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Committee Nominations

Committee nominations are now closed. Thank you for your response.

Nomination forms for open 2024-2025 elected committee seats held by Tier 2 Academic/NPO and Tier 3 Industry members ONLY are now available through February 2, 2024, at 5:00 pm ET. To better understand the nomination process, please read the details below before completing the nomination form.

NOTE: Seats not requiring election are assigned separately by each organization.

About NIIMBL Committees

To ensure broad-based representation from the community in NIIMBL activities and initiatives, several member committees advise, guide, and steer the institute in matters related to its governance, technology activities, workforce activities, and regulatory activities.  

There are four committees:

  1. Governing Committee (GC)
  2. Regulatory Considerations Committee (RCC)
  3. Technical Activities Committee (TAC)
  4. Workforce Activities Committee (WAC)

Seats on these committees are determined based on a member organization’s tier level. 

Current OPEN Seats ONLY for the March 1, 2024-Feb 28, 2025 Term

GC (7 seats open)

  • 2 seats available to fill – Open for Tier 3 Industry nominees
  • 5 seats available to fill – Open for Tier 2 Academic/NPO nominees

TAC (12 seats open)

  • 7 seats available to fill – Open for Tier 3 Industry nominees
  • 5 seats available to fill – Open for Tier 2 Academic/NPO nominees


Anyone from any NIIMBL member organization is invited to make a nomination, including federal partners and tier levels not subject to election. For committee seat eligibility, the nominee must meet the following criteria:

  • The nominee’s organization must be eligible for open seats at the time of nomination. For example, if two seats are open on a committee for a Tier 2 member then that nominee must be part of a Tier 2 organization. If you are unsure of an organization’s tier level, contact
  • The organization’s membership must be active and in good standing at the time of the election, to be confirmed by NIIMBL upon nomination submission.
  • To ensure broad-based engagement across the Tier levels, NIIMBL will make efforts to ensure that organizations will be limited to one individual holding an elected seat across all eligible committees at any given time. NIIMBL will exercise due diligence during the election process to ensure voters are presented with candidates from a diverse set of organizations.


Elected representatives will serve a one-year term beginning on March 1, 2024.  Individuals may serve two consecutive terms.

Nomination Procedure

You may nominate another member or self-nominate by completing the form on the right by February 2, 2024 at 5:00 pm ET.

NIIMBL will contact nominees to verify nomination acceptance. Nominees will be asked to provide their brief bio and a personal statement.

Voting Period

The voting period is scheduled for February 13 – February 23, 2024.

For questions, contact Debbie Desmond, NIIMBL Governing Committee Coordinator, at

Committee Overview and Responsibilities

Governing Committee (GC) includes organization leaders who are responsible for collaboration and partnership activities. GC responsibilities include:

  • Establishing NIIMBL’s strategic priorities and Bylaws;
  • Reviewing operations;
  • Approving project funding;
  • Ensuring NIIMBL meets stakeholder expectations;
  • Attending GC virtual meeting once each quarter and in-person once per year with special meetings as necessary.

Technical Activities Committee (TAC) is comprised of technical experts in one or more areas of bioprocessing. TAC responsibilities include: 

  • Establishing NIIMBL’s technology priorities;
  • Providing input on technology projects and proposals;
  • Steering industry technology roadmapping activities as needed;
  • Attending TAC virtual meeting each quarter and in-person once per year.

For more information about the NIIMBL committee election process, reference Articles II and III of the Bylaws.

Become a member

We offer a variety of membership options that give you the flexibility to choose your organization’s level of engagement based on technology interests and priorities.