The Scientific Steering Committee discusses guidelines and principles for the work in VKM, coordinates risk assessments discussed in more than one panel, and finalizes the most comprehensive risk assessments. The Scientific Steering Committee has 15 members, nine of which are the chairs of the panels. The remaining six are directly appointed.
Jan Alexander (chair)
Dag O. Hessen
Tor A. Strand
Asbjørn Magne Nilsen
Helle Katrine Knutsen
Assessing risk means assessing how likely it is that a hazard we know leads to injury. In addition, we need to assess how serious the injury is.
VKM is appointed by the Ministry of Health and Care Services. VKM is organized as an independent body, fulfilling the national requirement for independent, transparent and open scientific risk assessments.
Risk assessments in VKM follow current international standards and methodology in the respective fields of responsibility for VKMs panels.