A Steering Committee (SC) of distinguished experts from the scientific community guides the selection of the measures and promotes their use. Research domains include diseases and conditions, lifestyle factors, demographics, anthropometrics, and environmental exposures.
Working Groups (WGs) are assembled for each research domain. Each WG uses a consensus-based process to select up to 15 measures for inclusion in the Toolkit. As part of the process, the scientific community provides feedback on the measures; this input is considered by the WGs during their deliberations.
Expert Review Panels (ERPs), consisting of experts in the field, conduct rolling reviews of domain-specific content in the Toolkit to ensure that measures remain highly relevant and useful to the scientific community and reflective of current science.