Applying for Membership
As part of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) ongoing efforts to recruit qualified experts with minimal conflicts of interest who are interested in serving on FDA advisory committees, FDA is requesting nominations for members to serve on its advisory committees.
Any interested person may nominate one or more qualified persons for one or more of the advisory committees or advisory panels. Self-nominations are also accepted. FDA has a special interest in ensuring that women, minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are adequately represented on its advisory committees and, therefore, encourages nominations of qualified candidates from these groups.
Potential candidates will be required to provide detailed information concerning such matters as financial holdings, employment, and research grants and/or contracts to permit evaluation of possible sources of conflict of interest.
Persons nominated as scientific members must be technically qualified experts in their field (e.g., clinical medicine, engineering, biological and physical sciences, biostatistics, and food sciences) and have experience interpreting complex data. Candidates must be able to analyze detailed scientific data and understand its public health significance.
For example, persons nominated for the Clinical Chemistry and Clinical Toxicology Devices Panel in the Center for Devices and Radiological Health should be doctors of medicine or philosophy with experience in clinical chemistry, clinical toxicology, clinical pathology, clinical laboratory medicine, endocrinology, or oncology.
How to Apply
Nominations of qualified individuals must include:
- Complete curriculum vitae of each nominee
- Current business and/or home address, telephone number, and e-mail
- The advisory committee(s) or advisory panel(s) for which the nominee is recommended
- A written confirmation that the nominee is aware of the nomination (unless self nominated)
Other information to include in your correspondence to us:
We would greatly appreciate if you could also let us know how you heard about us (e.g., attendance at a professional meeting, an article in a publication, our website, while speaking with a friend or colleague). If you heard about us through a professional organization or society (meeting or publication), providing us with the name of that organization or society would be helpful.
Where to Apply
You may submit your information by:
e-mail your information to email@example.com
Food and Drug Administration
Advisory Committee Oversight and Management Staff
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Silver Spring, Maryland 20993-0002