The Scientific Advice Mechanism is supported by the SAM secretariat, a small team within the European Commission.
- acts as a liaison between the Scientific Advice Mechanism and the European Commission, including the Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation
- coordinates the development of a scoping paper when a new request for advice is received
- supports the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors in their work, for instance with administration and record-keeping
- works with the SAPEA communications team to communicate about the work of the Scientific Advice Mechanism