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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameScientific and Technical Review Board on Biomedical and Behavioral Research FacilitiesAgency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Fiscal Year2018Committee Number1908
Original Establishment Date4/28/1994Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URL 
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*15
Current Charter Date6/1/2018Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Chief
Date Of Renewal Charter6/1/2020Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Ross
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Shonat
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer SuffixPHD
Specific Establishment Authority*402(b)(16), 404I, and 492, 282(b)(16), 283K and 289aDesignated Federal Officer Phone*301-435-2786
Effective Date Of Authority*6/10/1993Designated Federal Officer Fax*301-480-0287
Committee Type*ContinuingDesignated Federal Officer Email*ross.shonat@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 and research facilities 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 in the fields of biomedical and behavioral research. The committee reviewed 2 grants requesting $7,800,000.00
How is membership balanced?*The fifteen authorized members of this Board are authorities (a) knowledgeable and experienced in the planning, construction, financing, and administration of entities that conduct biomedical or behavioral research sciences; (b) are knowledgeable in making determinations of the need of entities for biomedical or behavioral research facilities, including such facilities for the dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, and allied health professions; (c) are knowledgeable in evaluating the relative priorities for applications for grants under section 404I(a) of the Public Health Service Act in view of the overall research needs of the United States, and (d) are experienced with emerging centers of excellence, as described in section 404I(c)(2) of the PHS Act.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Scientific and Technical Review Board on Biomedical and Behavioral Research Facilities held one meeting during this reporting period.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*This Board is composed of recognized biomedical and/or behavioral research and research facilities 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. These evaluations and recommendations cannot be obtained from other sources because the specialized, complex nature of the applications 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 meeting was closed to the public for the review of grant applications and/or contract proposals. Sections 552b(c)(4) and 552(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 RemarksReports: This committee did not produce any public reports during the fiscal year.

URL: This committee does not have a website.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentNoAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
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 CommentNA
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*Yes
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed2
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended2
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$7,800,000.00
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 CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*1,116Access 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 OtherYes
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentContact IC Committee Management Officer, Ms. Sharon Sealey, at 301-435-1142.
Agency Feedback CommentMinutes, written and oral reportsNarrative 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

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$1,000.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$1,000.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$29,321.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$29,878.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$0.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$30,321.00Est. Total Next FY*$30,878.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.20Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.20
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MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

  
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-001877Scientific and Technical Review Board on Biomedical and Behavioral Research Facilities2017
 COM-002275Scientific and Technical Review Board on Biomedical and Behavioral Research Facilities2016
 COM-003772Scientific and Technical Review Board on Biomedical and Behavioral Research Facilities2015
 COM-004542Scientific and Technical Review Board on Biomedical and Behavioral Research Facilities2014
 COM-006144Scientific and Technical Review Board on Biomedical and Behavioral Research Facilities2013
 COM-006621Scientific and Technical Review Board on Biomedical and Behavioral Research Facilities2012
 COM-007969Scientific and Technical Review Board on Biomedical and Behavioral Research Facilities2011
 COM-008712Scientific and Technical Review Board on Biomedical and Behavioral Research Facilities2010
 COM-010412Scientific and Technical Review Board on Biomedical and Behavioral Research Facilities2009
 COM-010750Scientific and Technical Review Board on Biomedical and Behavioral Research Facilities2008
 COM-012097Scientific and Technical Review Board on Biomedical and Behavioral Research Facilities2007
 COM-012691Scientific and Technical Review Board on Biomedical and Behavioral Research Facilities2006
 COM-014067Scientific and Technical Review Board on Biomedical and Behavioral Research Facilities2005
 COM-014586Scientific and Technical Review Board on Biomedical and Behavioral Research Facilities2004
 COM-015666Scientific and Technical Review Board on Biomedical and Behavioral Research Facilities2003
 COM-016469Scientific and Technical Review Board on Biomedical and Behavioral Research Facilities2002
 COM-017833Scientific and Technical Review Board on Biomedical and Behavioral Research Facilities2001
 COM-018568Scientific and Technical Review Board on Biomedical and Behavioral Research Facilities2000
 COM-019752Scientific and Technical Review Board on Biomedical and Behavioral Research Facilities1999
 COM-020283Scientific and Technical Review Board on Biomedical and Behavioral Research Facilities1998
 COM-021721Scientific and Technical Review Board on Biomedical and Behavioral Research Facilities1997