Steering Committee

The SC is responsible for feedback to the QUOD Assembly and has oversight over the QUOD National Management Team (NMT) and the Regional Teams. The SC meet at least twice a year.

The responsibilities of the SC include:

  • Ensuring that there is an appropriate governance framework in place.
  • Oversight of employment into QUOD related positions.
  • Ensuring QUOD related activities occur in compliance with the Human Tissue Act (HT Act).
  • Ensuring agreements and the necessary contracts are established between NHSBT, University of Oxford and other retrieval zones.
  • Review Serious Adverse Events
  • Review major changes to protocols
  • Review budgets and financial aspects of QUOD
  • Reviewing timelines and milestones of the programme, including recruitment rates and completion of procured data
  • Reviewing scientific proposals for access to QUOD related samples/data
  • Feedback to the QUOD Assembly
  • Report to the NHSBT R&D Committee

SC Voting Members:
QUOD Coordinating Principal Investigator
QUOD Platform Coordinator Pancreas
QUOD Platform Coordinator Heart and Lung
QUOD Platform Coordinator Omics Technologies
QUOD Platform Coordinator Islets
QUOD Principal Investigator (Birmingham Region)
QUOD Principal Investigator (Cambridge Region)
QUOD Principal Investigator (Cardiff Region)
QUOD Principal Investigator (Edinburgh Region)
QUOD Principal Investigator (King’s Region)
QUOD Principal Investigator (Manchester Region)
QUOD Principal Investigator (Newcastle Region)
QUOD Principal Investigator (Leeds Region)
QUOD Principal Investigator (Oxford Region)
QUOD Principal Investigator (Royal Free Region)
QUOD Principal Investigator (Papworth Region)
NHSBT Representative (NHSBT Associate Medical Director, OTDT)
NHSBT Representative (Principal Statistician, Statistics and Clinical Studies)
NHSBT Representative (NHSBT Assistant Director, Research and Development)
NHSBT Representative (NHSBT OTDT Operations)
NHSBT Representative (NHSBT National Deputy Clinical Lead for Organ Donation)
Lay Members x 7

SC Advisory Members (Non-Voting):
NHSBT Transplant Advisory Group Representative (Cardiothoracic Transplantation)
NHSBT Transplant Advisory Group Representative (Kidney Transplantation)
NHSBT Transplant Advisory Group Representative (Liver Transplantation)
NHSBT Transplant Advisory Group Representative (Pancreas Transplantation)
NHSBT Representative (NHSBT Director of Quality)
Charity Diabetes UK
Charity Kidney Research UK
Charity British Heart Foundation
Advisory Member Pathology Liaison
Advisory Member Basic Science Liaison
Advisory Member Clinical Liaison
Advisory Member OTDT Research Liaison
Advisory Member OTDT Operational Liaison

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