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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameNeurological Sciences Training Initial Review GroupAgency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Fiscal Year2019Committee Number1037
Original Establishment Date11/20/1985Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URL 
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*Unlimited
Current Charter Date2/18/1999Designated Fed Officer Position Title*CHIEF, SCIENTIFIC REVIEW BRANCH
Date Of Renewal Charter Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*W.
Exempt From Renewal*YesDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameERNEST
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*LYONS
Establishment Authority*Authorized by LawDesignated Federal Officer SuffixPHD
Specific Establishment Authority*42 U.S.C. 282(b)(16)Designated Federal Officer Phone*(301) 496-9223
Effective Date Of Authority*11/20/1985Designated Federal Officer Fax*(301) 402-0182
Committee Type*ContinuingDesignated Federal Officer Email*ernest.lyons@ninds.nih.gov
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Grant Review Committee
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RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*Section 492 of the PHS Act states that The Secretary shall by regulation require appropriate technical and scientific peer review of (A) applications; and (B) biomedical and behavioral research and development contracts.... This committee is composed of recognized biomedical and/or behavioral research authorities who represent the forefront of research and technical knowledge and who provide first-level merit review of highly scientific and technical research grant applications. They are selected for their training, experience and expertise in the neurological clinical sciences and the neurological basic sciences. The committee reviews all research career development award applications, individual predoctoral M.D./Ph.D. F31 applications, and the NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00) applications related to neurological disorders. During this reporting period the committee reviewed 264 applications requesting $137,634,332 in total direct costs.
How is membership balanced?*The members of this committee are outstanding medical or scientific authorities in basic research and clinical sciences related to neurological impairments such as stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinsonism and head and spinal cord injury. These committee members also have had extensive experience in formal and informal training programs.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Neurological Sciences Training Initial Review Group held five meetings during this reporting period.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*This committee is composed of recognized biomedical and/or behavioral research authorities who represent the forefront of research and technical knowledge and who provide first-level merit review of highly scientific and technical reasearch grant applications. These evaluations and recommendations cannot be obtained from other sources because the specialized, complex nature of the applications and proposals requires a unique balance and breadth of expertise not available on the NIH staff or from other established sources.
Why close or partially close meetings?The meetings of the Neurological Sciences Training Initial Review Group were closed to the public for the review of grant applications. Sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6) of the Government in the Sunshine Act permit the closing of meetings where discussion could reveal confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material and personal information, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.
Recommendation RemarksThis committee did not produce any public reports during the fiscal year.

This committee does not have a public website.

Current individual meeting rosters are available on line at: http://public.era.nih.gov/pubroster. Past individual meeting rosters are available by contacting the DFO.

The DFO and Committee Decision Maker positions are both held by W. Ernest Lyons, Ph.D. He is the Chief, Scientific Review Branch, Division of Extramural Activities, NINDS. As Branch Chief, he is responsible for overseeing the Scientific Review Officers who administer the Initial Review Group meetings.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentNoAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchYesAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingYesAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsYes
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryNoAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentThe recommendations of this committee are the major basis for NINDS decisions about how to select a subset of highly qualified grant applications for funding.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*Yes
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed264
Outcome CommentThe recommendations of this committee are the major basis for NINDS decisions about how to select a subset of highly qualified grant applications for funding.Number Of Grants Recommended264
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$137,634,332.00
Cost Savings CommentNIH supported basic and clinical research accomplishments often take many years to unfold into new diagnostic tests and new ways to treat and prevent diseases.Grants Review CommentThese numbers reflect the total number of applications considered (both scored and not discussed) and the dollar amount requested. The committee also provides numerical ratings to indicate the relative merit of the applications that are discussed.
Number Of Recommendations*4,888Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentGrant ReviewAccess Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentNIH Peer Review Committees are involved in the initial review of research grant applications. The NIH dual peer review system is mandated by statute in accordance with section 492 of the Public Health Service Act. The charge to this committee is to determine scientific and technical merit of the individual grants or contracts. These recommendations are forwarded to Federal officials who generally accept the committee’s recommendations and favorable applications are then forwarded for the second level of review performed by Institute and Center (IC) National Advisory Councils or Boards. Only applications that are favorably recommended by both the initial peer review committee and the Advisory Council may be recommended for funding.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNIH Peer Review Committees are involved in the initial review of research grant applications. The NIH dual peer review system is mandated by statute in accordance with section 492 of the Public Health Service Act. The charge to this committee is to determine scientific and technical merit of the individual grants or contracts. These recommendations are forwarded to Federal officials who generally accept the committee’s recommendations and favorable applications are then forwarded for the second level of review performed by Institute and Center (IC) National Advisory Councils or Boards. Only applications that are favorably recommended by both the initial peer review committee and the Advisory Council may be recommended for funding.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*NoAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback CommentNANarrative Description*Section 492 of the PHS Act states that “The Secretary . . . shall by regulation require appropriate technical and scientific peer review of – (A) applications . . .; and (B) biomedical and behavioral research and development contracts . . .” This committee is composed of recognized biomedical and/or behavioral research authorities who represent the forefront of research and technical knowledge and who provide first-level merit review of highly scientific and technical research grant applications. This committee reviews all individual National Research Service Award training grant applications and all research career development award applications. The committee is meeting its mission to provide high-quality, unbiased, and timely scientific reviews of individual National Research Service Award training grant applications and research career development award applications. During this reporting period the committee reviewed 264 applications requesting $137,634,332 in total direct costs.
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COSTS

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Payments to Federal Members* Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY* 
Payments to Federal Staff* Estimated Payments to Federal Staff* 
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Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members* Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY* 
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Travel Reimb. For Consultants* Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY* 
Other Costs Est. Other Costs Next FY* 
Total Costs$0.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)* Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY* 
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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-001634Neurological Sciences Training Initial Review Group2017
 COM-002641Neurological Sciences Training Initial Review Group2016
 COM-004177Neurological Sciences Training Initial Review Group2015
 COM-004428Neurological Sciences Training Initial Review Group2014
 COM-005828Neurological Sciences Training Initial Review Group2013
 COM-006515Neurological Sciences Training Initial Review Group2012
 COM-008358Neurological Sciences Training Initial Review Group2011
 COM-008762Neurological Sciences Training Initial Review Group2010
 COM-010415Neurological Sciences Training Initial Review Group2009
 COM-010713Neurological Sciences Training Initial Review Group2008
 COM-011963Training Grant and Career Development Review Committee2007
 COM-012624Training Grant and Career Development Review Committee2006
 COM-013930Training Grant and Career Development Review Committee2005
 COM-014726Training Grant and Career Development Review Committee2004
 COM-015922Training Grant and Career Development Review Committee2003
 COM-016550Training Grant and Career Development Review Committee2002
 COM-017824Training Grant and Career Development Review Committee2001
 COM-018504Training Grant and Career Development Review Committee2000
 COM-019823Training Grant and Career Development Review Committee1999
 COM-020483Training Grant and Career Development Review Committee1998
 COM-021642Training Grant and Career Development Review Committee1997
 COM-034706Neurological Sciences Training Initial Review Group2018