To support and manage the on-going development of the BEME Collaboration and plan for the future, the Steering Group agreed at a meeting in Lyon in August 2012 that a more formal management structure should be established and a closer relationship should be developed with organisations or universities where there are relevant cognate disciplines and an interest in the field. This was designed to provide an appropriate environment for the further development of the BEME Collaboration, build on the success achieved to date and recognise professionalism and scholarship in medical education.
The current BEME structure is based on:
- A BEME Board has overall responsibility for the strategic development of the BEME Collaboration and the overseeing and co-ordination of current activities.
- A BEME Executive Committee (BXC) represents the wide range of BEME stakeholders and has the responsibility for advising the Board with regard to current activities, policy, and future directions for the BEME Collaboration.
- BEME Editorial Board (BEC) has a responsibility to the BEME Board for reviewing, monitoring and guiding a BEME review from registration to publication.
- BEME International Collaborating Centres (BICCs) have the responsibility for progressing the ongoing work of the BEME Collaboration and planning for its further development through the work of their centre and through their representation on the Board.
- BEME Administrator is responsible for maintaining and cordinating all of BEME activities such as maintaining the website and database, as well as maintains regular contact with authors and reviewers.
- AMEE provides academic as well as administrative support for BEME and provides facilities for BEME at its annual conference and for publishing BEME reviews.