Council, the trustees of the Society, met for the first time in 2016 with a full agenda.
Firstly, it considered the proposal from the Joint Assessment Committee which recommended that the RSS merge with PSI (Statisticians in the Pharmaceutical Industry). Council approved the proposal.
Another key item on the agenda was an update on the work of the professional affairs strategy review including the new model of accreditation which is being developed.
Council discussed the Society’s journal including the implications of changes in electronic publishing, and the use of online discussion forums.
Council received a report on the membership trends over time and approved the Society regulations for 2016. Paul Baxter was approved as the vice president for professional affairs from 2017 and Karen Facey as the honorary officer for sections and local groups from 2017. Rob Mastrodomenico was appointed to the Executive Committee.
Council will next meet on 22 June 2016.