Scientific Methods and Standards

Scientific excellence is at the heart of the ECDC vision and strategy. This Unit leads the processes for strengthening the scientific excellence and the dissemination of knowledge within the organisation and to partners. This includes the quality assurance of ECDC’s scientific work and the organisation of ESCAIDE. It also covers the definition of the standards for the Centre’s scientific processes and outputs and monitors performance against those standards.

The Unit is also responsible for ensuring the relevance and transparency of ECDC’s scientific outputs through appropriate consultation. The Unit leads and coordinates ECDC’s activities on research and innovation. In liaison with other Units, the Unit identifies priorities and supports learning and development activities to develop and strengthen the competencies of ECDC’s scientific workforce.

In addition, the Eurosurveillance Editorial Office is hosted in this Unit.