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HHS - 931 - Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and AIDS Initial Review Group - Authorized by Law
Hide Section - GENERAL INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameMicrobiology, Infectious Diseases and AIDS Initial Review GroupAgency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Fiscal Year2022Committee Number931
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 Date7/1/1986Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Director of Scientific Review Program
Date Of Renewal Charter Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Jay
Exempt From Renewal*YesDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameR.
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Radke
Establishment Authority*Authorized by LawDesignated Federal Officer SuffixPHD
Specific Establishment Authority*42 U.S.C. 282(b)(16)Designated Federal Officer Phone*(301) 761-6616
Effective Date Of Authority*11/20/1985Designated Federal Officer Fax*(301) 761-6616
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*jay.radke@nih.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Grant Review Committee
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 entirely 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 microbiology and infectious diseases. During this report period the committee reviewed 223 grant applications requesting $185,005,617 in direct costs.
How is membership balanced?*The members of this committee are authorities knowledgeable in the fields of microbiology and infectious diseases, including sexually transmitted diseases, enteric diseases, recombinant DNA research, hepatitis, influenza and other viral respiratory infections, mechanisms of resistance to antimicrobial agents, streptococcal disease and sequelae, biological regulation of vectors of human disease, immunology and parasitic infections, antiviral substances, hospital-associated infections, chronic and degenerative diseases of man of possible viral etiology, general research programs in bacteriology, mycology, virology, rickettsiology, parasitology, microbial physiology, genetics and activities in basic, applied, preclinical and clinical extramural research associated with the human immunodeficiency virus (AIDS) and related retroviruses. These include, but are not limited to, the fields of virology, biochemistry, epidemiology, antimicrobial agents and chemoprophylaxis, clinical trials, toxicology, pharmacology and vaccine research and development.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The committee held 9 FACA meetings during this reporting period on 10/13/2021, 10/20/2021, 12/13/2021 02/15/2022, 02/28/2022, 04/20/2022, 06/16/2022, 06/28/2022 and 08/10/2022.
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 committee 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 permits 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 RemarksReports: This committee did not produce any public reports during the fiscal year.

URL: The committee does not have a website.

The DFO and the Decision Maker are the Director, Scientific Review Program, based on the assignment of duties in this Institute.

Dr. Rebecca Dutch was reassigned as Chair until June 30, 2024.

Dr. Spyros Kalams was reappointed and reassigned as Chair until June 30, 2024.

Dr. Spyros Kalams's term was listed incorrectly on the FY2021 report. The correct term dates are 7/1/18 until 6/30/2024.

Past individual meeting rosters are available by contacting the DFO.

Dr. Patricia Johnson was omitted from the 2021 ACR report.

Dr. Patricia Johnson resigned June 17, 2022 due to unforeseen circumstances.

Dr. Kyu Rhee was reappointed from July 1, 2022 until June 30, 2024.

Dr. Jean Patterson resigned from the committee on December 2, 2021.

Dr. John Beckham was reappointed from July 1, 2022 until June 30 2024.

Dr. Joanna Daily was reappointed from July 1, 2022 until June 30 2024.

Dr. Jovanka Voyich was reappointed from July 1, 2022, until June 30, 2024.

Dr. Sandhya Kortagere was reappointed from July 1, 2022, until June 30, 2024.

Dr. Margaret Dolcini's term was listed incorrectly on the FY2021 report. The correct term dates are 7/1/19 until 6/30/2023.

Multiple chairs are needed due to conflict of interest which need additional expertise for the different scientific specialties.

Meetings were held virtually in FY22 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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 athttps://public.era.nih.gov/pubroster/. Past individual meeting rosters are available by contacting Dr. Jay Radke.
Hide Section - PERFORMANCE MEASURES

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 Reviewed223
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended223
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$185,005,617.00
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*4,721Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentGrant ReviewAccess Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% 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 OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentContact IC Committee Management Officer. 240-669-5201
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*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 if to uncover new knowledge that will lead to better health for everyone. NIH works toward the 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 . . .”
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$69,100.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$69,100.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$784,377.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$879,184.00
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*$99,530.00
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$0.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$15,570.00
Total Costs$853,477.00Est. Total Next FY*$1,063,384.00
Date Cost Last Modified9/23/2022 9:28 AMEst. Fed Staff Support Next FY*4.40
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*4.10Est Cost RemarksProjected costs for FY23 were increased in the event that in-person/hybrid meetings resume.
Cost RemarksMeetings were held virtually in FY22 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

All meetings were held via Zoom or Webex which are NIH integrated software applications with no additional costs.
  
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Interest Areas

Category
Area
Health
Health Care
Medicine
Health and Health Research
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-040468Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and AIDS Initial Review Group2021
 COM-038743Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and AIDS Initial Review Group2020
 COM-036626Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and AIDS Initial Review Group2019
 COM-034839Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and AIDS Initial Review Group2018
 COM-001730Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and AIDS Initial Review Group2017
 COM-002652Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and AIDS Initial Review Group2016
 COM-004070Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and AIDS Initial Review Group2015
 COM-004493Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and AIDS Initial Review Group2014
 COM-005947Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and AIDS Initial Review Group2013
 COM-006536Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and AIDS Initial Review Group2012
 COM-008054Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and AIDS Initial Review Group2011
 COM-008751Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and AIDS Initial Review Group2010
 COM-010372Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and AIDS Initial Review Group2009
 COM-010811Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and AIDS Initial Review Group2008
 COM-012071Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and AIDS Initial Review Group2007
 COM-012883Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and AIDS Initial Review Group2006
 COM-014011Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and AIDS Initial Review Group2005
 COM-014596Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and AIDS Initial Review Group2004
 COM-015940Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and AIDS Initial Review Group2003
 COM-016503Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and AIDS Initial Review Group2002
 COM-017992Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Research Committee2001
 COM-018714Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Research Committee2000
 COM-019904Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Research Committee1999
 COM-020359Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Research Committee1998
 COM-021696Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Research Committee1997