The Board of Overseers of the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC Board) is appointed by the President of Stanford University to provide oversight of SLAC for the University, which operates the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC) for the United States Department of Energy.
The Board's role is to provide guidance, oversight and advice to the President of Stanford University and SLAC management with respect to scientific and technical issues, long-range objectives, laboratory operations, budget and facility plans, land use, outreach, technology transfer, personnel matters, risks, and the relationship with the U. S. Department of Energy under the prime contract. In addition, the Board performs the contractor assurance function to DOE on behalf of Stanford.
The following standing committees are outlined more thoroughly in the Board charter (PDF).
Each committee is responsible for assuring performance and providing added-value support to SLAC in its assigned area. Committee members may be drawn from both within and outside the Board. The Board may also establish standing and ad hoc committees and subcommittees as it deems necessary.