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Call for experts: EASAC working group homeopathy

14 June 2016

EASAC are seeking nominations for the Working Group on Homeopathy.

The background to this project and the lead taken by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences is described in the scoping document available here. Key messages from previous academy work are that homeopathic products are ineffective apart from their placebo effect and that there is no validated evidence to support their use. It is expected that the EASAC work will proceed from this starting point rather than re-analyse the extensive literature.

In terms of the skills and expertise desired in the Working Group, EASAC are seeking scientists who can cover any of the matters raised in the aforementioned scoping paper. In particular:

  • It is important to have broad geographical representation because of the relevance of the issues to many Member States.
  • EASAC are looking for biological or clinical scientists in human and veterinary medicine with knowledge about the distinction between homeopathic principles and evidence-based medicine.
  • EASAC are looking also for scientists with awareness of the relevant EU and Member State regulatory frameworks and for scientists with experience in public engagement on controversial issues in medicine.

If you are interested in apply for this position please contact John Maguire ( by June 24

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