Call for expressions of interest in serving as member of the European Advisory Committee on Health Research (EACHR)

WHO/Europe is seeking experts to serve as members on the WHO European Advisory Committee on Health Research (EACHR). The EACHR is a regional consultative body that provides advice and recommendations as well as ad hoc operational and technical expertise to the Regional Director.

We are particularly interested in hearing from applicants with expertise in the following areas:

  • medical humanities
  • migration and health
  • emergency preparedness
  • health promotion and communication
  • health ethics
Members are expected to attend committee meetings and will be appointed for a three-year term. Members will not receive remuneration for their services, however, reimbursement of travel expenses and a daily living allowance will be provided while meetings are taking place. In addition, qualified experts may be invited to participate as observers on an ad hoc temporary basis, subject to the Committee’s needs.

While it is anticipated that some applicants will be selected to replace outgoing Committee members in this round, files of successful applicants not initially selected as members will be kept on record to provide a “pool” of experts, which may be drawn upon in future years to address specific topics should a need arise.

The deadline for applications is 30 March 2015. Applicants should submit a CV (including a track record of publications) and a completed Expert Form to the EACHR Secretariat for consideration. Please note that all applicants will be requested to declare any competing interests. Further information on the Committee and its proceedings can be found on the EACHR web site.

Expressions of interest and enquiries should be addressed to