Summary points
Scientific advisory bodies face increasing calls to be transparent and allow public participation

Advisory bodies need to provide substantive rather than full procedural transparency Substantive transparency requires some parts of the advisory process to be concealed from the public

Attributing experiential or consequential expertise enables lay voices to be heard in the advisory process

*Patient Participation, Advisory Committees/*organization & administration/standards, Humans, Netherlands, Organizational Policy, Science/*organization & administration
dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7478.1339, hdl.handle.net/1765/8275
BMJ British medical journal
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

Bal, R.A, Bijker, W.E, & Hendriks, R.W. (2004). Democratisation of scientific advice. BMJ British medical journal, 329, 1339–1341. doi:10.1136/bmj.329.7478.1339