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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameBoard of Regents of the National Library of MedicineAgency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Fiscal Year2018Committee Number167
Original Establishment Date11/20/1985Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttp://www.nlm.nih.gov/od/bor/bor.html
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*19
Current Charter Date11/30/2016Designated Fed Officer Position Title*DIRECTOR, NLM
Date Of Renewal Charter11/30/2018Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*PATRICIA
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameFLATLEY
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*BRENNAN
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer SuffixRN, PHD
Specific Establishment Authority*42 U.S.C. 286aDesignated Federal Officer Phone*301-496-6221
Effective Date Of Authority*11/20/1985Designated Federal Officer Fax*301-402-2586
Committee Type*ContinuingDesignated Federal Officer Email*patti.brennan@nih.gov
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Other Committee
Hide Section - RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*This Board is composed of both scientific and public members who provide the second level of peer review, advise on policy development, program implementation and evaluation, and identify research needs and opportunities of the National Library of Medicine. In FY-2018, the Board provided second level peer review of 467 grants requesting $413,088,801
How is membership balanced?*The Board is composed of ten appointed members with interests and responsibilities paralleling those of the National Library of Medicine. Eight members are selected from among leaders in the various fields of the fundamental sciences, medicine, dentistry, public health, hospital administration, pharmacology, health communications technology, or scientific or medical library work, and two from public affairs. The Board also consists of nine ex officio members: the Surgeons General of the Public Health Service, the Army, the Navy, and the Air Force; the Under Secretary for Health of the Department of Veterans Affairs; the Dean of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences; the Assistant Director for Biological Sciences of the National Science Foundation; the Director of the National Agricultural Library; and the Librarian of Congress.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Board met three times this fiscal year. The Board provides advice on a continuing basis on the effectiveness of ongoing intramural and extramural programs, the future development of new initiatives, and how to carry out the designated mission and responsibilities of the National Library of Medicine. In FY 2018, the Board of Regents met on February 13-14, 2018, May 8-9, 2018, and September 25-26, 2018. The Board will meet three times in FY 2019.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine is composed of both scientific and public members who provide the second level of review for grant applications; advise on policy development, program implementation and evaluation; and identify research needs and opportunities of the National Library of Medicine. The quality, scope, and balance of advice from this Board cannot be obtained from NIH staff or from other established sources because the membership of the Board is constituted to meet the specific requirements of the mandated mission of the Board of Regents and the National Library of Medicine.
Why close or partially close meetings?Sections of the Board of Regents meetings 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 RemarksCommittee Function: Other - National Scientific and Advisory.

Reports: This committee did not produce any reports during this reporting period.

Committee Decision Maker and Designated Federal Official are the same individual based on assigned duties within NLM.

The pay plans for two SGEs (Drs. Jill Taylor and Eric Horvitz) are coded as Travel and Per Diem Only because they decline honoraria.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
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 DeliveryNoAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentAn action of “approved” or “recommended” for grants receiving review by this Board 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 that includes 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 Reviewed467
Outcome CommentN/ANumber Of Grants Recommended467
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$413,088,801.00
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 CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*9,420Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe number of recommendations includes the second level review of grant applications.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*20.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentThe percentage of recommendations implemented stated above was developed at the time the Annual Comprehensive Review report was prepared. Additional information 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.govAccess 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.govAccess OtherYes
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentContact the National Library of Medicine Committee Management Office.
Agency Feedback CommentThe Director, National Library of Medicine, reports to the Board of Regents at every meeting with feedback on committee recommendations and advice.Narrative Description*The Board of Regents advises the Secretary on matters of policy in regard to NLM and its mission and services. The Board provides expert guidance on current programs and contributing to plans for new activities. It has been highly successful in providing long-range directions for the NLM and developing planning documents. The Board provides second level peer review, making recommendations for support of grants and contracts, advises on policy development, program implementation and evaluation, and identifies research needs of the NLM.
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$8,000.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$8,000.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$63,739.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$64,950.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$18,299.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$18,515.00
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$90,600.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$92,412.00
Total Costs$180,638.00Est. Total Next FY*$183,877.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.60Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.60
Hide Section - MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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Hide Section - DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

  
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-002034Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine2017
 COM-002384Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine2016
 COM-004122Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine2015
 COM-004470Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine2014
 COM-005943Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine2013
 COM-006678Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine2012
 COM-008000Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine2011
 COM-008822Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine2010
 COM-010329Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine2009
 COM-010825Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine2008
 COM-012074Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine2007
 COM-012833Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine2006
 COM-013967Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine2005
 COM-014788Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine2004
 COM-015925Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine2003
 COM-016534Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine2002
 COM-017629Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine2001
 COM-018525Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine2000
 COM-019898Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine1999
 COM-020297Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine1998
 COM-021681Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine1997