ADR UK's governance structures have been designed to be robust, flexible and responsive, to help ensure we are on track to meet our objectives and to guide good practice across the partnership.
The Programme Delivery Board (PDB) oversees overall delivery of the strategic objectives of ADR UK, including the development of an effective partnership. The PDB will provide programme assurance to the Senior Responsible Officer (SRO) through its oversight of the strategic development of ADR UK, scrutiny of its plans and milestones, and monitoring of its delivery performance.
Members of the PDB include Alison Park, ESRC; Andrew Morris, HDR UK; Anna Vignoles, University of Cambridge; Dan Hodges, UKRI; Ed Humpherson, UK Stats Authority; Ellen Flint, DWP; Emma Gordon, Director of the ADR UK Strategic Hub; Jennifer Rubin (Chair), ESRC Executive Chair; Kevin Fletcher, HMRC; Neil Viner, EPSRC Leadership Team; Sarah Henry, ONS.
The Leadership Committee (LC) brings together the accountable leads from ADR UK’s partners to develop and agree the strategic direction of ADR UK, and to develop the policies necessary for successful delivery. It is responsible for approving the evidence collected by the Operational Management Group (OMG) to support self-assessment across the partnership.
Members of the LC include Chris Dibben, University of Edinburgh; David Ford, Swansea University; Dermot O'Reilly, Queen's University Belfast; Emma Gordon, ADR UK; Glyn Jones, Welsh Government; Liz Mckeown, ONS; Paul Jackson, ADR UK; Pete Stokes, ONS; Roger Halliday, Scottish Government; Sarah Henry, ONS; Siobhan Carey, NISRA.
The Operational Management Group (OMG) is the forum for monitoring and reporting of all operational matters of ADR UK. It will also take actions arising from the ADR UK Performance Management Framework, and will be responsible for gathering evidence to support self-assessment across the partnership.
The OMG and the LC are two groups with a common goal, but different responsibilities. The OMG acts under instruction from the LC to provide solutions and assurances, in particular with respect to the operational implications of the policies and strategies discussed and decided there, and at other governance boards.
The Research Commissioning Board (RCB) was previously in place to act as a commissioning panel for invite-only research and data linkage projects funded via ADR UK's Strategic Hub Fund. The Fund is now allocated via open calls, with an independent, expert panel brought together to judge submissions to each call. You can find out about our current funding opportunities on the News & Blogs page.
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