Committee Charge

The charge to each CUAHSI standing committee is to make a contribution each year to CUAHSI in the area of purview of the committee. Within that broad charge, the choice each year of the specific contribution to be made is largely up to the committee, subject to some general guidance from CUAHSI (e.g., below) and to specific requests from the board of directors or the executive director. The choice may also depend in part on what contributions were made by the same committee in the previous couple of years. Some examples of contributions (not an exhaustive list) that a standing committee could make in its area of purview are:

  • Review existing CUAHSI and CUAHSI-affiliated projects to determine they are fulfilling CUAHSI’s mission as outlined in CUAHSI’s strategic plan.
  • Generate and evaluate ideas for new CUAHSI activities.
  • Review, and suggest specific improvements in, current CUAHSI activities.
  • Help prioritize CUAHSI's activities for the near term and/or long term.

In support of any of its inquiries and activities on behalf of CUAHSI, a standing committee may and probably should request from the executive director qualitative and quantitative information concerning CUAHSI's recent, current, and planned activities in the area of purview of the committee. Each standing committee should also be aware of CUAHSI's strategic plan.

Committee Members
  • Ed Beighley (Board Liaison) / Northeastern University

  • Jesus Gomez-Velez (Board Liaison) / Vanderbilt University

  • Ashok Mishra (Board Liaison) / Clemson University 

  • Naomi (Christina) Tague (Chair) / University of California at Santa Barbara

  • Aubrey Dugger / NCAR

  • Scott Peckham / University of Colorado

  • Ibrahim Demir / University of Iowa

  • Jeff Weber / Unidata

  • Emilio Mayorga / University of Washington

  • Dave Rugg / U.S. Forest Service

  • Jordan Read / U.S. Geological Survey

  • Vidya Samadi / Clemson University 

HIS Users Committee

The HIS Users Committee is a subcommittee to the Informatics Committee

The Informatics Committee receives an annual report from the HIS Users Committee, which is responsible for providing feedback on and review of the services provided by the WDC from a user's perspective.