The Scientific Advisory Board of iCAREdata is convened when a research question (which has already been declared admissible by the Steering Committee) has to be approved. It is the function of the Scientific Advisory Board to judge whether a research proposal can, and should be performed on the database. The decision is led by considering the relevance of the research question, and the legal, ethical and privacy rules. In addition, each partner must give permission to use the data they provided. The tasks, composition and procedures of the Scientific Advisory Board are available at information for researchers’
The Scientific Advisory Board is also consulted on an ad hoc basis when a search question or project is proposed. This Board meets at least once a year. During this yearly meeting, the Steering Committee presents an the annual report detailing the past year’s activities.
The Scientific Advisory Board compromises of:
- The promoter and co-promoters
- The members of the Executive Committee
- The members of the Steering Committee
- A minimum of one representative from each partner