The Heavy Flavor Averaging Group (HFLAV) was established at the May 2002 Flavor Physics and CP Violation Conference (Philadelphia) and continues the LEP Heavy Flavor Steering Group's tradition of providing regular updates to the world averages of heavy flavor quantities.

The latest averages can be found at Y. Amhis et al., *Averages of b-hadron, c-hadron, and tau-lepton properties as of summer 2016*, Eur. Phys. J. C77 (2017) 895, arXiv:1612.07233 and online updates here.

The activities of HFLAV are currently divided up into seven sub-groups that focus on individual measurements.

- B lifetimes and oscillation parameters
- Semi-leptonic B decays
- Rare B decays
- Unitarity triangle angles
- B decays to charm final states
- Charm Physics
- Tau Physics

All plots and tables created by the HFLAV group are available under the CC BY 4.0 licence. See licence and citation page for details.

A submission was made on 17-Dec 2018 to the European Particle Physics Strategy.

A full list of past publications and preprints of HFLAV is

- Averages of b−hadron properties as of summer 2004, arXiv:hep-ex/0412073
- Averages of b−hadron properties as of winter 2005, arXiv:hep-ex/0505100
- Averages of b−hadron properties at the end of 2005, arXiv:hep-ex/0603003
- Averages of b−hadron properties at the end of 2006, arXiv:0704.3575
- Averages of b−hadron and c−hadron properties at the end of 2007, arXiv:0808.1297
- Averages of b-hadron, c-hadron, and τ-lepton properties, arXiv:1010.1589
- Averages of b-hadron, c-hadron, and τ-lepton properties as of early 2012, arXiv:1207.1158
- Averages of b-hadron, c-hadron, and τ-lepton properties as of summer 2014, arXiv:1412.7515
- Averages of b-hadron, c-hadron, and τ-lepton properties as of summer 2016, arXiv:1612.07233, Eur. Phys. J. C77 (2017), 895
- HFLAV input to the update of the European Strategy for Particle Physics, arXiv:1812.07461

In addition to this, subgroups of HFLAV have made separate updates of their activities over time.