In order to build a trustworthy partnership, it will be vital to ensure robust and transparent governance processes, with clear lines of accountability. The Alliance must be open to scrutiny across all its activities.
One of the key governance bodies that ICODA is establishing is the Scientific & Strategic Advisory Committee (SAC). The SAC has been created as an independent body within the Alliance governing structure to provide high-level advice to inform the strategic direction of the Alliance, with a particular focus on ensuring the Alliance can deliver scientific impact and on supporting data-driven research to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. We believe that the SAC is paramount to guiding this global vision and to ensuring equitable data and research collaborations as well as research capacity building.
ICODA is delighted to announce that Prof Agnes Binagwaho and Dr Martin Murphy have kindly agreed to Co-Chair the SAC.
Professor Agnes Binagwaho is a Rwandan paediatrician who returned to Rwanda in July of 1996, two years after the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. She co-founded the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE), an initiative of Partners In Health, which focuses on changing how health care is delivered around the world by training global health professionals who strive to deliver more equitable, quality health services for all. Read more
Dr Martin Murphy was founding CEO and Board Director of the 20-year-old non-profit CEO Roundtable on Cancer at the request of the late 41st President George H.W. Bush. He was also Founding CEO of Project Data Sphere® (PDS), a non-profit initiative of the CEO Roundtable devoted to cancer clinical trial data-sharing and analysis. Read more