Scientific Advisory Board (QuiSAB)

Scientific Advisory Board

A Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) is composed of experts with skills, knowledge and competencies across different areas. Their role is to provide a valuable third-party perspective for management and advise on the impact of an action. Their input should be oriented towards strategic advice, underpinning scientific quality for external investors and promoting expansion of the organisation's network.

Quisper Scientific Advisory Board (QuiSAB)

QuiSAB will be composed of a heterogeneous group of independent experts in molecular nutrition, nutrigenomics and personalised nutrition. Their role will be to assess the quality of data, knowledge rules, tools and services offered through Quisper®. In turn, this should underpin the quality of personalised dietary advice generated using Quisper® by third parties, e.g. app developers, dietitians, etc.

Members of QuiSAB

Selection process of the QuiSAB members is on-going.

Biographies and declarations of interest will be uploaded once the QuiSAB is established fully.

Establishing QuiSAB: SCALE model

  • Selection - a group of experts in the diet, nutrition and health sciences have been identified. These individuals will be reviewed internally and preferred candidates invited to join QuiSAB before the end of the year.
  • Compensation - in return for their participation, QuiSAB members will receive an honorarium and expenses to attend face-to-face meetings (i.e. travel, accommodation and receipted costs) as well as VIP access to QSP events.
  • Association - members will join QuiSAB after signing an 'contract' and confidentiality agreement”, which confirm their acceptance of QuiSAB Terms of Reference. All QuiSAB members will complete a public declaration of interests, which will be published online (link coming soon).
  • Leverage - the principal role of QuiSAB members will be to assess the scientific quality of data, knowledge rules, tools and services through Quisper® to ensure compliance with defined quality standards, also published online (link coming soon).
  • Evaluation - QuiSAB members and the board as a whole will be evaluated annually to monitor effectiveness, with the aim of maintaining and improving performance year-on-year, and to ensure that QuiSAB members are not overwhelmed with work as individuals.
  • Exit - QuiSAB members will serve three years and may be re-elected for a further three years (i.e. up to a maximum of six years). After two years, they may seek to re-join QuiSAB.
    The only exception will be the first QuiSAB, where members' terms of service will be staggered to avoid having to renew the Board entirely every three years.