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HHS - 111 - National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Special Emphasis Panel - Authorized by Law
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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameNational Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Special Emphasis PanelAgency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Fiscal Year2022Committee Number111
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
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*ernest.lyons@nih.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Special Emphasis Panel
Hide Section - RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

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 contract proposals in the fields of neuroimmunology, neurovirology, academic medicine, basic research and clinical sciences related to the mission of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). Operation of this committee is 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 reviewed 922 applications requesting $2,623,712,280.00 in total direct costs for all years.
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 and/or contract proposals for a specific, perhaps narrow, expertise area. Participants for each meeting are assembled to most efficiently cover the number and breadth of applications or contracts requiring review.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Special Emphasis Panel held 79 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 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 Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Special Emphasis Panel were closed to the public for the review of grant applications and contract proposals. 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.

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.
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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 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 RequirementsNoGrants Review*Yes
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed922
Outcome 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.Number Of Grants Recommended922
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$2,623,712,280.00
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*12,896Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThis is the approximate number of applications reviewed by this committee from FY 2003 to 2022.Access 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*YesAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback Comment*Information resulting from closed initial peer review meetings is subject to the Freedom of Information Act. The public can view information on research projects funded by NIH on the RePORT (Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool) website located at http://report.nih.gov.Narrative 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. Operation of this committee is accomplished by using a fluid membership, with members designated to serve for individual meetings rather than being formally appointed for fixed terms of service.
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$345,200.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$354,800.00
Payments to Federal Members*$4,055.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$4,055.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$3,002,769.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$2,963,653.00
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*$187,050.00
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*$4,473.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$0.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$290,170.00
Total Costs$3,352,024.00Est. Total Next FY*$3,804,201.00
Date Cost Last Modified10/31/2022 10:27 AMEst. Fed Staff Support Next FY*16.30
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*17.00Est Cost RemarksProjected operating costs for FY23 were increased in the event that in-person/hybrid meetings resume. Daily salary costs have been estimated for Federal and/or Ex Officio members of this committee. The dollar figure represents a portion of their annual salary. No funds have been transferred between the committee and the agency. No additional funds are paid to Federal employee due to membership on this committee.
Cost RemarksMeetings were held virtually in FY22 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. There was an increase in the number of meetings which increased the costs projected from last year. Daily salary costs have been estimated for Federal and/or Ex Officio members of this committee. The dollar figure represents a portion of their annual salary. No funds have been transferred between the committee and the agency. No additional funds are paid to Federal employee due to membership on this committee.  
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Interest Areas

Category
Area
Health
Health Care
Medicine
Health and Health Research
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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-040447National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Special Emphasis Panel2021
 COM-038722National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Special Emphasis Panel2020
 COM-036605National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Special Emphasis Panel2019
 COM-034809National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Special Emphasis Panel2018
 COM-002043National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Special Emphasis Panel2017
 COM-002429National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Special Emphasis Panel2016
 COM-003986National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Special Emphasis Panel2015
 COM-004517National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Special Emphasis Panel2014
 COM-006128National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Special Emphasis Panel2013
 COM-006887National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Special Emphasis Panel2012
 COM-008277National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Special Emphasis Panel2011
 COM-009077National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Special Emphasis Panel2010
 COM-010113National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Special Emphasis Panel2009
 COM-010977National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Special Emphasis Panel2008
 COM-012196National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Special Emphasis Panel2007
 COM-012641National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Special Emphasis Panel2006
 COM-013727National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Special Emphasis Panel2005
 COM-014717National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Special Emphasis Panel2004
 COM-015949National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Special Emphasis Panel2003
 COM-016487National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Special Emphasis Panel2002
 COM-017737National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Special Emphasis Panel2001
 COM-018436National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Special Emphasis Panel2000
 COM-019778National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Special Emphasis Panel1999
 COM-020518National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Special Emphasis Panel1998
 COM-021754National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Special Emphasis Panel1997