Our governance

We are governed by the Strategic Coherence for ODA-funded Research (SCOR) Board. The SCOR Board is chaired by an independent member, Professor Peter Piot, and brings together the Chief Scientific Advisers and Directors of our core members.

Strategic Coherence of ODA-funded Research (SCOR) Board


The funding bodies involved are:


The individuals on our SCOR Board are:

Prof Peter Piot                Independent Chair
Prof Charlotte Watts       Chief Scientific Adviser, DFID
Prof Chris Whitty            Chief Scientific Adviser, DHSC
Dr Sharon Ellis                Director International Science and Innovation, BEIS
Prof Andrew Thomson    Chief Executive, AHRC (UKRI representative)
Prof Fiona Watt               Executive Chair, MRC (UKRI representative)
Prof Jeremy Farrar          Director, Wellcome Trust

The SCOR Board is supported by UKCDR’s team, hosted by the Wellcome Trust in London. The Board has met three times since its formation: in November 2017, March 2018 and May 2018.

Further information will be shared in due course.


UKCDR Advisory Council

An Advisory Council comprising expertise from our wider members ensures we have a diversity of opinions and views from across the international development research sector.