ECHO Program Organization

As seen in Figure 1, the ECHO Cohort Consortium’s Executive Committee oversees programmatic strategy and resource use. The Steering Committee comprises an investigator from each ECHO Cohort award and oversees scientific issues within the program, thus empowering investigators to drive the science.

ECHO ISPCTN has a similar governance approach that invests authority for strategy and resource use in the Leadership Committee and scientific leadership in the Steering Committee.

The NIH ECHO Program Office sets scientific and collaborative vision, ensures that components adhere to NIH policies, provides funding, and facilitates researchers working together so that the ECHO whole is more than the sum of the parts. Given its role in ensuring maximum return on taxpayer investment, the NIH reserves the right to make final decisions on any ECHO matter.

Figure 1. ECHO Program Office Organizational Chart

This page last reviewed on October 13, 2023