The activities and responsibilities of the leadership and oversight committees reflect an organization-wide perspective of ACRIN operations. The Steering Committee is charged with a leadership role with regard to the activities, governance, scientific strategies, and agenda of ACRIN. This involves determining policy and resolving policy-related problems, creating and disbanding committees, and making final decisions about proceeding with received recommendations. The Advisory Panel and the Data and Safety Monitoring Committee perform an objective oversight function, based on their lack of conflict of interest or involvement with any ACRIN research studies. Links are provided to the selected committee's strategy and the roster of committee members.