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SLAS Governance Model

SLAS Governance Model

In 2018, SLAS introduced a new governance model to ensure the Society was positioned to maximize the strength of its volunteer leadership and to deliver the greatest value to SLAS members and stakeholders. 

The model was a result of a Governance Task Force commissioned in 2017. The Task Force diligently collected and analyzed data from SLAS’s current and recent volunteers, committee and council leaders, and the Board of Directors on the effectiveness of the existing structure. Their recommendations evolved into the new model.

Importantly, there will be representation of volunteers and subject matter experts from around the globe in all major aspects of this new model. This ensures that SLAS remains attuned to the needs and priorities of the different disciplines and markets the Society serves.  Furthermore, this model enables SLAS to develop and deliver a dynamic portfolio programs and services that serves a global community of life sciences technology and discovery professionals.   

There are four aspects to the SLAS Governance Model
Management: The Board of Directors, Finance Committee, Audit Committee, Nominations Committee

Supporting the management tier are three councils, each comprised of multiple committees:

Membership and Engagement Council: Dedicated to Identifying trends and needs in the SLAS Community and among potential customers.

  • Advocacy Committee
  • Membership Committee
  • Awards and Grants Committee

Knowledge Content and Delivery Council: Maintains oversight for all SLAS content and delivery across all subjects, methods of delivery and location

  • Journals Committee
  • Americas Scientific Program Committee
  • Europe Scientific Program Committee
  • Asia Scientific Program Committee

Strategic Relations: Focused on ensuring SLAS maintains a solid understanding of the scientific and market trends that influence and impact the Society.  Recommends, develops and launches new programs, products and services.

  • Technology Provider Advisory Committee
  • Strategic Alliances Committee

For a more detailed review of the new SLAS Governance Model, click here.