The CADTH Scientific Advice Program includes expert input as part of the process for developing Scientific Advice. Two clinical experts and one health economics expert (if relevant) will be engaged for each Scientific Advice application. Consideration may be given to engaging a past member of the Canadian Drug Expert Committee (CDEC) as one of the experts, if possible. Experts will be selected based on their expertise in particular therapeutic or economic areas relevant to the application, and, in some cases, their past experience in considering drugs for reimbursement through CADTH committees such as CDEC. Alternate or additional experts in methodological areas relevant to the application may be consulted or considered for full participation, as required.
Experts engaged in the CADTH Scientific Advice Program participate in preparing the advice with CADTH staff, attend and participate in the face-to-face Scientific Advice meeting, and contribute to the preparation of the written Record of Scientific Advice.
External experts involved in the CADTH Scientific Advice Program are required to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement and to comply with the Confidentiality Guidelines for Scientific Advice and the CADTH Conflict of Interest Guidelines for Contractors.