The CSO is responsible for:
- Identifying trends and developments and introducing them into Amsterdam's implementation, policy and decision-making. In this context, the CSO also contributes to the strategic agenda for Amsterdam (established by the GMT) by connecting it to the current state of knowledge and science. This involves close collaboration with, among others, the CTO and the Urban Strategy Team.
- Developing collaborations with the knowledge institutions in a more structured way and (further) develop a sustainable knowledge infrastructure in the city. The city is a complex system and this necessitates more research and connection between the different forms of knowledge (scientific, practice-oriented, design and experience).
- Directing and documenting networks such as the network of municipal professors and municipal PhD students, the Design Thinking network and the Citydeal Kennis Maken network.
- Documenting and participating in research networks of researchers in the municipality of Amsterdam and researchers in knowledge institutions such as the network of research coordinators of RVEs and district organizations (SDOs), the researchers' consultation (CoEs and SDOs) and the network of area managers. As far as possible, links are made to existing forums, and where necessary the CSO team directs additional networks.
- The relationship with the knowledge institutions and is the point of contact for administrators and top management of both the municipality and the various knowledge institutions. The CSO team, in collaboration with Economic Affairs, provides the secretariat for various structural meetings, consultations and networks between the City of Amsterdam and the various knowledge institutions.