Created in 1916, the research committee is a part of the Swiss Academy of Science. At the beginning of the 20th century the idea to set up a national park came from this institution. There are 15 committee members, with different professional backgrounds.
Together with the Park management the research committee is responsible for the planning and coordination of the various projects, and they grant permission for projects to be carried out. In accordance with the Park’s conservation mission, only relevant projects may be carried out.