The Health Product Declaration Collaborative’s Technical Committee has responsibility for development and maintenance of the HPD Open Standard. To assist the Technical Committee in this work, HPDC has established Technical Sub-Groups (TSGs) to address specific topics in further depth and detail. These TSGs examine issues and formulate recommendations for the Technical Committee. Their Charters are appended to this Call for Applicants.
The deadline for Technical Sub-Group applications is extended to Friday, April 3, 2020 at 5 pm PST.
The HPDC is issuing this Call for Applicants for the following Standing TSGs:
- Content Inventory: This TSG assesses need for ongoing evolution of disclosure methodology and data elements in the HPD Open Standard and proposes revisions. It also contributes to development of policies for Special Conditions guiding HPD content inventories. 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 TSG 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.
- Third Party Verification: This TSG manages the credentialing and methodology for independent review and verification of completed Health Product Declarations (HPDs). Experience in credentialing, quality standards, professional accreditation, or best practices related to preparation and verification of HPDs is required.
- Hazards: This TSG addresses issues related to hazard screening and reporting, and other related topics such as GreenScreen methodology, chemical identification systems such as CAS RN, Special Conditions for hazard screening, etc. Experience with hazard screening methodologies, using data from HPDs for product selection, and/or use of data on related health data platforms is required.
Any representative of a member organization of the HPDC may apply to participate in any Sub-Group(s). 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.
Appointment to Standing TSGs is for a two-year term.
The time commitment for TSGs includes one-hour conference calls twice per month. Work may also be assigned between calls to conduct research, develop draft materials, and review drafts, as well as participating in informal working groups.
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 Group Application Form. 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.
Please note that HPDC may invite candidates to serve on a Sub-Group for which they did not indicate interest based on the candidate’s expertise and the needs of each group.
For more information on each Technical Sub-Group, please see the full Call for Applicants on our website here. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +1 781 876-8871.
The deadline for applications is extended to Friday, April 3, 2020 at 5:00 PM PDT.