The HIV in Europe initiative is funded by industry monies. The operational procedures within the initiative include the following in order to maintain the autonomy of the initiative.
The Steering Committee is the governing body and sponsors do not have representation on the Steering Committee. Furthermore:
Data, records, reports, Intellectual Property Rights and Know How generated as result of the initiative shall be deemed vested in and the property of the Steering Committee, represented by the co-chairs affiliations (AIDS Fonds Netherlands and Copenhagen HIV Programme).
The Sponsors will be updated on activities of the initiative via sponsor teleconferences and invitations to meetings. Sponsors will not participate in the Steering Committee teleconferences.