A number of boards and groups meet to make decisions or give advice on aspects of The National Archives' work.

Advisory Council

The Advisory Council on National Records and Archives advises the Lord Chancellor on public access to records and the care of archives and manuscripts.

User advisory groups

We listen to what the people using our services have to say through the user advisory group and the user forum.

Strategic Academic Stakeholder Forum

Directors meet with the leaders of the major professional historical bodies annually to share information about developments at The National Archives and in the historical research community. Find out more about the Strategic Academic Stakeholder Forum.

Records decision panel

The panel considers matters relating to selection and disposition of records, including the selection of records for permanent preservation.

Find out more about the records decision panel.

Discovery Content Strategy Board

The Discovery Content Strategy Board considers proposals for digitisation and cataloguing projects, including those with a volunteer component or externally-funded projects.

Cataloguing Strategy panel

A panel of experts from The National Archives assesses major cataloguing projects to improve searchability and access to public records.

Find out more about the Cataloguing Strategy Panel.

Departmental Whitley Council

A meeting between The National Archives' senior managers and the three recognised trade unions. Find out more about the Departmental Whitley Council.