The governance structure for the Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance has been designed to ensure goals are achieved, and communication and accountability are strong.
Several groups and committees oversee and provide input to the work of the Alliance, including the Board of Directors, the Executive Management Committee and the Community Advisory Group. In addition, the Human Research Ethics Committee of Melbourne Health ensures the work of the Alliance complies with relevant State and Federal laws governing research.
The Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is comprised of the CEOs of each of the member organisations, with an independent Chair. The Board is responsible for defining the strategy for Melbourne Genomics, deciding on what the Alliance should aim to achieve and how best to realise these aims.
The Executive Management Committee
The Executive Management Committee is an expertise‐based group, responsible for providing advice and recommendations to the Executive Director and Program Team.
The Community Advisory Group (CAG)
The work Melbourne Genomics undertakes is for the benefit of the community. The Community Advisory Group has a vital role in ensuring the Alliance takes into account the views, wishes and concerns of community and patient groups. The CAG provides input into all aspects of the Alliance's work (see Community involvement for more).