Chief Science Officer
|Chief Science Officer|
|Higher Rank:||Executive Officer|
|Lower Rank:||Assistant Chief Science Officer|
|Known Chief Science Officers:||Spock, USS Enterprise; Data, USS Enterprise-D; Jadzia Dax, Deep Space 9/USS Defiant|
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The Chief Science Officer is responsible for all the scientific data the ship/facility collects, and the distribution of such data to specific section within the department for analysis. S/he is also responsible with providing the ship's captain with scientific information needed for command decisions.
S/he also is a department head and a member of the Senior Staff and responsible for all the crew members in her/his department and duty rosters.