The External Advisory Board (EAB) meeting, held annually for the duration of the grant, provides scientific and administrative advice to MSK Lymphoma SPORE leaders and investigators. The EAB serves to ensure that the Lymphoma SPORE supports the most appropriate research and shared resources based on SPORE guidelines.

The annual meeting provides an opportunity for critical evaluation of the work in progress and discussion of future direction of the research. The EAB is consulted before the SPORE director and executive committee make any major changes in SPORE direction or structure. The external advisors play a pivotal role and provide broad advice concerning existing and new research initiatives, and overall integration.