Project Governance

Board  of Directors (BoD)

The Board of Directors is composed by the President of Penta Foundation (Prof. Carlo Giaquinto), the Head of Discovery at ViiV (Dr. Mark Cockett), the VP Business Development of ViiV (Trevor Scott), the Director of Africa Center (Deenan Pellay) and the EPIICAL Scientific Coordinator (Prof. Paolo Rossi). The BoD oversees the strategic direction of the Project.

Scientific Coordination Committee (SCC)

The Scientific Coordination Committee is chaired by Prof. Paolo Rossi and it includes a representative of ViiV Healthcare. It is an operative body in charge of the overall coordination and steering of the project work.

Consortium Committee

It comprises 3 representatives from each Working Group and the Scientific coordinator.

It ensures the implementation of the tasks in the Working Groups, the resolution of technical problems, the permanent follow-up and coordination of tasks, the identification of risks and reporting of progress and deliverables versus agreed project timelines.

Independent Scientific Advisory Board (ISAB).

The Independent Scientific Advisory Board is composed of 3 very well known scientists in the field of Infectious Diseases. The ISAB will overlook the ethical and scientific issues of the project.

Partners General Assembly (PGA)

The PGA is composed of representatives of each Institution involved in the project. It is the place where to present the scientific progress of EPIICAL and to discuss future directions.

Since VIIV 2020-2024 budget does not foresee funding for the support of any intervention studies these would need to be funded by other means.