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Government of Canada

The Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (CISTI)Committee on Health Sciences Information


As an advisory group, the Committee provides specialized advice to CISTI on CISTI's plans, priorities, programs and services to the health and medical research communities. The committee:

  • acts as a user group by reviewing CISTI activities vis-à-vis the various health communities and organizations in Canada;
  • provides advice, both solicited and unsolicited, on policies and plans;
  • provides a forum for discussion of specific issues relevant to the Canadian health information community, such as initiatives and opportunities for resource sharing at the national level;
  • raises issues for discussion at the Advisory Board for CISTI or for discussion with other groups;
  • reports to the Director General of CISTI on the activities and achievements of its representative groups.

Membership / Meetings

The Committee shall consist of up to five members at large appointed by the Director General for a period of 2 years and four ex-officio members. The appointees will represent the following:

  • Canadian Health Libraries Association / Association des bibliothèques de la santé du Canada; there will be two members from CHLA/ABSC, one of whom will represent hospital libraries;
  • Association pour l'avancement des sciences et des techniques de la documentation, la Section santé de l'ASTED;
  • Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada, Committee on Libraries;
  • Representative from the industrial library sector.

A member of the Advisory Board for CISTI and a representative from the Health Canada libraries will be ex officio members. The Director General of CISTI and/or the designated coordinator for health sciences information services within CISTI shall be ex-officio members of the Committee. CISTI will supply secretarial support. A Committee Chair will be selected from among interested and qualified members.

The Committee shall meet in formal session once a year and hold one or two teleconferences during the year. Travel and other expenses related to meetings shall be covered by NRC.

Minutes of the meeting of March 02, 2007

Minutes of the meeting of October 10, 2006

Date Modified: 2007-11-13
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