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How the Advisory Board operates

The Advisory Board is the consultative body of the Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas and it comprises the following members:

  • The chairman
  • Board members
  • The secretary

The chairman of the Advisory Board is the president of the Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas.

The Advisory Board chairman:

  • Acts in representation of the Advisory Board and chairs its meetings.
  • Names the board members who have been previously proposed by the bodies legally entitled to do so.
  • Calls the ordinary and extraordinary meetings of the Advisory Board and sets the agenda for said meetings.
  • Moderates the development of the debates, as well having the casting vote in the event of a tie, for the purposes of taking decisions.

The board is made up of a maximum of 11 members appointed by the chairman, who are people of recognised prestige in the field of social sciences. At least five members appointed by the chairman are professors and tenured lecturers in fields of knowledge within the sphere of activities of the Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas, who have been proposed by the Universities Council.

The Advisory Board Secretariat duties are performed by the general secretary of the Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas.

Likewise, the Advisory Board meetings are also attended by the following persons who may take part in debates have no vote in the board's decisions:

  • A representative from the Instituto Nacional de Estadística and one from the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, appointed by the presidents of the respective institutions.
  • The Directors of the Departments of the Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas invited to attend by the chairman.

The Advisory Board performs the following functions:

  • To give advice on the research projects and work programmes undertaken in the centre.
  • To be abreast of the scientific activity carried out in the Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas, being aware of the content of the reports drafted by each department and, if applicable, making proposals concerning said activity.
  • To give advice on all those issues submitted to it by its chairman, on his/her own initiative or at that of the various public authorities, which come within the scope of the centre's activities.

Membership of the Advisory Board is not remunerated in any way.

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