How to Become a USP Volunteer

Learn how you can become a USP Volunteer and share your expertise, collaborate with colleagues worldwide, add distinction to your career, and improve global public health.

Opportunities at the Onset of Each USP 5-Year Business Cycle

In preparation for the start of a new 5-year business cycle, USP launches a formal Call for Candidates. During this time, interested parties can apply to become members of USP's Expert Committees. Pharmaceutical scientists, academicians, regulatory professionals, healthcare practitioners, and others who work with medicines and foods are invited to apply. USP’s Council of Experts, the body that oversees USP's scientific and standards-setting decisions, elects qualified candidates to serve as Expert Committee members. The Call for Candidates for the 2020–2025 cycle is now open.

Ongoing Opportunities

Throughout the business cycle, qualified candidates with expertise on a particular compendial topic can apply to serve on Expert Panels that form as needed to make recommendations to Expert Committees. Each Expert Panel has a specific charge (including scope of work, deliverables, and timeline for completion) and then is dissolved at the conclusion of its work.

For general and technical questions related to volunteering, read the Call for Candidates FAQs, or contact USP at or call (301) 816-8151.