The Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee

The Alliance’s Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) consists of eight members, selected by virtue of their scientific or policy-making expertise. Membership term is 3 years, renewable once.

The Advisory Committee on Health Research (ACHR) provides advice and guidance to the STAC from its perspective as the highest scientific advisory body within WHO on health research. The STAC reports on its activities to each meeting of the ACHR.

The STAC functions are to: provide scientific and technical advice to the Board and Secretariat; provide technical input to the process of developing the work plan and its implementation; participate in the evaluation of competitive calls for proposals; and help identify potential collaborators for the Alliance and act as ambassadors for the Alliance.