Consortium members must have a program of research—defined as significant contributions to at least two peer-reviewed publications in the past five years—investigating the empirical structure of psychopathology or the implications of that structure for treatment or research. Examples include:
-A study of whether and how the five domains of personality in adolescence are associated with later development of somatization psychopathology.
-Investigation of the associations between resting-state connectivity and antagonistic externalizing psychopathology.
-Longitudinal modeling of the structure of personality across childhood and adolescence.
-A genome-wide association study of detachment symptoms in a population sample.
-A randomized-trial comparing the effect of a dimensional intake assessment with a diagnostic interview on therapy outcomes.
To apply: To apply for membership, please email the membership committee (email@example.com) your CV, copies of two relevant publications, and a one- or two-paragraph statement describing these publications and your role in publishing them.
Applications will be reviewed by five members of the committee who will confirm that the application meets the criteria above. Applications are reviewed monthly and membership determined by a majority vote among the five reviewers. When an application is denied, the committee will provide a written explanation for the decision. Applicants can request a second set of reviewers if they wish to appeal the decision.
The committee may revoke membership of individuals who have violated the consortium's code of conduct. The code of conduct is reproduced below. When informed that a violation may have occurred, five members of the committee will request information from all involved parties and determine whether the behavior violates the code of conduct. At the next committee meeting, the decision to revoke membership will be determined by a majority vote among the five reviewers. The committee will provide a written explanation for the decision. The individual can request a second set of reviewers if they wish to appeal the decision.
Every two years, the membership committee distributes a survey requesting members confirm their ongoing participation in the consortium. If you were previously a member of the consortium but have not been receiving consortium emails, please email the committee at [firstname.lastname@example.org].
Code of Conduct:
The code of conduct is currently being revised by the consortium standard operating procedures committee. The first draft is reproduced below, and will be replaced with the final code of conduct when available.
The HiTOP consortium is committed to providing a safe and productive environment that fosters open dialogue and the exchange of scientific ideas, promotes equal opportunities and treatment for all participants, and is free of harassment and discrimination. All members of the consortium are expected to treat others with respect and consideration. The consortium will not tolerate sexual harassment, harassment based on ethnicity, race, gender, or disability, other forms of harassment, or sexual assault.