All members of the German Data Forum (RatSWD) who are not members of the KonsortSWD Steering Committee, i.e. whose institutions are not funding recipients in KonsortSWD, are members of the Advisory Board qua office. It may invite the spokesperson and other members of the KonsortSWD Steering Committee to its meetings as guests. If the need arises, the Advisory Board can include specialist expertise, for example from the (nominating) academic associations of the German Data Forum (RatSWD).
The Advisory Board supports KonsortSWD in content-related and strategic matters. It is independent in its activities. It reviews the annual reports from the individual work areas of the consortium, forwards recommendations to the Steering Committee and ensures that the development of services in KonsortSWD is oriented towards the needs of the users.
Rules of operation [German only]