THE BRIGHTON COLLABORATION FOUNDATION
The Brighton Collaboration Foundation (BCF) is an international non-profit organization. The BCF’s activities focus on its role within the BC, of which it is a constitutional partner and for which it serves as the organizer and focal point, the legal representative and the administrative body.
The Management Team under the supervision of BCF performs the day-to-day management of the BC and supports the BC’s Science Board. On the scientific level, it coordinates the voluntary activities of the BC. In addition, it negotiates grant agreements and service contracts on behalf of the BC and is directly involved in the conduct and coordination of scientific projects.
The BCF is governed by its Board of Directors and advised by its Scientific Advisory Committee. It was founded by the University Children’s Hospital Basel, Switzerland in November 2003 and is registered at the commercial register of the Kanton Basel City (CH- 270.7.002.873-2) as a tax-exempt public charity.
The DUNS number of BCF is 482459158.
The BCF does not advocate for specific vaccines and does not receive funding from individual manufacturers except from charitable foundations.
BC projects have global scope. To reflect its success on an organizational level, a network of associated organizations is being built.
The first is the Brighton Foundation US, Inc. (BFUS). The Foundation is registered in Newton Massachusetts, USA (EIN 45-3200301 and DUNS 830327321).
The Brighton Foundation US, Inc. is a taxexempt charitable organization under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, USA, established in August 2011.
The aim is to establish further regional foundations. They are self-dependent organizations that share the vision, mission and objectives of the BC and support them within a specified geographical region. They support the BC network in different ways – by collecting donations, organizing local events or projects and sharing high quality vaccine safety information. They also provide the volunteer community and potential partners and supporters with a point of contact capable of fulfilling specific local needs.
The BCF has begun to establish organizational partnerships to leverage organizational synergies, by adding a network of organizations to the existing Brighton Collaboration Network. Memoranda of Understandings were established with the following organizations:
• Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, USA
• Brighton Foundation US, Inc. Boston, USA
• The European Vaccine Initiative (EVI), Heidelberg, GE
• P95 Pharmacovigilance and Outcomes Research, Leuven, BEL
• VACCINE.GRID, Quantifying Vaccine Outcomes, Basel, CH
• International Alliance for Biological Standardization