Solicitation for ACTG Committee Positions

DATE:       September 11, 2018

TO:            ACTG Colleagues

FROM:      Judith S. Currier, MD, MSc, ACTG Principal Investigator and Chair, ACTG Executive Committee

                  Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD, ACTG Vice Chair

                  Ian M. Sanne, MBBCH, FTP (SA), ACTG International Vice Chair

SUBJ:        Solicitation for ACTG Committee Positions

 

DEADLINE: Monday, October 1

This memorandum is a solicitation for nominations to the ACTG's leadership, science, laboratory, and resource committees. See below that the nomination process is automated and that nominations must be submitted through the ACTG website.

For the science committees, the ACTG is seeking qualified clinical and laboratory investigators with expertise relevant to the area of research who are willing to commit the time necessary to serve on the Transformative Science Groups (TSGs) and other committees, including the Scientific Agenda Steering Committee (SASC). Interested investigators with appropriate expertise need not be affiliated with a funded ACTG Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) or Clinical Research Site (CRS) and/or have previous involvement with ACTG studies, except for the SASC positions.

  • International investigators and junior investigators are strongly encouraged to submit their names in nomination to science committees appropriate to their interests. Non-US CTU PIs and CRS Leaders are also encouraged to review and consider the three new vacancies for international regional representatives; these positions are open to international CTU PIs and CRS Leaders.

For the leadership, laboratory, and resource committees, the nomination and election process is open to both domestic and international investigators and staff at funded ACTG-affiliated CTUs and CRSs. Unlike for the science committees, investigators and staff outside of the ACTG are not eligible for nomination, given the nature of the work for those committees.

Current members of committees for whom a second term is permitted and who are interested in serving a second term must submit a nomination packet.

In general, nomination to more than one major ACTG committee is discouraged; but membership on more than one committee will be considered in specific cases to ensure adequate expertise. Investigators and staff in these cases, however, must be able to manage the time commitment involved.

VACANCIES:

The detailed listing of position vacancies for the different committees is available on the ACTG Committee Nomination web site at https://nomination.actgnetwork.org and is also available here, for your convenience. The listing also specifies who is eligible for the positions, term duration, number of conference calls per month and meetings per year, and a brief description of duties and responsibilities of the positions.

NOMINATION PROCESS:

Nominations and required accompanying materials must be submitted online at https://nomination.actgnetwork.org by Monday, October 1.

The individual position descriptions for the vacancies specify who may submit a nomination and when self-nominations are acceptable with the appropriate documentation.

Nominees must submit all required documents and acknowledge their willingness to serve. The list of required documents, also available on the website, is as follows:

  1. Nomination letter outlining the candidate's qualifications, relevant expertise, experience, and accomplishments pertinent to the position
  2. Letter of support from the nominee's CRS Leader or CTU PI for non-investigator positions; the letter of support from the CTU PI or CRS Leader is not necessary for investigator positions or if the nomination letter is from the nominee's CRS Leader or CTU PI
  3. NIH biosketch (template available at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/forms/biosketch.htm and on the ACTG member web site) or a resume or curriculum vitae for resource committee members.   

SELECTION PROCESS:
The ACTG’s Voting Members will review nominations to the Performance Evaluation Committee and the ACTG Executive Committee (AEC). The AEC will vote on membership of the Scientific Agenda Steering Committee. Nominations for all other committees will be distributed to the relevant committee for review and selection. The AEC will review and determine whether to endorse the selections made by the respective committees. Following the AEC review, the nominees will be notified of the election outcome. Once the committees have advised nominees of the outcome, the AEC will broadly announce the selections and post the results to the ACTG web site.

INQUIRIES

Questions regarding the nomination process should be directed to the ACTG Network Coordinating Center at ACTGCommitteeNominations@s-3.com.

We look forward to receiving your nominations.