Pivotal To The Success Of HTAi, Our Interest Groups Are At The Vanguard of Where
Science, Technology, Education, Policy, And Passion For
Health Technology Assessment Meet.

Individuals, Health Care, business, government, academic institutions, and consultancies all have a stake in the success of HTA.

And that’s where our Interest Groups (IGs) create impact.​

Publishing papers, offering webinars, and working on the frontier of
their associated areas of expertise, IGs are open to all members of HTAi. They act as a forum for HTAi members to network, exchange information, and collaborate on projects of mutual interest throughout the year.

With involvement from over 60% of HTAi’s membership, and each of those having anywhere from 150 - 550 members,​

IGs are where science, technology, education, policy, and passion are shaping and bridging the future of HTA worldwide.



The HTAi Disinvestment and Early Awareness Interest Group (DEA-IG) is a platform for collaboration, sharing knowledge and expertise, and development of methods for disinvestment and early awareness of health technologies.


The HTAi Early Career Network (ECN-IG) is a platform for learning, collaboration, sharing knowledge and expertise, and development of training materials for early career researchers/practitioners on health technology assessment.


The HTAi Interest Group for Ethical Issues in HTA brings together all those involved in HTA (staff from HTA bodies, industry, government, academia and patients and citizens) who have an interest in the explicit and formal identification and analysis of ethical issues both of and within HTA.


The group gathers professionals interested or involved in the use of an HTA logic at health care institutions for supporting both managerial and clinical decision-making processes. It aims to provide a space for sharing information and insights, proposing and discussing best practices and methodologies, and working on collaborative projects.

HTA In Developing Countries

The HTAi Developing Countries Interest Group (DCIG) provides a platform for members from developing countries to share experiences, discuss needs, challenges and solutions, raise HTA awareness, and support activities to build capacity.

information retrieval

The HTAi Information Retrieval Group (IRG) is an Interest Group for individuals who provide information resources, discuss literature search methodology and investigate technologies appropriate to HTA work. The IRG invites members working in a wide variety of capacities to support informed decision making by exchanging information and sharing expertise for advancing processes, methodology and information retrieval tools.

medical devices

HTA plays an essential role in decision making and informing policy on the use of medical devices as a part of its broader scope for all technologies, as well as the efficient use of resources in health care. The mission of the MDIG is to promote and develop the interdisciplinary and multi-stakeholder assessments of medical devices and value-based healthcare in a consistent and comprehensive manner.

patient and citizen involvement

The HTAi Interest Group for Patient and Citizen Involvement in HTA (PCIG) brings together patients and citizens with staff from HTA bodies, government, research, industry (health technology developers) and consultancy to strengthen HTA with the systematic incorporation of patient and citizen perspectives.

public health

The HTAi Public Health Interest Group is dedicated to the development and promotion of HTA methodologies, policy frameworks and case studies with a focus on public health interventions. It aims to contribute to the value propositions, awareness and implementation of sustainable interventions in the field of lifestyle & nutrition, prevention, early detection & monitoring, and environmental health.

Rare Diseases

The HTAi Rare Diseases Interest Group (RDIG) is a service to members who have interest in HTA of health technologies for rare diseases. This Interest Group is dedicated to sharing good practices in evidence generation for rare disease technologies (RDTs), fair assessment processes that take account of the feasibility of evidence generation and appraisal processes that take account of the burden of rare diseases on patients and society when determining value.


The HTAi Interest Group for Real World Evidence and Artificial Intelligence (RWE-AI) gathers HTAi members interested in the generation and use of RWE and/or AI for HTA. It provides an environment for education and training, communication and knowledge sharing, capacity building and collaboration.