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chapter7 Supervision


Article 43 The National Natural Science Foundation of China accepts the supervision and inspection of the state administrative departments in charge of finance, audit, supervision and science and technology and the supervision of the scientific community and the general public.

Article 44 The National Natural Science Foundation of China shall have under its jurisdiction a supervision committee, whose responsibilities shall be:

1. Establish and improve the rules and systems for the supervision of the National Natural Science Fund;

2. Accept complaints and tip-offs concerning the National Natural Science Fund projects, and cooperate with or entrust relevant departments in investigating, verifying and handling them;

3. Exercise supervision over the application, evaluation, management, implementation and other aspects of the National Natural Science Fund projects;

4. Put forward opinions and suggestions on the formulation and revision of the rules and systems for the management of the National Natural Science Fund;

5. Conduct publicity, education and related activities on scientific ethics.

Article 45 The Supervision Committee shall have one chairman, several vice chairmen and several members, all of whom shall be appointed by the National Natural Science Foundation of China. The chairman and vice chairmen shall be ex officio members. The term of office for committee members shall be five years and they shall not be allowed to serve on the committee for more than two consecutive terms.

The Supervision Committee shall convene at least one plenary session each year, and such a session shall have a quorum of two-thirds of committee members. The resolutions must be adopted by a majority of all committee members.

The Supervision Committee must report to the General Assembly on its work.

Article 46 The National Natural Science Foundation of China shall establish and improve its internal supervision and control mechanism and its accountability system to strengthen its supervision over the performance of its staff.

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