The HiBR is comprised of an HiBR coordinator, the steering committee (core organizing group), and participants.
The HiBR coordinator is tasked with the overall organization and coordination of HiBR activities. This includes ensuring all HiBR members understand the mission, structure and goals for participation and serving as the clearinghouse for all HiBR activities and communications.
The steering committee is responsible for developing and overseeing HiBR priorities and programs and are subject to final approval by the HiBR coordinator. The steering committee has a substantial role in the HiBR planning. Membership on the committee represents a balance of disciplines essential to advancing the goals of HiBR.
Participants of HiBR are also from a balance of disciplines essential to advancing the goals of HiBR. Participants share their knowledge and experience during monthly HiBR teleconference calls, annual in-person roundtable discussions, and other activities. Becoming an HiBR member or being dismissed from HiBR is at the discretion of the steering committee.
The frequency, duration and timing of HiBR meetings will be determined by the HiBR coordinator. The HiBR coordinator will plan to host a one-hour meeting on the first or second Wednesday of each month at 1:30 pm Eastern Time as needed.
The HiBR coordinator works with the core group to develop monthly agendas and identify potential speakers. The HiBR coordinator is be expected to canvas HiBR membership to identify topics and areas of interest, handle the logistical needs of each call, distribute any biographical and presentation materials for call speakers, and take roll call. In addition, the HiBR coordinator moderates HiBR conference call discussions, monitors presentations and discussions in line with agenda timelines, makes sure any differences of opinion are respectfully dealt with and any conflicts of interest are appropriately identified and managed. Meeting minutes will be taken and distributed shortly after each meeting. Calls may be recorded with participant notice. Future activities, such as conferences or other periodic programs, will be developed by the HiBR coordinator with the advice and counsel of the core steering committee and based on input from the members.
HiBR shall remain active at the discretion of the Director, Division of Environmental Protection, Office of Research Facilities and Development and Operations, NIH.