Committee participation

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Policy & legislative benefits (Advisory activities)


Participation in advisory, standards, or other governmental or nongovernmental committees. Researchers may contribute to a wide range of committees, such as advisory committees, ethics or oversight committees, or topic-specific subcommittees. Participation is often voluntary, but sometimes paid, and can be a significant time commitment in addition to regular scientific activities.


Through participation in expert committees, researchers can contribute to recommendations for a range of levels, including operations of institutions, grant funding, device manufacture, and drug regulation.


Advice from authors on searching for information:

Data sources provided here are only a few examples of local, federal, and discipline-specific committee types. Committee lists are often found in the “Governance” sections of websites.

Resources & Data

Organizations, repositories, websites, and other sources where you can find more information:


  • Institute for Clinical and Translational Science. The ICTS leadership structure has several governance committees to assess the progress and future strategies of the institute. Committees include a Governing Council, External Advisory Committee, Executive Committee, and Operations Committee.


Data Limitations

Challenges you may encounter while searching for information:

Websites vary in the degree to which they make the list of committee members public, and if so, whether the list is current. Direct contact with the institution may be required.


Articles, books, and other publications in translational science using the indicator:

Case Studies

Safely Reopening Schools during COVID-19

By ICTS and UCI Institute for Clinical & Translational Science

Leveraging multidisciplinary collaboration and partnerships to create guidance for schools navigating the pandemic

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Six Building Blocks for Improving Opioid Medication Management in Primary Care

By ICTS and UW Institute of Translational Health Sciences

A team-based approach for managing long-term opioid therapy

Blocks that read Stigma

Developing Communication Strategies to Reduce Addiction Stigma

By ICTS and Implementation Research Institute (IRI)

Implementing messaging campaigns to reduce addiction stigma and increase support for evidence-based interventions