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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameEunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Special Emphasis PanelAgency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Fiscal Year2019Committee Number913
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 Date7/1/1986Designated Fed Officer Position Title*DIRECTOR, SCIENTIFIC REVIEW BRANCH
Date Of Renewal Charter Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*SHERRY
Exempt From Renewal*YesDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameL.
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*DUPERE
Establishment Authority*Authorized by LawDesignated Federal Officer SuffixPHD
Specific Establishment Authority*42 U.S.C. 282(b)(16)Designated Federal Officer Phone*301-435-6912
Effective Date Of Authority*11/20/1985Designated Federal Officer Fax*301-402-4104
Committee Type*ContinuingDesignated Federal Officer Email*duperes@mail.nih.gov
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Special Emphasis Panel
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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 and/or contract proposals in the fields of biobehavioral and behavioral sciences, developmental biology, rehabilitation sciences, obstetrics, maternal-fetal biology, population sciences, pediatrics, reproduction, andrology, and gynecology. This Committee was also active in the review of applications for the Loan Repayment Program. Operations of this committee are accomplished using a fluid membership, with members designated to serve for individual meetings rather than formally appointed for fixed terms of service.During this reporting period the committee provided state-of-the-art scientific peer review in support of research supported by the Institute ensuring that the momentum of scientific research in the biomedical and behavioral fields remains strong so that innovations and advances may be developed to benefit the health and well-being of the public. During this reporting period the committee reviewed 715 grant applications requesting $739,739,767.
How is membership balanced?*This committee has a fluid membership, with members designated to serve for individual meetings rather than formally appointed for fixed terms of service. The reviewers for each meeting are selected to evaluate grant applications, contract proposals, or concepts for a specific, perhaps narrow, expertise area. Participants for each meeting are assembled to most efficiently and effectively cover the number and breadth of applications, contracts, or concepts requiring review.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Special Emphasis Panel held 43 meetings during this reporting period. The flexibility in review allowed by this committee structure has proved both efficient and effective.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*This committee is composed of recognized biomedical and 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 and contract proposals. 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 National Child Health and Human Development Special Emphasis Panel 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. Two meetings were open for the review of scientific concepts.
Recommendation RemarksReports: This committee did not produce any reports this fiscal year.

URL: This committee does not have a public website.

The Designated Federal Official and Committee Decision Maker are the same individual based on assigned duties within the IC.

Staff costs decreased from the previous year's projected costs. This occurred partly due to retirement of a Scientific Review Officer in December 2016, and the SRO replacement came on board in September 2018. In addition, a Lead Extramural Support Assistant retired in November 2017.


Zip Codes: Due to the large number of members associated with this committee, NIH staff are unable to provide individual zip codes for all members. Current individual meeting rosters, including zip codes are available on line at https://public.era.nih.gov/pubroster/
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction 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 DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentAn action of “approved” or “recommended” for grants receiving initial peer review by this committee does not infer that the grant will be or has been funded. Research grant applications submitted to NIH must go through a two-step review process that includes the initial peer review for scientific and technical merit and a second step of review and approval by a National Advisory Council for program relevance. In addition, prior to an award or funding being made, NIH staff must conduct an administrative review for a number of other considerations. These include alignment with NIH’s funding principles, review of the project budget, assessment of the applicant’s management systems, determination of applicant eligibility, and compliance with public policy requirements. After all these steps have been completed, NIH officials make funding decisions on individual grant applications.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*Yes
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed715
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended715
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$739,739,767.00
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 CommentGrant Review
Number Of Recommendations*11,347Access 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*Not ApplicableAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback CommentN/ANarrative Description*The goal of NIH research is to acquire new knowledge to help prevent, detect, diagnose, and treat disease and disability, from the rarest genetic disorder to the common cold. The NIH mission is to uncover new knowledge that will lead to better health for everyone. NIH works toward that mission by supporting the research of non-Federal scientists in universities, medical schools, hospitals, and research institutions throughout the country and abroad. 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...
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COSTS

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Travel Reimb. For Consultants* Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY* 
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Total Costs$0.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-034621Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Special Emphasis Panel2018
 COM-001855Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Special Emphasis Panel2017
 COM-002574Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Special Emphasis Panel2016
 COM-004027Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Special Emphasis Panel2015
 COM-004773Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Special Emphasis Panel2014
 COM-006075Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Special Emphasis Panel2013
 COM-006575Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Special Emphasis Panel2012
 COM-008157Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Special Emphasis Panel2011
 COM-008708Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Special Emphasis Panel2010
 COM-010277Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Special Emphasis Panel2009
 COM-010728National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Special Emphasis Panel2008
 COM-011873National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Special Emphasis Panel2007
 COM-012871National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Special Emphasis Panel2006
 COM-014005National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Special Emphasis Panel2005
 COM-014420National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Special Emphasis Panel2004
 COM-015674National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Special Emphasis Panel2003
 COM-016830National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Special Emphasis Panel2002
 COM-017887National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Special Emphasis Panel2001
 COM-018439National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Special Emphasis Panel2000
 COM-019856National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Special Emphasis Panel1999
 COM-020594National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Special Emphasis Panel1998
 COM-021460National Institute of Child Health and Human Development1997