The Nominations and Elections Committee of the Human Proteome Organization is seeking candidates to serve on HUPO Council for a three-year term beginning in January 2020 (2020-2022). Each councilor must be an active HUPO member who is a scientist from the public or private sector with professional experience in educational, research, or commercial activities related to the purposes of HUPO. To encourage a diverse council representation, in 2017 council members voted to remove the clause that requires councilors to have at least ten years of professional experience. We invite you to nominate yourself and other scientists from your region - Central region (Europe/Africa), Eastern region (Asia/Oceania), and Western region (Pan-America). Please check with your nominee to be sure they are willing to stand for election.
Again this year, the vote is conducted online. In August, all active HUPO members will receive an email containing a secure election ID code. Electors simply click on the link provided and cast their anonymous votes.
Each regional (Eastern, Central, Western) organization has been asked to nominate two (2) candidates to be considered for 'diversity' positions on the HUPO Council. 'Diversity' candidates are nominated by the national/regional proteomics societies with the understanding that the selections should increase the diversity of the Council from each region (examples: less represented countries as defined by HUPO membership fees, gender balance, young scientists, agricultural and micro-organism proteomic, industry). There is a block vote for diversity candidates with “accept” or “not accept” as part of the global HUPO election process. The Eastern region did not appoint any diversity candidates for the 2018 election, whereas the Central and Western regions submitted 2 diversity candidates each. Therefore there were two additional council positions filled, via direct election, by two candidates from the Eastern region.