The External Scientific Advisory Board (ESAB) and the PHIRI Steering Committee will meet officially in month 18 (±April 2022) and month 30 (±April 2023) of the project, and will be provided with summary reports on the project’s work progress a month in advance. The ESAB will provide advice on the quality of the deliverables, ethical issues, general philosophy and direction of the project, eventual corrective measures in the content of the work and, if necessary, on the dissemination and exploitation of the project’s results.
The ESAB should be formed by a cross-domain group of independent scientific experts. The following three experts have agreed on being part of the PHIRI ESAB:
- Martin McKee (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)
- Louise Potvin (University of Montréal)
- Howard Needham (European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control)
- Christian Wimmer (European Commission - HERA)
The members of ESAB were officially approved by the PHIRI Steering Committee on the 25th of February 2021.
The first meeting with the PHIRI Coordination Team and the members of ESAB took place on the 27th of January, 2022.