The role of the SAC is:

  • To review the proposed protocols for each of the WPs and offer technical and scientific input;
  • To review initial findings for each of the research questions and provide advice on additional research needed to explore and further test these;
  • To review findings for each of the research questions and provide expert analysis to identify evidence;
  • To advise on dissemination of initial findings and provide synergies with existing conferences and events for dissemination;
  • To advise on complex issues of ethical approval, and
  • To disseminate the project findings and translate these into practice through their international and nation policy and clinical advisory functions.