Call for Technical Sub Group Applicants Now Closed - Thanks to all who applied!

The Health Product Declaration’s Technical Committee has responsibility for development and maintenance of the HPD Open Standard.  To assist the Technical Committee in this work, the HPDC is establishing Technical Sub-groups to address specific topics in depth and detail.  These Sub-groups will examine issues and formulate recommendations for the Technical Committee.  Their Charters are appended to this Call for Applicants.  Sub-groups will be either Standing or Ad Hoc.

The HPDC is issuing this Call for Applicants for the following Standing Sub-groups:

Content Inventory: This Sub-group will assess need for ongoing evolution of disclosure methodology and data elements in the HPD Open Standard and propose revisions.  Experience in applying the HPD Open Standard as well as expertise in at least one topic area in the HPD are required.

Supply Chain: This group will develop Best Practices for dealing with complex supply chain issues:  secondary manufacturers, complex assemblies, proprietary information, and so forth.  Expertise and experience in supply chain issues in various contexts is required.

Special Conditions: This Sub-group will oversee development of guidelines for the materials and substances for which disclosure is – at present – problematic in some respect.  It will also oversee development of Best Practices for rigorous application of disclosure rules.  Experience in product development, manufacturing, and data development is required.

 

Any representative of a member organization of the HPDC may apply to participate in any Sub-Group. Participants must have expertise and experience relevant to the Sub-group activities as described below.  Members will represent user, manufacturer, and as appropriate ecosystem perspectives.

Appointments to Standing Sub-Groups will be for a two-year term.  When the Sub-Group is being established participants may be randomly selected for a one-year initial term in order to stagger terms.

The time commitment for Sub-groups will include conference calls once or twice per month plus work between calls to conduct research, develop draft materials, and review drafts.

Expertise Required

Required Qualifications for all Sub-groups are:

Employee of a Member organizationAbility and willingness to commit time to this effort includingAttendance at one call per month of one hour each; attendance at 6 out of 8 calls required.Offline review of materials as needed between calls.Participation in special calls as needed.Participation in face-to-face meetings if scheduled.

Expertise and experience required for each subgroup are described below.

Content Inventory:

This Sub-group will assess need for ongoing evolution of disclosure methodology and data elements in the HPD Open Standard and propose revisions.  Experience and expertise in one or more of the following required:

Knowledge of and experience with HPD 2.0.Product selection and/ or specification.Expertise in at least one topic (content) area, such as hazard lists, in the HPD.Experience in gathering, analyzing, and applying data for completion of the HPD.Toxicology/ hazard lists.Intellectual property protection.Experience with the HPD Builder.


Supply Chain:

This group will develop Best Practices for dealing with complex supply chain issues:  secondary manufacturers, complex assemblies, proprietary information, and so forth.  Expertise and experience required:

Supply chain management and data collection.Supply chain intellectual property protection.Materials science and chemistry.Product selection and/ or specification.

Special Conditions:

This Sub-group will oversee development of guidelines for the materials and substances for which disclosure is – at present – problematic in some respect.  It will also oversee development of Best Practices for rigorous application of disclosure rules.  Experience and expertise in one or more of the following required:

Product development and manufacturingProduct data gathering, analysis, and reporting.Materials science and chemistry.Product innovation.Product selection and/ or specification.


Application Process

Call for Applicants: HPDC Technical SubGroups

 Individuals may serve on a maximum of two HPDC Technical Committee and/or Technical Sub-Group positions at any one time. Any one member organization may not have more than one representative on any one time.

How to Submit an Application

Representatives of member organizations interested in serving on any of the groups included in this Call for Applicants must complete the appropriate HPDC Group Application Form.  This form will include at least the following information:

Applicant NameApplicant Member Organization – name, addressApplicant Contact information – email, telephoneSubmission DateTechnical Sub-Group (if applying for more than one, submit a separate form for each)Statement of InterestExperience/ expertise for each QualificationAcceptance of requirements for attendance and participationAttachment or link to resume/ CV (optional)

 

Please note that HPDC may invite candidates to serve on a group for which they did not indicate interest based on the candidate’s expertise and the needs of each group.

Click here to download the application.

 Deadline

 This call opens February 29, 2016, and the deadline for submissions is no later than 5 pm PDT on Friday, March 11, 2016.

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We received many fabulous applications.  The members of the Technical Sub Groups will be announced soon.  thanks to all who applied!

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