The NOP R&C Supervisory Committee was established by Directorate Decree N. 368/Ric. of 21 March 2008 in order to ascertain the efficacy and quality of Programme implementation, and undertake the tasks stated in Art. 65 of Reg. (EC) 1083/2006, the ones stated in the NSF, the ones listed in the NOP Research and Competitiveness 2007-2013 and the ones contained in the Supervisory Committee internal rules for the NOP R&C.
The Supervisory Committee is convened at least once a year by the Director General of the General Directorate for the Coordination and Development of Research of the Ministry of Education, Universities and Research, or alternatively by the Management Authority, with the task of informing all the members on the implementation status and the progress of the Programme, while also ensuring the complete functioning of the Committee itself.