The Cyber Valley Public Advisory Board (PAB) is an independent committee that evaluates the ethical and social implications of research projects that are supported through the Cyber Valley Research Fund. Its role is to review project proposals from Cyber Valley research groups prior to their approval by the Cyber Valley Research Fund Board (RFB).
The members of the PAB have access to all funding applications and can thus see how the funds are spent. Moreover, the PAB advises the RFB and can request further information, express concerns, and engage in debate. Its members were appointed by Baden-Württemberg’s science minister Theresia Bauer. They represent a broad spectrum of relevant disciplines and backgrounds.