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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameBiomedical Informatics, Library and Data Sciences Review CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Fiscal Year2019Committee Number787
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 Date1/18/1991Designated Fed Officer Position Title*CHIEF SCIENTIFIC REVIEW OFFICER
Date Of Renewal Charter Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*ZOE
Exempt From Renewal*YesDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*HUANG
Establishment Authority*Authorized by LawDesignated Federal Officer SuffixMD
Specific Establishment Authority*42 U.S.C. 282(b)(16)Designated Federal Officer Phone*(301) 496-4253
Effective Date Of Authority*11/20/1985Designated Federal Officer Fax*301-402-2952
Committee Type*ContinuingDesignated Federal Officer Email*huangz@mail.nlm.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?*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 medical informatics, biotechnology information, librarianship, health sciences, information science, and education. During this reporting period the committee reviewed and scored 133 applications requesting $113,044,818.
How is membership balanced?*The members of this committee are authorities knowledgeable in fields of the health sciences, librarianship, education, medical informatics, learning resources, information science, and biotechnology.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Biomedical Informatics, Library and Data Sciences Review Committee held three meetings during FY 2019 on November 15-16, 2018, March 7, 2019, and June 13-14, 2019 and plans to hold three meetings in FY 2020.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*This committee is composed of recognized authorities in biomedical information research and technology and provides 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 meetings of the Biomedical Informatics, Library and Data Sciences Review 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 reports during this reporting period. URL: This committee does not have a dedicated website. Committee Decision Maker and Designated Federal Official are the same individual based on assigned duties within NLM.
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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 Reviewed133
Outcome CommentN/ANumber Of Grants Recommended133
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$113,044,818.00
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 disease.Grants Review CommentN/A
Number Of Recommendations*2,339Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe Biomedical Informatics, Library and Data Sciences Review Committee have reviewed 2339 applications, which includes 133 this FY.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*45.00%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 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 the National Library of Medicine Committee Management Office.
Agency Feedback CommentThe Director of Extramural Programs and/or the Director, NLM, present progress reports on the programs and policies of the Library at each meeting.Narrative Description*The Biomedical Informatics, Library and Data Sciences Review Committee is meeting its mission as the Initial Review Group for grants submitted to the Extramural Program of the NLM. The BILDS advises and makes recommendations to the NLM Board of Regents on the scientific and technical merit of grants and contracts related to health science libraries, clinical informatics, bioinformatics, biomedical publications, and biomedical computing.
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$23,200.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$29,600.00
Payments to Federal Members* Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY* 
Payments to Federal Staff*$87,296.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$81,933.00
Payments to Consultants* Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY* 
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$97,512.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$108,965.00
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$23,162.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$23,394.00
Total Costs$231,170.00Est. Total Next FY*$243,892.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.60Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.60
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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-001959Biomedical Informatics, Library and Data Sciences Review Committee2017
 COM-002255Biomedical Library and Informatics Review Committee2016
 COM-003820Biomedical Library and Informatics Review Committee2015
 COM-004367Biomedical Library and Informatics Review Committee2014
 COM-006264Biomedical Library and Informatics Review Committee2013
 COM-006865Biomedical Library and Informatics Review Committee2012
 COM-008294Biomedical Library and Informatics Review Committee2011
 COM-009091Biomedical Library and Informatics Review Committee2010
 COM-010068Biomedical Library and Informatics Review Committee2009
 COM-010962Biomedical Library and Informatics Review Committee2008
 COM-012158Biomedical Library and Informatics Review Committee2007
 COM-012631Biomedical Library and Informatics Review Committee2006
 COM-013921Biomedical Library and Informatics Review Committee2005
 COM-014566Biomedical Library and Informatics Review Committee2004
 COM-015892Biomedical Library and Informatics Review Committee2003
 COM-016535Biomedical Library and Informatics Review Committee2002
 COM-017807Biomedical Library Review Committee2001
 COM-018719Biomedical Library Review Committee2000
 COM-019912Biomedical Library Review Committee1999
 COM-020356Biomedical Library Review Committee1998
 COM-021748Biomedical Library Review Committee1997
 COM-034830Biomedical Informatics, Library and Data Sciences Review Committee2018