Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC)
The Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) meets on an annual basis and oversees TDR's scientific activities. STAC reports to the Joint Coordinating Board (JCB).
STAC has three major functions:
- to review, from a scientific and technical standpoint, the strategy, scope and content of TDR, including the diseases covered and approaches to be adopted;
- to recommend priorities within TDR, including the establishment of ad hoc Special Advisory Groups (SAGs) to assist TDR in the management of specific projects/activities;
- to independently evaluate the scientific and technical aspects of all activities of TDR.
The STAC shall be comprised of 15 multidisciplinary, selected on the basis of individual scientific or technical competence. Members serve for a period of 2 years and may be reappointed.