IAP -Inter Academies Panel- is a worldwide network of National Academies of Science. The Panel was founded in 1993.

The main objective is to promote the cooperation between its Member Academies and to give advice to its citizens and their governments when it comes to scientific aspects of worldwide concerns.

IAP especially focuses on helping out the smaller and younger Academies to obtain these objectives. All Academies will be more efficient when it comes to increasing their influence and spreading their advise and warnings amongst their citizens and politicians through communication connections and networks created by the IAP-activities.