IARC Handbooks - Upcoming Meetings

Update to the Working Procedures - Request for Observer Status

Advisory Group to Recommend an Update to the Working Procedures
Lyon, France
11-13 February 2019

Closing date: 9 September 2018

In the interest of transparency, Observers with relevant scientific credentials are welcome to attend IARC Handbooks meetings. Observers are invited to observe the meeting and should not attempt to influence it. This includes a requirement not to contact participants before the meeting or to lobby them at any time. In requesting Observer status, it is understood that you agree to respect the Guidelines for Observers at IARC Handbooks Meetings.

Requests for Observer status should include:

  1. Curriculum vitae or résumé of the proposed Observer.
  2. Name and description of the sponsoring organization (Observers pay their own travel, hotel, and other expenses).
  3. WHO Declaration of Interests to disclose associations with parties that have an interest in any strategy or intervention that may be reviewed by the IARC Handbooks programme.
  4. Confidentiality Undertaking.

Please send your nominations before the closing date by e-mail (hbworkingproc@iarc.fr) or fax (+33-472.73.83.19).

IARC will select Observers with attention to achieving a balance of Observers from constituencies with differing perspectives. To give all parties an opportunity to nominate Observers, IARC will select Observers after the closing date and send their invitations approximately 1 month later. IARC may grant later requests if space is available and if it would improve the diversity or balance among Observers.

Thank you for your interest in the IARC Handbooks.

Béatrice Lauby-Secretan, Head of the IARC Handbooks Group

Posted 14 May 2018