The European Commission has published its Decision 94/809/Euratom of 16 November 1994 amending Decision 85/593/Euratom on the reorganization of the Joint Research Centre (JRC). The Decision amends Decision 85/593/Euratom in order to provide the JRC with a structure appropriate to the tasks assigned to it. The Commission will now decide on the terms of reference of the Board of Governors of the JRC, in particular as regards the specific research programmes implemented by the JRC. The Board of Governors will deal with the follow-up for the RTD programmes, including: - Their implementation, paying particular attention to their consistency with the needs of the Community; - The coherence of their development with the specific indirect action programmes under the framework programmes; to this end, the Board of Governors will organize annual exchanges of views with the relevant programme committees. The Decision also sets up a Scientific and Industrial Advisory Group to advise the Board of Governors and the Director-General of the JRC on developments in science and technology.