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::* Propose change tracking process
::* Propose change tracking process
::* Propose conventions for Profile editions/versions
::* Propose conventions for Profile editions/versions
:* Profile Retirement Process
::* When do we "withdraw" or at least stop maintaining/promoting a Profile
::* Review/borrow from corresponding IHE Process - http://wiki.ihe.net/index.php/Evaluation_of_Published_Profiles
::* Review DICOM retirement concept (stays available in archives, not maintained/promoted)
:* Publication Process
:* Publication Process

Revision as of 00:37, 11 February 2017

Chairs: Kevin O'Donnell (Chair); Dan Sullivan, MD (Vice-chair)
Secretary: Susan Weinmann (RSNA Staff)
Roster: <link to roster of active attendees and who has voting privileges>


The Process Committee facilitates the QIBA Coordinating Committees and their profiling activities by defining processes and tools to promote consistent quality work product.

  • Develop common Templates & Processes
  • Support & mentor adoption of above
  • Drive consistent content & format of Profiles
  • Support infrastructure for Committees


Current Work

  • Claim Guidance
  • Committee will review the current doc (see below) and post to the wiki
  • Profile Template
  • Adjust Profile Template (change tracked) to regroup time-muddled Activities
  • Support adoption of the updated Profile Template.
  • Harmonize assessment procedures across profiles
  • Embed the checklist as an appendix
  • Profile Disclaimer
  • Consult RSNA about what disclaimer should address (need soon since we're starting to promote/distribute Profiles)
  • Draft standardized disclaimer text for profiles
  • Committee Operations
  • Coordinating Cmtes need to remind/confirm BC committees keep their page up to date (especially links to current draft documents)
  • Add as standing agenda item on the Coordinating Cmte call to check with their Biomarker Cmte chairs
  • Sketch a Sunset procedure for retiring Task Forces and Biomarker Committees that have completed their work.
  • Document some guidance for selecting leadership of various QIBA committees (different stakeholders, expected duties?)
  • Propose policy/process to consider Prior Project completion when Steering Cmte reviews new Proposals from the same PI.
  • timing overlap of prior cycle completion period with new proposal period needs to be one considered.
  • possible solution would require final reports for prior COMPLETED funding cycles before considering a new project proposal
  • QIBA Wiki
  • Conformance Process
  • Need a common view of what conformance entails, how it is achieved, what it looks like to a product, how it is documented, etc.
  • Then we need to ensure that the QIBA Templates/Process supports those things clearly.
  • Kevin will put some initial thoughts on a Wiki page and we can review/add
  • Should QIBA get into hosting the Conformance Statements on our site (and then we could link to them from the Profiles page which would be very handy)
  • Consider the RSNA Image Share Conformance Assessment Program and whether we should do something similar for QIBA
  • Process committee can think through the details of a process and confer with RSNA whether they would be interested
  • Literature Search
  • Process/best practices for initial literature search around a new biomarker/profile
  • Does someone have a draft set of guidance to kick this off? (Nancy, Anna Wu, Hendrik Lau, Andy)
  • Where do you store references, what kind of search works best, what exactly are you looking for?
  • Also meta-analysis guidance to determine sources and levels of variance
  • Profile Maintenance Process
  • Propose change tracking process
  • Propose conventions for Profile editions/versions
  • Profile Retirement Process
  • Publication Process
  • Sketch up publication process for Official Docs (CC approval vote, send to RSNA Staff)
  • Write up Standard Approval Practices for committee documents
  • Quality check mechanism, voting mechanism
  • Start simple with this and add complexity only as needed.
  • Address relationship between wiki content (current, easy to update) and website content (authoritative, stable)
  • Likely RSNA staff will periodically mirror wiki content up onto the website; address this in publication process.
  • Clinical Confirmation Process
  • Methodology/Study Design guidance/requirements for achieving "Clinically Confirmed"
  • On-boarding process
  • Help new committees, new members, new authors, new reviewers, new adopters
  • Add some "readers guide" text for reviewers, e.g. focus on Spec tables. Look at your relevant Activities/Procedures. Read the Discussion sections for more background.
  • "How to develop a Profile" Guidance
  • Joe's intro email, current template and stage docs, QIBA Fact Sheet
  • Could use a "fresh eyes"/newcomer commentary
  • Dan will send the current Fact Sheet to UCSF for feedback on contents
  • Kevin will work with Joe to get it into a Google Doc for revision and linking from the Wiki.
  • Guidelines for Reference Implementations and commercial products in Profiles (underlying algorithm available, list all comers, non-commercial?, etc).
  • Guidelines for assessment procedures to vet SW in Profiles
  • Clarify QIBA Profile vs UPICT Protocol (Venn Diagram)

Working Documents

Claim Guidance

Profile Stages

Wiki Layout

See Also

This page is based on the Committee Template. Add any good ideas you have to the template.