The structure of the current HBP governance is shown below. The HBP’s governance structure is designed to allow the Core Project (CP) to run efficiently and transparently.
- The Stakeholder Board (SB) is the Ultimate Decision-Making Body composed of one Member for each country participating in the HBP.
- The Directorate (DIR) is the Executive Governance Body of the HBP. It manages the Project and its finances, ensures that it fulfils its contractual obligations, and puts proposals decided on by the Science and Infrastructure Board to the Stakeholder Board for its decision.
- The Science and Infrastructure Board (SIB) provides the scientific leadership of the HBP. It is responsible for managing the implementation of the scientific and infrastructure Work Plan, and for proposing work plans and roadmaps for each SGA. All scientific decisions are made by this board.
ERBAINS AISBL – the HBP Legal Entity
In the course of the SGA3, the role of the Coordinator of the HBP will be taken over by the EBRAINS AISBL, a member of the Consortium and a Legal Entity created with the objective of coordinating the HBP and managing an enduring European scientific research infrastructure. The EBRAINS AISBL is responsible for developing a sustainable operational model for the EBRAINS Research Infrastructure built by the HBP.
Project Coordination Office
The Project Coordination Office (PCO), employed by the Coordinator, manages and coordinates the Core Project, and acts as the intermediary between the HBP Partner organisations and the European Commission.
Liaison with the EC
The Board of Funders brings together representatives from the participating countries and the Commission, for the purpose of programming activities in support of the European Flagships (HBP, Graphene, Quantum).
More detailed information on governance in the HBP is available here.