Equitable partnerships sit at the heart of the Hub’s approach; the principle of equitability is entrenched throughout both our governance structure and management processes, which are designed to be transparent, develop our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusivity (EDI), and embed our transdisciplinary approach.
All partners are represented in all decisions. Membership of our boards and committees is designed to provide a gender, geographical, and disciplinary balance, with representation from our early career researcher community throughout. This structure allows for multiple points of discourse across the Hub team. Our research partners have autonomy to make decisions around their own resource use, so long as they meet the ambitions of the Hub.
A key part of our partnership approach is to build trusted partnerships through action. Our Theory of Change and log frame were co-created by the Hub team, setting out a number of joint outcomes that will help nurture partnerships through joint activity and ownership. We have developed a framework for fair and efficient partnership through a consultative process across all research partners, including a baseline partnership assessment that is conducted periodically throughout the programme.
The overarching Hub management group with responsibility for oversight and approval of all plans, policies, responsibilities and key decisions related to research and management. Hub-level decisions are made by the Executive Committee (Exec) which comprises a member and deputy from each research partner institution and a representative from the Early Career Network. Recommendations from the Research, Ethics, and Management Committees inform the Exec.
International Advisory Board
The IAB’s mandate is to periodically constructively review progress of the Hub’s science programme. Our members provide a range of perspectives from across policy, industry, academia, and funders.
EthComm has a male and female member from each participating country and takes responsibility for leading the Hub’s Ethics Strategy, ensuring research is compliant and ethical, reporting on EDI and transparency within the Hub.
ResComm includes members from each research theme and research partner institution, and a representative from the Early Career Network. The committee oversees the delivery of, and monitors the progress of, the Hub’s research programme.
Operations and Management Committee
The overarching operations group with responsibility for budget review, internal communications, administrative issues, MEL, and impact tracking.