SOC 8 Chapter Application Form
Please complete the questions below and submit by September 15, 2017.
Please complete only one application that will be used for all positions you are expressing interest in, Chapter Leads, Chapter Workgroup Member, and Chapter Stakeholders. Criteria for each position are included. Applicants may apply for more than one position and/or more than one chapter as qualified.

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Order of Authorship Statement 8.24.17

It is planned that the full SOC8 will be published in the IJT, all members of the SOC8 revision committee will be co-authors on the final SOC8 document. They will be listed as follows:
Eli Coleman (first author), Asa Radix (second author), Chapter Leads (in alphabetical order), Chapter Workgroup Members and Stakeholder (in alphabetical order) and Jon Arcelus (last author)


The need for any background papers and the timelines for completion of manuscripts will be determined by the Chair and Co-Chairs of the SOC 8 revision process. This will be done in consultation with the Chapter Leads and the evidence based review team. Timelines set forth by the Chair and Co-Chairs must be respected. In the case of a chapter developed, by the Workgroup members, as a paper that merits publication, once approved by the SOC8 Chair, and Co-Chairs, these papers should be submitted to the International Journal of Transgenderism. This not only supports our journal, and make the paper easily accessible to our membership but also to make it easier to get the permission for WPATH to republish the material. Authors should understand that material from background papers will be considered carefully but will not be accepted as is in the final SOC 8. They will be heavily edited but some language and sections may be used in the final version. The order of the authorship for Individual chapters published as systematic reviews will be as follows:

Chapter Lead (first author), Chapter Workgroup Members and Stakeholder(s) in alphabetical order……………………………. Chapter Coordinator (last author)


Authors should understand that material from these or other published background papers will be considered carefully but will not be accepted as is in the final SOC 8. They will be heavily edited but some language and sections may be used in the final version. For introduction, Summary and synopsis of the SOC 8 (This document will probably appear last after all of the work is completed), the authorship will be listed as follows:

Eli Coleman (first author), Asa Radix (second author), Jon Arcelus (last author)
Criteria for Chapter Lead on the SOC Revision Committee: • WPATH Full Member in good standing • Well recognized advocate for WPATH and the SOC • Well known expert in transgender health • Accomplished scholar and researcher in trans health with a publication record related to the chapter • Able to assess the evidence-based literature and write chapters based on peer review or contribute specific recommendations from an evidence-based perspective • Able to volunteer to work 2-5 hours a week, • Able to select and supervise workgroup members • Able to respond to communications among committee members in a timely and professional manner • Able and willing to work collaboratively with chair, co-chair, chapter leads and other committee members

Criteria for Chapter Workgroup Member on the SOC8 Revision Committee:• WPATH Full Member in good standing • Well known expert in transgender health • Accomplished scholar and researcher in trans health with a publication record related to the chapter • Able to assess the evidence-based literature and write chapters related to peer review or contribute specific recommendations from an evidence-based perspective • Able to volunteer to work 2-5 hours a week, • Able to respond to communications among committee members in a professional and timely manner • Able and willing to work collaboratively with chapter leads and other committee Members

Criteria for Stakeholder Membership on the SOC8 Revision Committee: Our intent is that by involving experts (with or without lived experience) that work outside of the scientific publishing arena, we are able to provide input from those working directly in community health or in policy making and in NGO’s around the globe. • Associate Members of WPATH (with or without lived transgender experience) and other individuals (with or without lived transgender experience) with expertise due to accomplishments in trans health advocacy and a history of work in the community, or a member of a family that includes a transgender child, sibling, partner, parent, etc. • Able to review the drafts of the SOC committee and contribute specific recommendations from a community health perspective • Able to work up to 2-5 volunteer hour a week for and to respond to communications among committee members in a timely and professional manner • Able and willing to work collaboratively with other committee members • Able to fill gaps in expertise needed for the revision

After reading the criteria above please answer all applicable questions.

CHAPTER LEADS


Applicants may apply to lead or work on more than one workgroup. 20+ Chapter Leads/Co-Leads will be selected to work on the SOC8 Revision Committee and will report directly to either the SOC8 Chair or Co-Chair assigned to oversee the Chapter. Chapter Leads will coordinate the involvement, productivity and results of all Working Group Members and Stakeholder Volunteers assigned to the Chapter. Chapter Leads will work collaboratively with the other Chapters Leads as necessary.

Chapter Work Groups


Applicants may apply to work on more than one workgroup.

5-7 applicants will be selected as Workgroup Members for each chapter. Members will report directly to the Lead of their assigned chapter who will coordinate the efforts of the participants in the chapter, review and revision process.

Chapter Stakeholders


Our intent is that by involving experts (with or without lived experience) that work outside of the scientific publishing arena, we are able to provide input from those working directly in community health or in policy making and in NGO’s around the globe. Applicants may apply to work on more than one workgroup.

1-2 applicants will be selected as Stakeholder Members for each chapter. Members will report directly to the Lead of their assigned chapter who will coordinate the efforts of the participants in the chapter, review and revision process

Disclosure


Conflicts of interest such as a personal or direct reporting relationship with a chair, co-chair or a WPATH Board Member or holding a position on the Board of Directors should be disclosed in this application below. This disclosure will not limit your participation but allows WPATH to make appropriate arrangements for a nonpartial review. Any reviewers involved will be asked to recuse themselves.

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