Research programmes are the primary structure by which the AA Research Foundation manages research.
A programme is a series of research projects designed to lead toward a change of practice or policy.
Each programme is overseen by an expert steering committee composed of representatives from the organisations who would implement the outcomes of the research.
The role of the Steering Committee is to determine what research is needed, and approve the scientific content of research projects. Funding approval and management is managed via the Governance structure.
Each Steering Committee also has an AA Research Foundation Staff Member to provide secretariate and executive functions.