The SRTR Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) advises the SRTR on issues such as
analytic methodologies to improve the effectiveness of the SRTR and support the
OPTN; objectives, study designs, and statistical methods for research projects performed
by the SRTR; and methods used in simulated allocation modeling.
The STAC is composed of 8 to 10 voting members and a smaller number of nonvoting
members, including the SRTR Project Officer and a representative of the OPTN. The
SRTR may establish subcommittees and/or working groups as necessary. Currently,
the STAC has two subcommittees, one on Simulated Allocation Modeling and one on
Transplant Program-Specific Reports. To see the committee rosters, click
The STAC meets quarterly. Two of a year’s four meetings are face-to-face, with one
of these meetings held in the Washington, DC, area; the other two meetings are held
by teleconference. In addition, special meetings may be convened, with approval
of the SRTR Project Officer.
To ensure that potential conflicts of interest (COIs) do not exist in deliberations
of the STAC and its subcommittees, members must disclose their potential conflicts
of interest. Disclosures can be viewed here
. If topics arise during STAC discussions or activities
that bear potential conflict of interest concerns for individual members of the
STAC, the individuals with conflicts should recuse themselves from discussion and
voting on those particular topics.
For more information about the STAC, see its Charter
To see the minutes of the committee’s meetings, click