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 established Technical Sub-Groups to address specific topics in depth and detail.  These Sub-Groups examine issues and formulate recommendations for the Technical Committee.

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

  • Content Inventory: This Sub-group assesses need for ongoing evolution of disclosure methodology and data elements in the HPD Open Standard and proposes 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 Sub-group develops 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 oversees development of guidelines for the materials and substances for which disclosure is – at present – problematic in some respect. It also oversees 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 is for a two-year term.

The time commitment for Sub-Groups includes conference calls 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 organization
  • Ability and willingness to commit time to this effort including:
    • Attendance 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 assesses 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 develops 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
  • Toxicology
  • Product selection and/or specification

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

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

Application Process

Call for Applicants: HPDC Technical Sub-Groups

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 a Sub-Group at 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 online HPDC Technical Sub-Group Application.  This form will include at least the following information:

  • Applicant Name
  • Applicant Member Organization – name, address
  • Applicant Contact information – email, telephone
  • Submission Date
  • Technical Sub-Group (if applying for more than one, submit a separate form for each)
  • Statement of Interest
  • Experience/expertise for each Qualification
  • Acceptance of requirements for attendance and participation
  • Attachment 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.

 Deadline

This call opens March 21, 2017, and the deadline for submissions is April 7, 2017 at 5:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time.

 Process for Selection

Applications will be reviewed by HPDC staff for completeness and adherence to membership and other requirements.  All applications that meet these criteria will be forwarded to the HPDC Technical Committee for review and selection (as appropriate to the Group).  The Technical Committee may request that Staff assist in this process.