From 2008 to 2021, SCAR was governed by its Memorandum of Association (the legal statement agreed when the organisation became a registered company) and its Articles of Association (the legal rules about how the organisation is run), the two documents forming SCAR's Constitution. When the Articles of Association were revised in March 2021, the Memorandum was incorporated into the Articles so that a single Articles of Association document now forms SCAR's Constitution.
More detailed rules about the duties and responsibilities of SCAR's members are laid out in the Rules of Procedure. The Rules of Procedure for Subsidiary Bodies describe how SCAR's working groups are establised and governed.
pdf Articles of Association (March 2021) (263 KB)
pdf Rules of Procedure (May 2018) (109 KB)
pdf Rules of Procedure for SCAR Subsidiary Bodies (September 2022) (197 KB)
SCAR is registered as a Company and a Charity in the UK: Company Number 6564642; Charity Number 1124840
01 January 2017113 KB
01 January 2017108 KB
01 January 2017207 KB
01 January 2017147 KB
pdf SCAR Investment Policy 2017 Popular01 January 2017130 KB
pdf SCAR Risk Management Policy 2017 Popular01 January 2017138 KB
01 January 2017118 KB
SCAR Organizational Structure
(a list of acronyms for the chart is given below)
Download the Organogram and list of acronyms
Previous Versions of the SCAR Organisation Chart
Charts prior to 2013 are available on the SCAR Web Archive.
SCAR conducts regular reviews of its overall performance, and of the performance of its subsidiary groups and programmes.
pdf Report on the SCAR Structural Review, 20-21 April 2015 (361 KB)
|SCAR Activity||Internal Review||External Review|
|Science groups||every 2 years|
|Scientific Research Programmes (SRPs)||every 2 years||every 4 years
2016 SRP Review
|Co-sponsored activities||every 2 years||every 4 years|
|Partnerships||every 5 years|
|Communication activities||no official review|
|Award schemes||every 5 years|
|Structure and organization||every 5 years
2015 Structural Review
|2016 ICSU Review|
|Strategic Plan||every 5 years|