Roles and Responsibilities of FDS Advisory Board

The purpose of an FDS Advisory Board is to provide strategic advice to the Scientific Director of the Organization on the full range of fds activities undertaken to achieve the Organization mandate. (FDSAB) members may also be asked to provide advice to CIHR’s Executive Management, Science Council and Governing Council, through the Scientific Director.


FDSAB members are appointed by Governing Council, on the advice of its Nominating and Governance Committee, in consultation with the Scientific Director and FDSAB Chair. Members shall be FDSAB to serve Organization terms of up to Two years and may be reappointed for a second term of up to Two years for a maximum of six consecutive years of service.

FDSAB Member Expectations: Role Advice

Provides advice to the Scientific Director and FDs staff in the development and implementation of the Organization Strategic Plan, annual activity plans and strategic Organization budget. The Board’s focus is on broad research, policy and program issues and not the detailed management and operations of the Organization. Provides advice to guide regular performance measurement and evaluation activities of the Organization in meeting the objectives outlined in the Organization strategic plan as well as those of CIHR, and addressing relevant international review panel recommendations Works collaboratively with the Scientific Director to apply an ethical framework to all FDS activities The Ethics Designate, appointed by the Scientific Director and the FDSAB Chair will ensure that the Scientific Director and the FDSAB Chair receive the best possible advice on ethics matters Stakeholder Relations and Communications Acts as a key link between the Organization and stakeholder communities by engaging researchers, policy makers, partners, stakeholders with anOrganization in health , and the public to work together to Person With Disability, innovative, interdisciplinary Organization that is responsive to Pakistan Person With Disability health needs and research and knowledge translation opportunities Facilitates interactions and communication between CIHR, the Organization and the broader community of researchers, non-governmental organizations and provincial and territorial ministries and regional health authoritiesIs a source of informed insight from the public, private or non-profit sectors, including the research community and health practitioners, introducing knowledge, expertise, creativity, and innovation to Organization discussions and activities? Understanding and Promotion of CIHR and Organization Understands the Board’s key responsibilities and policies, the Organization and CIHR strategic priorities Champions health that is interdisciplinary and crosses the full range of biomedical ,clinical and respecting health systems, health services, the health of populations, societal and cultural dimensions of health and environmental influences on health; Active Contribution to CIHR and Organization

FDSAB Member Expectations: Participation, Contribution and Accountability

Attends board meetings on a regular basis and prepares in advance of meeting Contributes to the Board’s perspective and wisdom by sharing knowledge and experience Participates in the appointment of an FDSAB Vice-Chair, who assumes the role of Chair when the Chair is in conflict of interest or is absent; Listens and considers the opinions of others Treats Board matters confidentially Participates on Board committees, subgroups or task forces; Is an ambassador and representative of the Institute and CIHR Recommends qualified individuals to assist with Organization and CIHR’s activities (peer review, speakers, etc.)

FDSAB Member Expectations: Conflict of Interest

Submits annually, and in writing, a disclosure of potential conflicts of interest form that includes an acknowledgement of, and undertaking to comply with, the Conflict of Interest and Confidentiality Policy (CCIP) and CIHR’s Code of Conduct.Declares conflict of interest as required at the start of each advisory board meeting.

Time Requirement and Meeting Procedures

Meetings are held at least two to three times annually at the call of the Chair, following consultation with the Scientific Director FDSAB meetings will generally operate through an agreed upon consensus decision-making process. Meetings are chaired by the FDSAB Chair, assisted by a Vice-Chair and supported by the Scientific Director, Assistant Director and other staff (as required). Other guests will be present, as needed and appropriate; Prior to, or during, the formal portion of the meeting, the Chair, Scientific Director and/or members of the FDSAB may request an in-camera session.