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Chief science officer

Chief Science Officer (CSO) is a position at the head of scientific research operations at companies performing significant scientific research projects. The CSO typically is responsible for developing research capabilities (human, methodological, and technological), for developing evidence of the validity and utility of research products, and for communicating with the scientific and customer communities concerning capabilities and scientific product offerings.

In some organizations, the same person may hold this title along with that of Chief Technology Officer often has a background in engineering and/or business development.

Some academic research organizations, such as Fox Chase Cancer Center,[1] Dana-Farber Cancer Institute,[2] and the San Diego Supercomputer Center[3] have adopted a similar title of Chief Scientific Officer. Typically, their role is to evaluate and set scientific priorities and coordinate the administrative structure that supports scientists. A Chief Scientific Officer commonly has a scientific or academic background, yet they may or may not be practicing scientists or academics.


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