PERSIMUNE has a governance structure consisting of the centre leader being overall responsible for the center, an Executive Committee (ExCom) and a CORE group lead by the Deputy centre leader. The Executive Committee grew in 2021 and now has 15 members with diverse backgrounds. The ExCom has a focus on the strategic development of the centre. In addition, a scientific advisory committee consisting of experts in the different scientific and methodological focus areas of PERSIMUNE is involved in review of new projects as needed. The CORE group is responsible for the daily operations, the infrastructure and approving requests to use PERSIMUNE resources or data and involves expertise from IT, regulatory affairs, biobank and research. Different working groups are responsible for progress and coordination within their individual areas of expertise, which include data management, biobank, statistics and bioinformatics. PERSIMUNE has a number of active research areas, and all interested persons are invited to contact the lead researchers in these areas.
Researchers are encouraged to propose projects based on data and biological material contained at PERSIMUNE. Justification of the relevance of the proposed research question relative to the overall scope of PERSIMUNE should be outlined. Further instructions can be found in section How to get involved.
The conduct of the activities within the CoE is based on a set of core values. The leadership will ensure transparency in decision making, and full and open communication is hence vital. The tone in communication shall always be collegial, courteous, constructive and professional. The research needs to be conducted and reported by rigorous standards adhering to international best standards and norms. PERSIMUNE offers a platform for diverse research activities, and aims to be inclusive for anybody wanting to engage and ensure that proposers of research questions maintain ownership hereof.