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NASA Science Council

The Science Council (SC) provides advice and recommendations to the NASA Chief Scientist (CS) to help enable NASA to meet its scientific goals and promote a healthy scientific culture across the Agency.

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The primary functions of the SC may include:

  • Support the health, morale, and welfare of the NASA research workforce;
  • To provide advice and recommendations to the CS;
  • To serve as a forum to discuss Agency policies, practices, and issues impacting the science community;
  • To provide consistent messaging for internal and external audiences regarding science throughout NASA;
  • To help the NASA Centers and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) address issues related to science and science workforce, and to promote science integration and cooperation;
  • To help the CS in recognizing outstanding science achievements and scientists within and outside the Agency;
  • To promote a research culture with the highest level of scientific integrity among the NASA research community; and
  • To help foster innovative and transformational science research.

Science Council Representatives

(Center Chief Scientist or their designee)

Ames Research Center (ARC)

Glenn Research Center (GRC)

Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)

Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)

Johnson Space Center (JSC)

Kennedy Space Center (KSC)

Langley Research Center (LaRC)

Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)

Stennis Space Center (SSC)