The Developmental Core is positioned to cover costs of selected pilot and full projects and programs. Based on the needs of the Partnership and the greater San Diego region, the PIs and the advisory committees help identify specific areas of research and/or research development that should be encouraged.

To showcase research progress to date, an annual poster session is held during the first evening of the two-day Program Steering Committee (PSC) meeting. At this poster session, PSC members are able to talk individually with project co-leaders to get first-hand information about progress. PSC members formally evaluate each project, and we provide a written summary of these evaluations to each project as part of our annual review.