Coordinating Center

The Sentinel Coordinating Center consists of a number of divisions and advisory groups that work together with the FDA on Sentinel activities.

  • Sentinel Operations Center (SOC) includes three Divisions:
    • Applied Surveillance Division oversees methodological and epidemiological aspects of Sentinel.
    • Scientific Systems Division oversees data, programming, and development of routine querying tools.
    • Administration Division provides project management support for the Scientific Systems and Applied Surveillance Divisions.
  • Planning Board includes representatives of the FDA, each of the Collaborating Institutions, and the patient community. The Board advises the Operations Center and the FDA, and it provides a forum for communication among the various entities.
  • Privacy Panel includes experts in health care privacy law and patient advocates. The Panel advises the Operations Center concerning legal and ethical issues related to the privacy and confidentiality of individual health information used for public health surveillance activities.
  • Conflict of Interest Committee includes independent legal and scientific experts who oversee implementation of the Sentinel conflict of interest policy.
  • Methods Core includes investigators from Collaborating Institutions and advises the Applied Surveillance Division.
  • Applied Surveillance Core includes investigators from Collaborating Institutions and advises the Applied Surveillance Division.
  • Data Core includes investigators from Collaborating Institutions and advises the Scientific Systems Division.