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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameNational Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Initial Review GroupAgency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Fiscal Year2019Committee Number112
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 Date6/1/1986Designated 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@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 in the area of neurological disorders and stroke. During this reporting period the committee reviewed 137 applications requesting $203,808,916 in total direct costs for all years.
How is membership balanced?*The members are outstanding medical or scientific authorities in academic medicine, basic research, and clinical sciences in neurological disorders such as stroke, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Parkinsonism, and head and spinal cord trauma.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The committee held 9 meetings during this reporting period.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*This committee is composed of recognized biomedical and/or 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. These evaluations and recommendations cannot be obtained from other sources because the specialized, complex nature of the applications require 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 committee 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.

Due to the large number of members associated with this committee, NIH staff are unable to provide zip codes for all members. Current individual meeting rosters, including zip codes, 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.

The following members should not have been included in last year's membership listing as they had all resigned in a previous fiscal year and therefore are not included in this year's report. Nicholas Poolos, Rhonda Voskuhl, Thomas Wisniewski, and Jing Zhang.
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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 a 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 Reviewed137
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 Recommended137
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$203,808,916.00
Cost Savings CommentNIH-supported basic and clinical research accomplishments often take many years to be translated 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*4,216Access 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 in the area of neurological disorders and stroke. The committee is meeting its mission to provide high-quality, unbiased, and timely scientific reviews of research grant applications. During this reporting period the committee reviewed 137 applications requesting $203,808,916 in total direct costs for all years.
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members* Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY* 
Payments to Federal Members* Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY* 
Payments to Federal Staff* Estimated Payments to Federal Staff* 
Payments to Consultants* Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY* 
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members* Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY* 
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members* Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members* 
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff* Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY* 
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-034726National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Initial Review Group2018
 COM-001985National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Initial Review Group2017
 COM-002596National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Initial Review Group2016
 COM-003801National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Initial Review Group2015
 COM-004795National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Initial Review Group2014
 COM-006221National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Initial Review Group2013
 COM-007022National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Initial Review Group2012
 COM-008321National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Initial Review Group2011
 COM-009028National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Initial Review Group2010
 COM-010101National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Initial Review Group2009
 COM-011052National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Initial Review Group2008
 COM-012100National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Initial Review Group2007
 COM-012667National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Initial Review Group2006
 COM-014086National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Initial Review Group2005
 COM-014797National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Initial Review Group2004
 COM-015971National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Initial Review Group2003
 COM-016438National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Initial Review Group2002
 COM-017950National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Initial Review Group2001
 COM-018404National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Initial Review Group2000
 COM-019857National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Initial Review Group1999
 COM-020617National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Initial Review Group1998
 COM-021506National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Initial Review Group1997