Committee Procedures

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Committee Membership

  • Modality committees are open to anyone with a relevant interest.
  • Secretary or Cochair can add your name to the roster
  • Rosters for each committee are posted on the Wiki


  • Groundwork groups and Authoring committees are typically volunteer subsets of their parent Modality committee
  • Steering committee members are appointed by the secretariat

Decision Making

  • Goal: group consensus
  • Recorded vote required for procedural votes (e.g. approve for
    • negative votes must be discussed
    • ultimately 2/3 majority passes
  • Recorded vote required for resolution of log-jams
    • simple majority passes
  • For recorded votes:
    • Meeting Attendees names recorded in minutes, vote outcome recorded


Organizational Structure

  • Steering Committee is established by the secretariat
  • Modality Committees are established by the Steering committee to address new modality areas of QIBA
  • Groundwork Committees are established by a Modality Committee as needed to focus on carrying out specific groundwork projects
  • Authoring Groups are established by a Modality Committee as needed to focus on developing Profiles