Structure of ICGC ARGO
The ICGC is a confederation of members that share the common goals and principles described in the policies and guidelines document and have agreed to work in a coordinated and collaborative manner within a defined structure. ICGC ARGO structure was refined for the period 2020 onwards and membership lists will be confirmed in early 2020.
ICGC Executive Board
The Executive Board is the oversight and advocacy body with responsibility for upholding the goals and mission of ICGC ARGO. The Executive committee oversees the progress of ICGC ARGO and suggests actions to be taken to help ensure that ICGC-ARGO follows its mission as outlined in this policy document, while allowing enough flexibility to adapt to the evolving landscape of research, clinical practice, technology advancements and patient engagement. The Board Chair is responsible for managing the board activities and liaising with the Management Committee.
Independent Advisory Committee
The Independent Advisory Committee (IAC) provides independent advice to ICGC-ARGO on issues of a scientific or clinical nature, including those related to samples, consent, ethics, quality standards, evolving technologies. The IAC responds to requests from the Management Committee or the Executive Board to review and comment on reports on policies and processes. It can also request that the Management Team research specific issues that the IAC feel could have an impact on ICGC-ARGO (e.g., potential changes in legislation or new technologies.)
The Management Committee is responsible for carrying out the operations of ICGC-ARGO. It is led by the ICGC-ARGO Executive Director, situated at the University of Glasgow, Scotland. Membership includes Individuals with expertise and capacity in secretariat responsibilities, project development, technology development and business development, who are strategically located in global regions where ICGC ARGO projects are concentrated.
Management Committee Membership as of November 2019:
Andrew Biankin, United Kingdom
Amber Johns, Australia
Lincoln Stein, Canada
Carol Nicol, United Kingdom
You can read more about our structure and governance in our;
Policies and Guidelines