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Individuals who work in the area to collect and share human variation information are invited to nominate either themselves or others for membership of the Human Variome Project’s interim Scientific Advisory Committee.

Individuals who work in the area to collect and share human variation information are invited to nominate either themselves or others for membership of the Human Variome Project’s interim Scientific Advisory Committee.

To do this please send an e-mail to heather@variome.org outlining yourself or the person you are nominating and a paragraph on the reason for nominating. This information will be printed in the voting material for the Paris Meeting delegates to enable them to be informed on each nomine when they vote.   The twelve individuals with the most votes will be declared elected. Each interim Committee member will serve a single two-year term which will conclude at the next HVP Biennial meeting in 2012.

Please note a Human Variome Project Scientific Advisory Committee member is expected to:

  • be fully versed in the goals and objectives of the Human Variome Project;
  • actively participate in all Human Variome Project activities and events, including regular attendance at Scientific Advisory Committee meetings;
  • serve on one or more Scientific Advisory Committee strategic planning groups (when requested or consistent with his/her area of expertise) to promote and stimulate specific aspects of Human Variome Project marketing or development;
  • adhere to and assist in generating HVP Standards and Guidelines and educate others, as well as public and private organizations, about what it means to be a Human Variome Project participant;
  • be accessible to Human Variome Project Coordinating Office staff for periodic inquiries concerning Human Variome Project business;
  • work within his/her state, country or organization to secure in-kind services or related resources that may be required to address Human Variome Project priorities;
  • maintain a proactive role in Human Variome Project operations, including provision of advice, support and feedback on all aspects of Human Variome Project activities, including content development, marketing and the application of new technologies;
  • make suggestions to Human Variome Project Coordinating Office staff regarding ideas for projects, grant proposals and/or collaborations; and
  • identify potential supporters for Human Variome Project.

All nominated individuals must register to become a member of the Human Variome Project Consortium to be eligible to stand for election. Please click here to register.

More information on the Scientific Advisory Committee can be found

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