IBRH3AU Governance Structure & Functions
With further development of the H3Africa Consortium as well as the Biorepository program it has become apparent that several management structures have already been put in place and that the objective of the biorepository within the consortium with current available funds are for DNA storage. It is thus prudent that a revised management plan is proposed. We propose to phase out the ELSI committee and replace it with the H3Africa Data and Biospecimen Access Committee. The IBAP will be replaced with NIH Biorepository program consultants. The External Oversight Committee is phased out and its functions will be taken over by the IBRH3AU Executive Committee now composed of the Senior four key personnel, coordinator, laboratory manager and administrator. We further propose to merge the risk management committee and quality assurance committee to create the QA & Risk Management Committee. The bioinformatics and data access committee is phased out as the H3Africa Data and Biospecimen Access Committee will handle its tasks while the Data (LIMS/BIMS) Management committee will be maintained.
The new management plan is summarized in the schema below