HUPO activities are supported and lead by a number of committees. Committees are composed of HUPO members and Council members. Members with an interest in serving on a committee are invited to email a letter of interest to HUPO Office.
The Awards Committee shall annually solicit and review the nominations of individuals submitted by the membership to honor deserving members of the proteomics community world-wide. It is also responsible for raising the funds to be re- distributed to award winners.
Education and Training Committee
The Education and Training Committee shall assemble programs which include workshops, courses, tutorials, etc., that may contribute to the professional growth and scientific awareness of Members.
Marketing & Membership Committee
In 2018, the Membership Committee merged with the Marketing Committee. The Marketing and Membership committee handles the task of crafting HUPO’s marketing message (i.e., promoting proteomics and HUPO) as well as the marketing message for the various causes it promotes (e.g., HPP). The Marketing and Membership committee also plays a key role in supporting some fundraising efforts (e.g., contacting major philanthropic organizations, generating income for the society via various events). For increasing membership, the committee is to develop strategies of outreach and provide ideas of incentives to gather new members and retain current members. The HUPO website is an important tool for achieving these goals.
Nominations and Elections Committee
The Nomination Committee shall consist of not less than three (3) and not more than seven (7) individuals (including at least one (1) Councilor). Members of the Nomination Committee shall be elected or appointed, as the case may be, at the annual meeting of the Council. Meetings of the Nomination Committee shall occur at least sixty-seven (67) days prior to the election of Councilors at each annual meeting of Members. The slate of candidates for Councilor offered by the Nomination Committee shall be approved by the Executive Committee not less than sixty (60) days prior to the election. The Nomination Committee shall obtain written agreement from each candidate, make nomination recommendations and submit a list of candidates along with a short biographical sketch of each candidate to the Executive Committee for approval. The Nomination Committee shall exercise any other powers and duties as the Executive Committee may determine.
The Publications Committee shall interact with the scientific journals and the scientists in the field of proteomics and shall establish and promote the vision of the Corporation with respect to standards in publications related to proteomics. The Publications Committee shall oversee the Website and other electronic bases (e.g., Twitter) established for sharing HUPO news and information with Members and the public.
The Finance Committee shall consist of the President, the immediate past President, the President-Elect, the Treasurer and the immediate past Treasurer. The Treasurer shall serve as chair of the Finance Committee. The Finance Committee shall meet at least each calendar quarter. All requests for expenditures shall be submitted to the Finance Committee with an explanation of the request and its budget/cost. The Finance Committee will evaluate proposals and will forward its recommendations to the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee will decide how the money is allocated and what projects will be supported. This process ensures that checks and balances are utilized throughout and enforces unbiased financial decisions.