The federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has 7 slots to fill on the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality.

The seats on the 21-member council will open up in November, when the incumbents’ terms expire.

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is responsible for filling the vacancies.

HHS will consider individuals who are “distinguished” in fields such as the “conduct of research demonstration projects, and evaluations with respect to health care,” “health care quality research for health care improvement,” and efforts to represent participants in the private health care sector, such as private health plans, private health care providers or private health care purchasers.

The advisory council meetings about 3 times a year.

Nominations are due Nov. 20.

More information about the council and the nomination process is available here.