Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH)
It seems the FDA is keen on getting and vetting the “right” expertise by forming a network of trusted partner organizations. None of which, of course, have any financial ties whatsoever to the FDA or its team of skilled personnel. They begin with –
“From the start, CDRH’S Network of Experts has aimed to provide rapid access to external expertise for Center staff as needed, to help fulfill the agency’s mission. CDRH’s Network of Experts is now pleased to announce the creation of a permanent, specialized pool of expertise, the Network of Digital Health Experts to support the FDA’s Digital Health Center of Excellence.
The Network of Digital Health Experts is comprised of a pool of vetted experts available to share knowledge and experience regarding digital health issues with FDA staff on an as-needed basis.
Program experts should possess recognized expertise and leadership as demonstrated through authorship of peer-reviewed publications, committee membership, regular speaking engagements and other academic or professional activities. The program grants access to experts who are on the forefront of cutting-edge technologies, current best practices, and understanding in the various digital health subfields.”
Network of Experts
“Within the FDA, there exists a tremendous internal cadre of expertise. However, we know how beneficial it is for employees to engage with clinicians, researchers, and other experts outside the federal government to supplement existing knowledge within the Agency and support its mission.
Nearly 135 approved agencies — most of them starting with “American College of” or “American Society of” comprise the Network.