The Scientific Advisory Board has a Program Committee also chaired by the BIRS Scientific Director. It consists of ten members of the Scientific Advisory Board. The membership normally covers a broad range of expertise as well as the scientific interests of all major users of the Station. The function of the Program Committee is to:
- Make the final selections and scheduling of all the scientific activities, based on the recommendations that come from the Scientific Boards of BIRS and its partner institutes;
- Determine the types and balance of programs and activities to be offered at BIRS - research workshops, conferences, opportunities for research teams, programs for education, industrial workshops, etc.