The following provides an organizational chart that shows the administrative structure for managing DIVA as well as names and affiliations of those bearing the main responsibilities in the network. As proposed by NSERC, it is composed of a Board of Directors, a Scientific Committee, Research Theme Leaders, a Network Director and a Network Manager. We have added a Knowledge and Technology Transfer Committee.
- Board of Directors: The Board of Directors will have overall responsibility for the steering of the network. As such, the Board will have the ultimate responsibility for both the scientific and the financial accountability of the whole project.
- Scientific Committee: A Scientific Committee will be established to provide advice to network management and the Board of Directors. The purpose of this Committee will be to ensure that the research plan is progressing and adjusted as needed in light of new breakthroughs, bottlenecks, and other such factors.
- Network Director: Prof. Azzedine Boukerche will serve as the Network Director and Principal Investigator of the DIVA Strategic Network. The Network Director and the Scientific Theme Leaders will meet at least twice a year, and will report to the Board of Directors annually.
- Theme Leaders: The network consists of five (5) themes, each representing a well-defined cluster of research milestones. Each theme will be led by a Theme Leader.
- Network Manager: Dr. Richard W. Pazzi will serve as the Network Manager (the Manager) reports to the Network Director.
- Theme Scientific Committee: Within each theme, a Scientific Committee will assess all new and ongoing project components to provide recommendations to the network Director regarding research priorities and budget allocations and changes.
- Knowledge and Technology Transfer Committee: To apply NSERC, Universities, and Industrial Partners' guidelines on IP management, the board of the DIVA network will form a committee for knowledge and technology transfer composed of board members and the DIVA Network Manager that reports to the board. This committee will issue an ethics code to protect network-supported IP, propose ways to promote the use of network-supported IP and disseminate the research results.