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- Document Development Committees—Comprised of a balanced representation from government, industry, and the health care professions, a CLSI document development committee is a group of technical experts who work together to develop a CLSI document.
- Working Groups—Typically, working groups have focused on tasks that support the work of a subcommittee. A working group's assignment is usually limited in scope and can include writing a single document or section of a document or conducting a technical study.
- Subcommittees—Subcommittees are responsible for two or more related documents in a topic area. They write draft documents, evaluate and respond to comments on content throughout the document development process, conduct scheduled document reviews, and may be responsible for continual revision of certain documents. CLSI has established subcommittees in the following areas: antimicrobial, antifungal, and veterinary antimicrobial susceptibility testing.
- Expert Panels—Expert panels are responsible for identifying and proposing projects. They review project proposals from other sources and advise the Consensus Council on their suitability. The expert panels are also responsible for reviewing, commenting on, and voting on documents within their area of expertise during the Proposed Draft vote. Periodically, they are asked to review documents within their area of expertise and recommend them for reaffirmation, revision, withdrawal, or archiving.
- Consensus Council—The Consensus Council serves as the consensus body for CLSI. It sets priorities for and manages CLSI standards development and identifies continual improvement opportunities for standards development-related processes. The Consensus Council also votes on Final Draft documents to confirm adherence to process requirements.
- Board of Directors—Comprised of a balanced representation from government, industry, and the health care professions, the CLSI Board of Directors fulfills CLSI's mission by supervising, controlling, and directing CLSI's affairs; assuring the integrity of the voluntary consensus process. View the current Board of Directors here.