ECIBC is supported by two working groups composed by medical doctors, researchers, and patients who joined the project on a voluntary basis upon public calls for expression of interest launched by DG SANTE in 2014.
The calls, open from 27/10/2014 until 11/12/2014, provided the context for the mandate of both groups, described the profiles needed (professionals, methodologists and individuals such as laypeople, patients) for the GDG and for the QASDG (professionals and individuals), and required applicants to provide a short CV, declaration of Interest and application form. The overall selection rules were as well made publicly available.
Nominations were issued by DG SANTE in July 2015. All nominees having accepted to be members of the GDG and QASDG, were informed that the two working groups would be fully managed, in their operational role, by the JRC, including the establishment of the working plan, rules of procedure, organisation of meetings, management of personal data and of interests, withdrawals from the group, recruitment of newly needed and/or uncovered expertise, etc.