The Scientific Council operates in conjunction with the Governing Council. Its responsibilities include

a) oversight of the scientific standard and integrity of IUFoST activities,

b) approval of publicly released scientific materials and the content of learned statements on scientific matters,

c) oversight of IUFoST official publications and related World Congress publications,

d) advice to the Office of the Secretary-General for chairs and members of working Groups, scientific commissions and Task Forces, no larger than is essential, to carry out specific tasks such as preparation of position papers and offering of expert advice,

e) development and fostering of relationships with the international scientific community according to IUFoST’s vision and mission in conjunction with the ongoing global work of the Union,

f) representation and Ambassadors role in IUFoST at all scientific events in which members of the Scientific Council participate during their terms in office.