This section of the website contains more information about the task of the Health Council of the Netherlands and the way it performs this task. The legal task of the Health Council steers its operating procedures. These involve the well considered collection and assessment of scientific data from a policy point of view. The quality of this process is guaranteed in a number of ways. Among them are multidisciplinary committees with a professional secretariat, a code for the prevention of improper influence due to conflicts of interests, international cooperation, and review of draft advisory reports.