The Advisory Board (AB) is an independent advisory body that evaluates the LBG Research Group on the basis of its research activities and ensures the (scientific) quality of research projects undertaken. The AB consists of an Open Innovation expert, two experts with lived experience (adolescents and/or young adults), and three experienced experts in the field of mental health (e.g. from the fields of psychology, psychiatry, social sciences, health sciences, etc.). These experts are also experienced in participative research and community involvement in research processes. Of their number, one expert may be a peer of the Principle Investigator. The Research Group & Relationship Manager and Principle Investigator report to the AB based on the following structure:
- Research activities (scientific progress, youth and community involvement)
- Strategy and budget (milestones and deliverables, projects with third-party funding)
- Personnel and development
- Communication and dissemination
The AB meets twice a year and reports to the SC on the progress and activities of the LBG Research Group Village.