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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameNational Institute of General Medical Sciences Initial Review GroupAgency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Fiscal Year2019Committee Number820
Original Establishment Date11/20/1985Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttp://www.nigms.nih.gov/Research/Application/R...
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*Unlimited
Current Charter Date12/1/1987Designated Fed Officer Position Title*EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Date Of Renewal Charter Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Sally
Exempt From Renewal*YesDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Lee
Establishment Authority*Authorized by LawDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*42 U.S.C. 282(b)(16)Designated Federal Officer Phone*(301) 594-2755
Effective Date Of Authority*11/20/1985Designated Federal Officer Fax*(301) 402-0156
Committee Type*ContinuingDesignated Federal Officer Email*leesal@nigms.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 fields of cellular, molecular, and developmental biology; biochemistry, biophysics, microbiology, neurobiology, pathology, physiology, and genetics. During this reporting period the committee reviewed 305 applications requesting $912,164,790.
How is membership balanced?*The members of this committee are authorities knowledgeable in the fields of cellular, molecular, and developmental biology; the disciplines of biochemistry, biophysics, microbiology, neurobiology, pathology, physiology, and genetics.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*This Committee held 12 meetings during this reporting period. Members also participated in other committee activities, such as working group meetings, throughout the fiscal year.
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 which is not available on the NIH staff or from other established resources.
Why close or partially close meetings?The meetings of this 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.

The DFO and the Committee Decision Maker positions are held by the same individual because of delegations of authority and assignments in this Institute.

Zip Codes: Due to the large number of members associated with this committee, NIH staff are unable to provide individual zip codes for all members. Current individual meeting rosters, including zip codes are available on line at https://public.era.nih.gov/pubroster/.
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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 Reviewed305
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended305
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$912,164,790.00
Cost Savings CommentNIH supported basic and clinical research accomplishments which often take many years to unfold into new diagnostic tests and new ways to treat and prevent diseases.Grants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*2,843Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentGrant reviewAccess Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% 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*Not ApplicableAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback CommentNANarrative 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 supporting the research of non-Federal scientists in universities, medical schools, hospitals, and research institutions throughout the country and abroad. 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 will be composed of recognized biomedical and 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. These evaluations and recommendations can not 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.
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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-002011National Institute of General Medical Sciences Initial Review Group2017
 COM-002663National Institute of General Medical Sciences Initial Review Group2016
 COM-003823National Institute of General Medical Sciences Initial Review Group2015
 COM-004441National Institute of General Medical Sciences Initial Review Group2014
 COM-006275National Institute of General Medical Sciences Initial Review Group2013
 COM-006850National Institute of General Medical Sciences Initial Review Group2012
 COM-008310National Institute of General Medical Sciences Initial Review Group2011
 COM-009111National Institute of General Medical Sciences Initial Review Group2010
 COM-010049National Institute of General Medical Sciences Initial Review Group2009
 COM-010944National Institute of General Medical Sciences Initial Review Group2008
 COM-012182National Institute of General Medical Sciences Initial Review Group2007
 COM-012592National Institute of General Medical Sciences Initial Review Group2006
 COM-013911National Institute of General Medical Sciences Initial Review Group2005
 COM-014510National Institute of General Medical Sciences Initial Review Group2004
 COM-015882National Institute of General Medical Sciences Initial Review Group2003
 COM-016557National Institute of General Medical Sciences Initial Review Group2002
 COM-017813National Institute of General Medical Sciences Initial Review Group2001
 COM-018685National Institute of General Medical Sciences Initial Review Group2000
 COM-019913National Institute of General Medical Sciences Initial Review Group1999
 COM-020507National Institute of General Medical Sciences Initial Review Group1998
 COM-021671National Institute of General Medical Sciences Initial Review Group1997
 COM-034899National Institute of General Medical Sciences Initial Review Group2018