The Project Advisory Board (PAB) comprises recognised experts of international standing from a range of academic and non-academic organisations. Members are senior researchers, business executives, educators and decision makers from both technical and non-technical backgrounds. The PAB reviews “VA Service Provision and Operation” reports and produce the assessment report, helping to identify problems and possible remedies. The PAB is invited to attend some selected meetings to offer the project the benefit of their domain and technical expertise and help position the technical advances of the project in a wider scientific and commercial context. The PAB will meet at least three times during the course of the project. The Project Coordinator (PC) will chair PAB’s meetings. Members will be required to sign appropriate confidentiality agreements covering their involvement. PAB is appointed and steered by the General Assembly (GA), and it shall assist and facilitate the decisions made by the GA. The PC shall write the minutes of the PAB meetings and prepare the implementation of the PAB's suggestions.
The PAB members shall be allowed to participate in GA meetings upon invitation but have not any voting rights. Since the members of this board are international experts outside the SoBigData project, the actual member of this boards will be invited and discussed during the first year of project activities. The PAB members are: