5. Project Management And Oversight
5.4 Project oversight. CEPI may appoint a site visit group made up of a small team of independent experts together with some CEPI observers (including representatives of CEPI’s funders) to consult with the Partner’s staff working on the Project, to evaluate progress, performance and key issues and to report back to CEPI and the JMAG [Joint Monitoring and Advisory Group] on its findings. The Stage Gate Committee (described above) also will be involved in Project oversight. The site visit group shall be bound by confidentiality obligations towards the Partner, no less strict than CEPI’s confidentiality obligations towards the Partner. CEPI shall notify Partner in advance of any independent expert who is an employee or contractor of Third Parties who develop, manufacture and/or otherwise use competitive mRNA technologies. Partner shall have a right to object to the appointment of such independent expert if it has reasonable grounds to believe that such independent expert may get access to Confidential Information. Partner agrees that the site visit group shall have reasonable access during normal working hours and at mutually agreed times to visit the premises where any Work Package activities are being conducted. The site visit group will report back to CEPI on the progress, management and conduct of the then-current Work Package and Project. CEPI will share information from the site visit group with the JMAG.
The provisions in this Clause 5 shall apply mutatis mutandis to Additional Work Packages and Additional Work Package Statements.