Each unit of the EBP life cycle is coordinated by a key partner – which may or may not partner with others to share expertise and knowledge.
Core Partners ensure optimal interactions between the EBP life cycle units and the rest of the network.
The Federal Steering Board validates the directions taken by the key partners and the Advisory Committee.
It is made up of representatives of INAMI/RIZIV (Belgian National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance), the Public Health FPS (Federal Public Service) and the Minister of Health, as well as the KCE (Belgian Health Care Knowledge Centre) and the FAMHP (Federal Agency for Medicines and Health Products) – the latter 2 in an advisory capacity.
Its mandate is to coordinate and organise the EBP sector at the federal level.
The Advisory Board brings together users (health care providers and patients) and EBP stakeholders.
With its knowledge of the field, it is well placed to fulfil a monitoring and advisory role for the network.
The coordination team liaises between the 3 entities and chairs them.
It also deals with calls for projects and European initiatives.
It is bound to a position of neutrality.
The network’s coordination team has three members. Their role is to facilitate internal processes, mediate, and disseminate information, without interfering in the content of scientific processes.