Governing Body Committees

Steering Committee. The CPTAC program is governed by a Steering Committee (SC) composed of awardees and NCI program staff.  The SC oversees and coordinates the activities of all PCCs, PTRCs, and PGDACs. The SC formulates strategic decisions and policies for consortium-wide activities.

External Scientific Panel. The primary role of the External Scientific Panel (ESP) is to provide independent assessment of research directions and progress of the CPTAC awardees.  The ESP annually evaluates research conducted by the CPTAC members, including the review of the overall program metrics, progress of individual awardees, strategic plans, etc.  The panel may also recommend to the CPTAC SC new research opportunities to explore, adjustments in priorities and/or approaches, as well as other steps/actions to advance the overall CPTAC goals.