The Maritime SPOR SUPPORT Unit (MSSU) is governed by a number of different committees which address various functions and operations:
- The Oversight Committee governs and supports the operations of the MSSU
- The Executive Committee ensures the day to day running and operations of the MSSU
- The Advisory Committees provide advice and take direction from the executive committee to assist in building capacity in patient-oriented and health services research.
As part of its Patient Engagement Strategy, the MSSU includes representatives from the Maritime patient community as members of MSSU committees. These representatives are identified as Patient Advisors. Patient Advisors bring a patient perspective to the governing and strategic operations of the MSSU.