It is the main decision-making body in REDISSEC with the greatest responsibility for guiding the network’s research and administrative policies. It is made up of the group leaders and the Network Coordinator. The SC is in charge of the following strategic decisions: to manage and modify the Network’s agreements; to approve the Network’s Role Allocation Matrix; to approve the annual strategic research plans and identify the future directions of REDISSEC; to promote links with other international and national research networks; to provide feedback on the most important products before their dissemination; to supervise the promotion of gender equality in the project; to resolve any issues that cannot be clarified or agreed upon at a lower level.
It is an external body that will provide scientific guidance to REDISSEC and offer support to improve the transfer of research results. The Advisory Board will be responsible for disseminating the need for health services research to national and regional health authorities, facilitating access to other relevant organizations and stakeholders, and providing strategic guidance to the network. The Advisory Board will advise the SC on the main research topics to be developed by REDISSEC and will evaluate the progress of the project and the sustainability plan.
In addition to being a group leader, he has the following attributions: to direct the scientific programme; to direct the training and coordinate the programme, its activities and administer its budget; to coordinate with the Steering Committee the different commissions and designate their members; to act as spokesperson for the ISCIII, the Advisory and Scientific Committees; to represent the Network in any external activity or to designate a person from the network to do so.
At executive level, the EC will be responsible for: ensuring good practice in planning, management, dissemination and implementation of activities; monitoring work and progress of work areas, and reviewing progress against objectives and timetable; planning annual network meetings; making recommendations with regard to any other network issues; resolving problems that cannot be agreed at a lower level.
It is an operational team that acts as a support body to the Steering Committee to ensure that high standards of excellence are maintained in the Network’s projects and to provide support to all beneficiaries in technical, economic and administrative matters. This Committee plans the annual research programme, including programme contents, responsibilities of the researchers and budgetary allocations.
This committee is responsible for proposing and organizing the training activities that are carried out each year in REDISSEC. The training proposals are organized in two main sections: the mobility programme and other training activities organized by the Network. The mobility programme aims, on the one hand, to give the possibility of increasing the training of the youngest researchers in the Network and, on the other, to give the groups the opportunity to share their lines of work, as well as their most advanced methodologies, all with the aim of generating synergies, promoting the generation of collaborative products, and increasing the potential and visibility of health services research. On the other hand, this Committee also works by planning and offering its researchers other training activities, in the form of courses organized and managed by some of its groups.
The aim of the work carried out by this committee is to improve the visibility and impact of REDISSEC’s results through the planned transfer. The main activities coordinated by the Dissemination Committee are: the annual research conference, as the main meeting point for researchers in the Network and as a space for communication and visibility of the work carried out; the website and social networks, as another important strategy for disseminating the main activities; and participation in national and international forums.