The Executive Committee ensures the CSRC is in concert with its charter mission. In addition, it oversees all committee activities and reviews each committee’s recommendations. The Executive Committee holds final decision making responsibility for all CSRC activities and processes. It also has final responsibility for providing all in-kind and fiscal resources, or strategies and support for obtaining such resources, needed to facilitate each committee’s activities on behalf of the CSRC. The Executive Committee determines replacements for CSRC leadership roles if need be.
The Membership Committee is the primary center of activity that sustains the vitality of the CSRC by recruiting new members and ensuring members have opportunities to participate and contribute to the organization at every level. The committee is responsible for determining membership statuses of new applicants according to stipulations outlined in the membership charter.
Inter-Organizational Partnership Liaison Committee
The Inter-Organizational Partnership Liaison Committee serves as the CSRC's "single point of contact" for partner organizations and facilitates jointly sponsored meetings and publications. Although partner organizations are not members of the CSRC, they share the neutrality and patient-centered goals of the consortium.
Scientific Oversight Committee (SOC)
The SOC is the primary intellectual repository for solicitation, review, and ongoing oversight of all scientific projects and programs, making recommendations on each directly to the Executive Committee. The SOC develops and facilitates research teams specifically dedicated to each approved research program.
Scientific Programs Committee
The Scientific Programs Committee organizes and provides logistical support for all CSRC-sponsored public meetings. Although this committee is separate from the SOC and other committees, it works in an integrated fashion to ensure appropriate topics are raised to the Executive Committee for consideration from various CSRC groups. This committee reviews proposals for annual meetings, think tanks, and other public forums, specifically focusing on meetings that will likely catalyze other sustained efforts such as white papers and research projects. In addition, the Scientific Programs Committee assists in forming specific working groups as needed to provide direction, guidance, administrative support, communications, and involvement with other facets of CSRC.
White Papers and Publications Committee
The White Papers and Publications Committee orchestrates and provides logistical support for all CSRC-sponsored publications. Although this committee is separate from other committees, it is intended to work in an integrated fashion to ensure that appropriate topics are raised to the SOC for consideration from the various CSRC groups. Committee members review proposals for white papers and similar publications, focusing on topics that either emerge from or will likely catalyze other sustained efforts, such as research projects, public meetings, and programs. The White Papers and Publications Committee assists in forming specific writing and reviewer groups as needed to provide direction, guidance, administrative support, communications, and involvement with other facets of CSRC. Committee membership consists of at least industry, academia, and regulators. It reports through the SOC.
ECG Database Committee
ECG data in the ECG warehouse are owned by specific entities. Most typically these are pharmaceutical company sponsors that submit ECGs in the course of drug development or post-market surveillance. In other scenarios, they can be research organizations (public or private) that collaborate with CSRC for shared common scientific goals.
Release of ECG data to CSRC for additional analysis represents a collaborative effort of scientific goodwill on the part of the data owners. Within the CSRC, the ECG Database Committee covers all technical sides related to project proposals (before their submission) and subsequent data analysis (after the projects have been executed). The Scientific Oversight Committee (SOC) evaluates proposals for use of the released ECG data and fosters collaboration within the research community. Individual research protocols cleared by the SOC are then approved by the Executive Committee.