The working groups are organised around a specific research topic / issue / methodological approach, as appropriate. Working groups may be proposed in a bottom-up way by a subset of at minimum five platform members, or, in a structured way when a topic has been identified as a priority by the steering committee or the general assembly. Each group’s work plan and structure are submitted for validation by the steering committee.

Two SHARE Working Groups have been already created (WG Ethics and WG Strategic Research Agenda) as well as a Task force on SHARE communication