OARSI Policy on Initatives
Approved by the OARSI Board of Directors on June 5, 2012. Revised February 6, 2018.
OARSI Mission Statement
OARSI is the premier international organization for scientists and health care professionals focused on the prevention and treatment of osteoarthritis through the promotion and presentation of research, education, and the worldwide dissemination of new knowledge.
Purpose of this Policy
OARSI members and Board members often bring forth initiatives that they would like OARSI to brand as its own. This policy establishes criteria for evaluating initatives pesented by OARSI members and Board members.
Who can submit an initiative request?
OARSI members and other societies/organizations. An OARSI member must be the Principal Investgator on an OARSI Initiatvie. An OARSI Board member will be apointed as the liaison to the initative.
Timeline for the project: If OARSI funding is requested, the project MUST be approved prior to the work beginning. Start date must be at least 4 months AFTER the date of this applciation to allow enough time for review and budgetary considerations. If no funding is required, the request should be made as close as possible to the start of the project.
Disclosures: OARSI Initiatives require that all investigators on the project complete an online disclosure form which will be reviewed by the Ethics and Governance Committee.
Review Committee: The OARSI Past President is the chair of the initiative review committee and the remaining members of the commitee will be appointed by the current President. The committee will make a recommendation to the OARSI Board of Directors who will make the final determination about the initiative.
Publication Requirement: An OARSI Initative MUST be submitted to Osteoarthritis and Cartiliage and go through the journal peer review process. "OARSI" should be included in the title of the project.
Initiative Review Two Step Process
The OASRI initiative review and approval process consists of two steps. Step One is to approve the activity and process and allows for OARSI input and Step Two is to approve the final work proejct
1. Requestor submits an online application.
2. Review committee evaluates the initiative to determine if it fits wth the OARSI mission and if the activity should be one that is branded with OARSI's name. This step allows the review commitee to makes suggestions to the proposing group.
3. Once the process is approved by the initiative review committee, the proposal goes to the OARSI Board of Directors for approval of the process. Additional suggestions may be made by the Board.
4. The work group members will be asked to complete online disclosure forms to be reviewd by the Ethics and Governance Committee.
5. A semi-annual progress report will be submitted to the OARSI Board of Directors.
The following information must be included in the request for an OARSI Initiative.
Elizabeth Grotos, CAE, Executive Director
Email: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: +001-856-380-6912 / +001-856-642-4215