The 10-person strong committee will explore opportunities for cooperation, and four members will come from the U.S. and three each from Ireland and Northern Ireland.
A U.S.-Irish Research Partnership will also be formed in order to further exchange of technology.
According to Professor Gerry McKenna, the University of Ulster’s vice-chancellor and one of the Ulster representatives, they will also be promoting and fostering a world-class capability for research and development in ways that are mutually beneficial.
The U.S. participants are Elias Zerhouni, director, U.S. National Institutes of Health (co-chair of task force); Dr. Rita Colwell, director, National Science Foundation (co-chair); Molly Corbett Broad, president, University of North Carolina; Scott C. Donnelly, senior vice president for research, General Electric.
The task force will meet in the U.S. in December.