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This e-Group will be the primary means of ongoing communication among TIG members. It functions as both a web interface and like a traditional e-mail based listserv. You can set how frequently you would like e-Group messages to be sent to your e-mail (real time, daily archive, etc.), you can respond from your e-mail, and so on. We’ll use this e-Group to send updates about the TIG, discuss potential projects, share thoughts about how to evaluate translational research, and more. Please make sure you join this group. The process only takes a few seconds and it will be your line of communications to our group.
1) Go to the AEA homepage (www.eval.org) and log in
2) Make sure you have joined the TRE TIG (you can do this by selecting the Members Only tab and clicking on Update TIG Selections)
3) Select the Our Community tab
4) Click on Groups, Forums Subscriptions
5) Click on Communities, All Communities
6) In the "20 per page" dropdown box, select "All"
7) Scroll down to the bottom of the page to the Translational Research Evaluation eGroup and click on "Join" (recommend "Real Time" option for receiving messages)
Translation Research Evaluation (TRE) Topical Interest Group (TIG) provides a
community for AEA members interested in the evaluation of translational
research initiatives. It is hoped that through this community of practice,
members will be able to share the specific and unique challenges they face
related to all aspects of evaluation of clinical and translational sciences
including (but not limited to) translational processes, scientific impacts,
education, frameworks and models, innovative applications, novel methods, data
collection techniques and research designs. The TRE TIG offers its members–
evaluators, practitioners, program managers and other stakeholders – an
opportunity to share mutual interests, evaluation expertise, resources and
over-arching goal of the TRE TIG is to explore current, state-of-the-art
evaluation approaches and applications, foster communication among evaluators
and provide opportunities to discuss existing and emerging techniques to
evaluate translational research. It is hoped that this TIG, and the community
of practice that it fosters, will help members identify and disseminate
successful strategies to overcome challenges associated with translational
Positions and Responsibilities
Chair. The Chair is
responsible for management of the TIG, coordination of effective and efficient
meetings (including timely dissemination of agenda) and bringing forward
decisions that need to be made by the membership of the TIG. In addition, the
Chair is also Chair of the Governance Committee. The Chair is responsible for
ensuring that decisions are carried out in a proactive and efficient manner.
The Chair also represents the TIG in all business with the AEA or other
organizations. See guidelines for annual meeting, below. The Chair serves as
part of a three-year term, as Chair-Elect in the first year, Chair in the
second, and Past Chair in the third.
Chair-Elect. The Chair-Elect collaborates with the Chair to learn the
role of the Chair and to become familiar with the programs of the TIG and its
governance. The Chair-Elect assists and supports the Chair as needed and takes
minutes during the calls and the annual in-person meeting. The Chair-Elect
coordinates with the Communications Chair to distribute the minutes from calls
and the annual in-person meeting. The Chair-Elect becomes Chair at the end of
the term as Chair-Elect.
Past Chair. The
Past Chair provides advice and leadership to the Chair regarding past practices
and other matters to assist the Chair in governing the TIG. The Past Chair
supports the Chair and the Chair-Elect on an as-needed basis. The Past Chair
performs the duties of the Chair in the absence of the Chair.
Program Chair. The program Chair is
responsible for chairing the Program Committee for the TRE TIG, including
recruitment of program committee members, development of coordinated themes for
the TRE TIG call for papers, coordination of review of submissions, and ultimate
decision making, with input by the program committee, for the submissions of
proposals for the AEA Annual Meeting.
Program Chair-Elect. The Program
Chair-Elect collaborates with the Program Chair to learn the role of the Program Chair and to become familiar with the program planning
activities of the annual AEA meeting. The Program Chair-Elect
assists and supports the Chair as needed and takes minutes during program
planning calls. The Program
Chair-Elect becomes Program Chair
at the end of the term as Chair-Elect.
Past Program Chair. The Past Program Chair provides
advice and leadership to the Program Chair regarding
past program practices and to assist with program planning. The Past Program Chair supports the Program Chair
and the Program
Chair-Elect on an as-needed basis.
The Communications Chair is appointed jointly by the Chair and Program Chair
and is responsible for the management of the Communications Committee and the
TIG website, namely, the uploading of minutes and information for
dissemination. The Communications Chair is also responsible for the promotion
of the TIG externally and for developing and maintaining methods
of communication with TIG members.
The Incoming Communications Chair (ICC) is appointed by the current TRE TIG Chair
and Program Chair, in partnership with the serving Communications Chair. The ICC
collaborates with the Communications Chair to learn their role and to become
familiar with the associated activities. The ICC assists and supports the
Communications Chair as needed and takes minutes during the Communications
subcommittee calls. The ICC performs the duties of the Communications Chair in
their absence and becomes Communications Chair at the end of their term.
Governance Chair. The Governance Chair
leads the work of the Governance Sub-Committee and facilitates the annual
TRE TIG Committees
TRE TIG will have three standing committees – Governance, Program, and
Communications – and will also have additional subcommittees as needed.
Membership on subcommittees is voluntary, subject to approval of the chair of
the committee. There are no terms for committee volunteers. Committee chairs
are elected by the membership on an as-needed basis from candidates nominated by
This sub-committee leads the
selection of presentations at next year's AEA conference and helps to ensure
representation of translational research evaluation within the AEA conference
program. This committee is chaired by the Program Chair.
This sub-committee develops and maintains methods
of communication with TIG members and for promoting the TIG and it's
mission among AEA members. The communications Sub-Committee is chaired by
the TIG webmaster to help facilitate the work for the group.
This sub-committee determines the
standard operating procedures for selecting and maintaining TIG leaders, and
developing other guidelines and by-laws to ensure the efficiency and
sustainability of the TRE TIG.
Other Sub-Committees can be established on
an as-needed basis during a meeting of the TRE TIG through a motion and voting
will be conducted annually for the TIG Chair-Elect and Program Chair-Elect
positions, and as needed for the Governance Chair. The Incoming Communications
Chair is an appointed position. The election will be held approximately one
month prior to the AEA Annual Meeting and newly elected chairs will be
introduced to the TIG at the Annual Business Meeting. Nominations for these positions
will be requested by the Chair approximately two months before the annual
meeting. The nomination process should include biographical information about
the nominee and the specific position for which they are nominated. The Chair
will disseminate a list of nominations and biographical information to TIG
members and the election will be done via email with election being determined
using a simple majority-rules process.
Decision Making Process
All general and committee business will be carried out informally unless, at
the discretion of the relevant chair, it seems necessary to impose a more
formal structure on the discussion, in which case Robert’s Rules of Order for
parliamentary procedure will be temporarily adopted.
Guidelines for TRE TIG
Revised by the
Governance Committee 8 July 2016.