The Scientific and ethics advisory committee (SEAC) is composed of renowned scientists from the vaccine R&D field and experts in ethics, including representatives from disease endemic countries.  As part of the SEAC, an independent Ethics Advisor was appointed to oversee the implementation of the ethical concerns involved in this research. 

The SEAC, as a non-executive body, will provide expert scientific and technical advice and recommendations to the consortium, advice on ethical issues raised by R&D involving animals and the use of human samples, ensure the efficient exploitation of project results and compliance with the highest ethical standards.