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Joint Council of Professional Scientists

    Naturevolume 150page657 (1942) | Download Citation



    A JOINT COUNCIL of Professional Scientists, representing more than ten thousand qualified men of science, has been set up under the chairmanship of Sir Robert Pickard by the Institutes of Chemistry and Physics in association with representatives of professional botanists, geologists, mathematicians and zoologists. The Council has been established to voice the collective opinion of qualified scientists on matters of public interest, to provide a liaison between professional organizations of scientific men for co-ordinated action in matters of common interest, and in particular to concern itself with: (1) the utilization of men of science to the best advantage in the service of the community ; (2) the education, training, supply and employment of scientific workers ; (3) the better understanding of the place of men of science in the community ; (4) the maintenance of adequate qualifications and ethical standards among professional men of science ; (5) the supply of information and advice to public and other bodies on matters affecting men of science.

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