WHO Opens Expert R&D Financing Group To Public Scrutiny 15/03/2011 by Intellectual Property Watch Leave a Comment IP-Watch is a non-profit independent news service, and subscribing to our service helps support our goals of bringing more transparency to global IP and innovation policies. To access all of our content, please subscribe now. You also have the opportunity to offer additional support to your subscription, or to donate. The 5-7 April meeting of the Consultative Expert Working Group on research and development: financing and coordination (CEWG) will partly be open to the public to enhance transparency, the World Health Organization said today. The expert group is part of the WHO global strategy and plan of action on public health, innovation and intellectual property [pdf], which covers the years 2008-2013 (IPW, WHO, 22 January 2011). The CEWG is also asked to consider additional proposals from member states and from other stakeholders, according to a WHO release. There will be one open session, on 5 April, an open forum on 6 April where participants can make presentations on a specific theme or proposal, and an open briefing on 7 April. The working group is due to report to the World Health Assembly from 16-24 May. "WHO Opens Expert R&D Financing Group To Public Scrutiny" by Intellectual Property Watch is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.