Immunization and vaccines related implementation research advisory committee (IVIR-AC)

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The Quantitative Immunization and Vaccines Related Research (QUIVER) Advisory Committee was established in 2007 with the main responsibility of reviewing quantitative methods in vaccine related research and to advise the Department of Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals (IVB) on their relevance and applicability. Given the importance of implementation research in immunization, the Department felt it necessary to enhance the functions of this advisory group to also include implementation research in addition to the existing functions of reviewing and advising on quantitative methods in vaccine research. Therefore, in the last meeting of QUIVER in October 2011, the proposal was endorsed and the Initiative for Vaccine Research (IVR) proceeded with the revision of the terms of reference and membership composition.