Nomination process

ECIBC is supported by two working groups composed by medical doctors, researchers, and patients  who joined the project on a voluntary basis upon public calls for expression of interest launched by DG SANTE in 2014.

The calls, open from 27/10/2014 until 11/12/2014, provided the context for the mandate of both groups, described the profiles needed (professionals, methodologists and individuals such as laypeople, patients) for the GDG and for the QASDG (professionals and individuals), and required applicants to provide a short CV, declaration of Interest and application form. The overall selection rules were as well made publicly available.

Nominations were issued by DG SANTE in July 2015. All nominees having accepted to be members of the GDG and QASDG, were informed that the two working groups would be fully managed, in their operational role, by the JRC, including the establishment of the working plan, rules of procedure, organisation of meetings, management of personal data and of interests, withdrawals from the group, recruitment of newly needed and/or uncovered expertise, etc.

Prior to attending the first meeting of the GDG  and QASDG  in Ispra in September 2015, members were asked to sign mandate, confidentiality and commitment declarations.

Call for expression of interest - membership GDG

Call for expression of interest - membership QASDG

Membership documents

Rules of procedure
Rules of procedure agreed by the working groups' members
Declaration of commitment
Declaration of commitment signed by each member
Declaration of confidentiality
Declaration of confidentiality signed by each member
Declaration of interests
Guidance to disclose interests. Individual declarations of interest filled out by each member are available for download in own profile.
Assessment and management of interests
Rules and criteria to assess and manage conflicts of interests