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OECD Global Science Forum Secretariat


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‌‌‌Carthage Smith

Carthage SMITH

Carthage Smith joined the Global Science Forum Secretariat in June 2014 as Lead Co-ordinator. He is responsible for overseeing the Forum activities and working with members and delegates to define the overall strategy and priorities. He was originally trained as a biochemist, with a PhD in neuroscience (Newcastle University, UK). Prior to joining the GSF secretariat, he was Deputy Executive Director of the International Council for Science (ICSU, Paris) for twelve years. In this position he led the strategic development of a number of major global science initiatives, in areas ranging from environmental science to urban health, and managed a number of science for policy and policy for science activities. Prior to moving to France, he spent six years at the UK Medical Research Council, where he was Head of International Science Policy.


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Frédéric SGARD

Frédéric Sgard is a project administrator in the Global Science Forum secretariat, where he manages selected Forum activities. His current portfolio includes activities on Temperate Agriculture Research Network, on International Distributed Research Infrastructures, and on scientific policy advice to governments.  He also follows recently-completed GSF initiatives: the OECD Recommendation on the Governance of Clinical Trials, Scientific Collections Internationals (SciColl), and the Global Earthquake Model (GEM). Prior to joining the OECD in 2003, he was a senior scientist at Sanofi, working on the discovery of new pharmacological targets. He studied molecular genetics at the University of Paris XI, Orsay (France), and obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Reading (UK) in 1994.


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Taro Matsubara is a project administrator in the Global Science Forum (GSF) secretariat. He currently supports to manage the projects of open science and science advice. He is on assignment from the Japanese Ministry for Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), so he is also working on the projects that are of special interest to Japan as a liaison. Before joining the GSF secretariat, he had worked at MEXT since 2002, mainly on science and technology policy, such as nuclear non-proliferation, aerospace policy, policy evaluation and higher education policy. His most recent position was at the National Institute of Science and Technology Policy (NISTEP) working on the planning and coordinating of its policy research. He has a Master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University and one in physics from the University of Tokyo.



Florence Hourtouat is responsible for administrative support for the Global Science Forum and the Country Reviews Unit of the Division of Scientific and Technical Policy. She joined the OECD in 1994 and worked for various Directorates before coming to the Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation in 1995. Florence spent one year as a foreign exchange student in the United States in 1984-85 and graduated from high school. She has a secretariat diploma from the Ecole de la Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de Paris. 


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