Laurence Freedman (chair), Gertner Institute for Epidemiology and Health Policy Research, Tel Hashomer, Israel; Information Management Services Inc., Rockville MD, USA

Victor Kipnis (chair), US National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD, USA

Hendriek Boshuizen, Netherlands Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, the Netherlands; Biometris, Wageningen University and Research, Wageningen, the Netherlands

Raymond Carroll, Texas A&M University, College Station TX, USA

Veronika Deffner, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany

Kevin Dodd, US National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD, USA

Paul Gustafson, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, Canada

Ruth Keogh, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK

Helmut Küchenhoff, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany

Douglas Midthune, US National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD, USA

Pamela Shaw, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA, USA

Anne Thiébaut, French national institute of health and medical research, Paris, France

Janet Tooze, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem NC, USA

Michael Wallace, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada