Formerly known as the Industry Advisory Board (IAB)
Participate in Advisory Board Meetings
Advisory boards should meet together, not as often as the board of directors, but at least two times per year. The advisory board chair should work to develop and distribute the meeting agenda.
Participate in Working Teams and Task Forces
The advisory boards may develop task forces that have assigned tasks in specific areas. In addition, CDISC working teams are developed to implement strategies and tactics defined in the strategic plan. The advisory groups are responsible for working with the President/OIS to resource these groups from their accessible pools and the CDISC pool of resources. The advisory board members may choose to participate in the working team and/or assign someone from their organization to participate.
Support Strategic Plan
An important role of advisory boards is to provide input and advice during the development of the organization's strategic plan as well as during the implementation. Because advisory boards are collections of individuals who bring unique knowledge and skills which complement the knowledge and skills of the formal board members, their advice can often provide for more effective governance of the organization.
Participate in Fund Raising
Advisory boards often have the influence and contacts to successfully participate in fund raising activities.
Enhance the Organization's Public Image
As with all groups of the CDISC organization, advisory board members will speak at conferences, write papers, champion the 'cause', etc. to articulate the organization's mission, accomplishments, and goals to the public.