Committees & Working Groups
The structure of IHEC is based on a distributed organizational model. This model has been successfully used in other international genome projects, and relies on the interaction among funders (providing oversight), an international scientific steering committee (setting guidelines), and scientific groups and centers (data production centers, regional or national-level data analysis and coordination centers).
IHEC consists of two committees and a number of different working groups. Since the launch of IHEC in 2010, the work of the consortium has evolved dynamically, with emerging priorities and ongoing core activities. This is reflected by the varying thematic orientations of the working groups over time. Each of these working groups integrates key scientific and stakeholder expertise from around the world. The responsibilities and members of the current and past working groups are detailed below. Current working group typically meet virtually once per month.
Current Working Groups
The Assay Standards and Quality Control working group's mandate is to define: assays required for a reference epigenome, standardized protocols and quality control (QC) metrics, and standardized analysis pipelines.
- Dr Martin Hirst
- Dr Ivo Gut
The Communications working group's mandate is to coordinate the communication activities between the committees and the working groups, as well as ensuring that IHEC activities and achievements are communicated effectively to the rest of the community and the wider public.
- Dr Eric Marcotte
- Prof. Dr Jörn Walter