Prof Pär Omling
President, European Science Foundation and vice-President, Science Europe, Europe.
Pär Omling is presently Advisor to the vice-Chancellor of Lund University, President of the European Science Foundation and vice-President of Science Europe. He has been deeply involved in national and international research policy for the last 20 years and has acted as adviser to several governments and research organisations.
Professor Omling spoke on the development of European guide for peer review in science, established on a survey and analysis by the European Science Foundation. The survey benchmarked and identified good practice amongst the many different systems and criteria currently in use in European countries. This included research funding and performing organisations, councils, private foundations and charities, which all have roles in evaluating research applications.