Committee for Freedom and Responsibility in Science

The Committee promotes freedom for scientists to pursue knowledge and to freely exchange ideas, at the same time as advocating the responsibility of scientists to maintain scientifically defensible conclusions, and of scientific institutions to apply high standards.

Daya Reddy

South Africa

Saths Cooper

South Africa

Richard Bedford

New Zealand

Enrique Forero


Robin Grimes

United Kingdom

Cheryl Praeger 


CFRS monitors individual and generic cases of scientists whose freedoms and rights are restricted as a result of carrying out their scientific research, and provides assistance in such cases where its intervention can provide relief and support activities of other relevant actors. In addition to this, members of CFRS are involved in a range of projects involving international partners and other Committees within the ISC.

The work of the CFRS is supported by:

Vivi Stavrou

CFRS Executive Secretary & Senior Science Office