The organisational structure of the project is characterised by a series of centrally coordinated working teams and committees and clearly defined inter-institutional links.
In each country, a working team has been set up to implement the project in coordination with the other teams. The previous project partners provide scientific support to the new partners throughout the project.
The project management committee is made up of the principal investigators from each of the participating institutions, and is responsible for planning and making decisions regarding the follow-up of the research and ensuring that the project objectives are met, as well as making decisions on project management.
The international scientific committee - made up of experts in the research area - meets annually to review and comment on the annual work plans and reports. It ensures the quality of the work, advises on scientific aspects and acts as an independent arbiter on issues relating to the scientific aspects of the research.
LThe national scientific committee is made up of key stakeholders from each participating country (policy makers, representatives of health service providers, professionals and representatives of civil society). This committee provides technical support to the research and contributes to the dissemination of results throughout the project.
The local steering committee is made up of the main actors of the selected health services in each country (policy makers, representatives of health service providers, professionals and users) together with the researchers. This committee accompanies the project and is responsible for the adaptation and implementation of the interventions. It will be involved in all phases of the project ensuring the institutionalisation of the interventions and their dissemination to other parts of the health system.
The independent International Ethics Committee is made up of ethics experts from the participating Latin American countries to ensure the ethical compliance of the project. It will work closely with the project coordinator to ensure that all project activities and procedures are carried out in accordance with ethical principles, guidelines and regulations.