California Council on Science and Technology (CCST)
California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization established via the California State Legislature in 1988 to provide objective advice from California's best scientists and research institutions on policy issues involving science. They respond to the Governor, the Legislature, and other State entities who request independent assessment of public policy issues affecting the State of California relating to science and technology.
California's policies are stronger with science, and CCST is uniquely qualified as an organization created via the Legislature to convene a Statewide network of experts across disciplines and institutions. As this coordinating body, CCST can provide impartial expertise that extends beyond the resources or perspective of any single institution. They offer State policymakers the increased ability to conduct analytical assessments and to arrive at informed decisions on complex science and technology issues affecting California and its citizens.See more