Table 1

Registry organisation: committee roles and responsibilities

CommitteeKey roles and responsibilities
Executive Committee
  • Scientific leadership of the registry

  • Assume responsibilities from all other Committees after completion of the funded registry period

Steering Committee
  • Programme development

  • Operational oversight of registry conduct, including monitoring of site performance

  • Protocol amendments

  • Generate ideas/topics for publications

Publications Committee
  • Review proposed registry analyses and recommend approval to Executive Committee

  • Collaborate with the Biomarker Committee on proposed analyses and publications

  • Ensure adherence to international standards on criteria for authorship of scientific publications

  • Review all publications prior to submission

Biomarker Committee
  • Evaluate proposed studies involving use of samples collected in the registry for feasibility and scientific value

  • Assess studies’ needs and implement efficient use of available samples, including prioritisation