The Council’s activities focus on three principal areas of work:
- Science-for-policy to stimulate and support international scientific research and scholarship, and to communicate science that is relevant to international policy issues.
- Policy-for-science to promote developments that enable science to contribute more effectively to major issues in the international public domain.
- Scientific freedom and responsibility to defend the free and responsible practice of science.
ISC Priorities for 2023
The Council’s 2023 Priorities, and its Action Plan, form the practical framework for the ISC’s work until the end of 2024, and to work towards our vision of science as a global public good.
The ISC’s three-yearly Action Plans serve to operationalize the ISC’s vision, mission and strategic objectives. The Plans provide the Council’s members, funders and stakeholders with regular outlooks on ISC priorities and activity planning, monitoring and reporting.