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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameDivision of Intramural Research Board of Scientific Counselors National Institute of Allergy and Infectious DiseasesAgency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Fiscal Year2019Committee Number143
Original Establishment Date11/20/1985Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttps://www.niaid.nih.gov/about/scientific-coun...
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*12
Current Charter Date7/1/1986Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Director, Division of Intramural Research
Date Of Renewal Charter Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Steven
Exempt From Renewal*YesDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Holland
Establishment Authority*Authorized by LawDesignated Federal Officer SuffixPHD
Specific Establishment Authority*42 U.S.C. 282(b)(16)Designated Federal Officer Phone*(301) 402-7684
Effective Date Of Authority*11/20/1985Designated Federal Officer Fax*(301) 402-0166
Committee Type*ContinuingDesignated Federal Officer Email*sholland@nih.gov
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Other 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 402(b)(3) of the Public Health Service Act states that ...the Director, NIH...shall assure that research at...the National Institutes of Health is subject to review in accordance with section 492. Section 492(b) states that the Director of NIH shall establish procedures for periodic technical and scientific peer review of research at the National Institutes of Health. This Board assesses the quality of the Institute intramural research programs and evaluates the productivity and performance of staff scientists and necessary functions for the operation of a highly effective intramural research program. The Board is composed of scientific and technical experts.The Board continues to provide indispensable evaluation and advisory functions in the science management of the intramural research programs. Besides the formal meetings for peer review of each laboratory, the chairman and individual Board members are frequently consulted for advice on staff appointments and program development. The actions of the laboratories reviewed are in keeping with the recommendations of the Board. The Board provides the National Advisory Allergy and Infectious Diseases Council with a review and description of its activities. During FY 2018 the Board made 7 recommendations concerning individual labs and tenure track investigators.
How is membership balanced?*The Board consists of eleven members who are outstanding authorities knowledgeable in the specialized fields of microbiology, immunology, and clinical research in vaccines, allergy and infectious diseases. The advisory role of the board is scientific and substantive. The Board, through periodic visits to the laboratories, assesses the research in progress and evaluates productivity and performance of staff scientists.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Board met two times during this reporting period. The Board holds approximately two formal meetings each year for the peer review of intramural laboratories on a rotating basis as required by the PHS Act.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*This Board is composed entirely of recognized biomedical and/or behavioral research authorities from outside the NIH in order to secure unbiased and objective evaluation of intramural research programs. Their recommendations are invaluable because the complex nature of research in each laboratory requires a unique balance and breadth of expertise not available on the NIH staff or from other established resources.
Why close or partially close meetings?The meetings of the Board of Scientific Counselors, NIAID, were closed for the review, discussion, and evaluation of individual programs and projects conducted by the Institute, including consideration of personnel qualifications and performance, the competence of individual investigators, and similar items, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Section 552b(c)(6) of the Government in the Sunshine Act permits the closing of meetings where discussion could reveal personal information, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.
Recommendation RemarksCommittee Function: Other - Scientific and Technical Peer Review.

Reports: This committee did not produce any public reports during the fiscal year.

The DFO and Decision Maker are the same person, the Director, Division of Intramural Research, NIAID. The Board makes recommendations on Intramural lab and confidential personnel matters and the Institute Director has decided that federal staff involvement will be minimal.

Member Kunkel was given a new term as Committee Chair.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction 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 MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryNoAction OtherYes
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentThe Scientific Director and other NIH officials use the recommendations made by the BSC in evaluating the quality of the intramural research programs including scientific priorities and resources available. No changes were made to existing laboratory research priorities or resources.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
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*144Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentRecommendations were made concerning the laboratories that were reviewed.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentInformation on the research funded by NIH is available through the RePORT (Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool) website. RePORT provides access to reports, data, and analyses of NIH research activities that advance the mission of the NIH, including information on NIH expenditures, strategic plans, reports on NIH funding, and reports on the organization and people involved in NIH research and research training. The RePORT website is located at http://report.nih.gov.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentInformation on the research funded by NIH is available through the RePORT (Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool) website. RePORT provides access to reports, data, and analyses of NIH research activities that advance the mission of the NIH, including information on NIH expenditures, strategic plans, reports on NIH funding, and reports on the organization and people involved in NIH research and research training. The RePORT website is located at http://report.nih.gov.Access OtherYes
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentContact IC Committee Management Officer. 240-669-5201
Agency Feedback CommentThe Institute provides the committee members with a report of actions taken due to recommendations made by the committee.Narrative 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 conducting research in its own laboratories. Section 402(b)(3) of the Public Health Service Act states that the Director, NIH . . . shall assure that research at . . . the National Institutes of Health is subject to review in accordance with section 492. Section 492(b) states that the Director of NIH shall establish procedures for periodic technical and scientific peer review of research at the National Institutes of Health. This Board assesses the quality of the Institute intramural research programs and evaluates the productivity and performance of staff scientists, necessary functions for the operation of a highly effective intramural research program.
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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-034882Division of Intramural Research Board of Scientific Counselors National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases2018
 COM-001698Division of Intramural Research Board of Scientific Counselors National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases2017
 COM-002355Division of Intramural Research Board of Scientific Counselors National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases2016
 COM-004124Division of Intramural Research Board of Scientific Counselors National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases2015
 COM-004771Division of Intramural Research Board of Scientific Counselors National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases2014
 COM-006056Division of Intramural Research Board of Scientific Counselors National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases2013
 COM-006573Division of Intramural Research Board of Scientific Counselors National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases2012
 COM-008241Division of Intramural Research Board of Scientific Counselors National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases2011
 COM-008693Division of Intramural Research Board of Scientific Counselors National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases2010
 COM-010254Division of Intramural Research Board of Scientific Counselors National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases2009
 COM-010754Division of Intramural Research Board of Scientific Counselors National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases2008
 COM-012140Division of Intramural Research Board of Scientific Counselors National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases2007
 COM-012692Division of Intramural Research Board of Scientific Counselors National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases2006
 COM-013989Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases2005
 COM-014407Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases2004
 COM-015863Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases2003
 COM-016578Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases2002
 COM-017861Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases2001
 COM-018498Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases2000
 COM-019796Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases1999
 COM-020394Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases1998
 COM-021741Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases1997