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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameOffice of Research Infrastructure Programs Special Emphasis PanelAgency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Fiscal Year2018Committee Number875
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 Date9/29/1995Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Chief
Date Of Renewal Charter Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Ross
Exempt From Renewal*YesDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Shonat
Establishment Authority*Authorized by LawDesignated Federal Officer SuffixPHD
Specific Establishment Authority*42 U.S.C. 282(b)(16)Designated Federal Officer Phone*301-435-2786
Effective Date Of Authority*11/20/1985Designated Federal Officer Fax*301-480-0287
Committee Type*ContinuingDesignated Federal Officer Email*shonatr@mail.nih.gov
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 and technical authorities who represent the forefront of research and technical knowledge and who provide first-level merit review of highly scientific and technical applications (and/or contract proposals) that focus on infrastructure support for clinical research centers, research centers for minority institutions, and primate centers and comparative medicine. The committee reviewed 2 grants requesting $92,999.
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 or contract proposals for a specific, perhaps narrow, expertise area. Participants for each meeting are assembled to most efficiently and effectively cover the number and breadth of applications or contracts requiring review. The members of this committee are authorities knowledgeable in the various disciplines and fields related to biomedical and behavioral research and from areas related to administrative, scientific, and infrastructural technical expertise.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*This Special Emphasis Panel held one meeting during this reporting period.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*This committee is composed of recognized biomedical and behavioral research and from areas related to administrative, scientific, and infrastructural technical expertise 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 meeting was closed to the public for the review of grant applications and/or contract proposals. Sections 552b(c)(4) and 552(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 RemarksReports: This committee did not produce any public reports during the fiscal year.

URL: The committee does not maintain a website.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction 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 Reviewed2
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended2
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$92,999.00
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*1,271Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThis committee reviewed for applications for support of scientific conferences.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 OtherYes
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentContact IC Committee Management Officer, Ms. Sharon Sealey, at 301-435-1142.
Agency Feedback CommentMinutes, written and oral reportsNarrative 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…”
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$1,400.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$1,400.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$20,374.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$20,762.00
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*$0.00
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*$0.00
Total Costs$21,774.00Est. Total Next FY*$22,162.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.10Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.10
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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-001936Office of Research Infrastructure Programs Special Emphasis Panel2017
 COM-002262Office of Research Infrastructure Programs Special Emphasis Panel2016
 COM-003980Office of Research Infrastructure Programs Special Emphasis Panel2015
 COM-004789Office of Research Infrastructure Programs Special Emphasis Panel2014
 COM-006175Office of Research Infrastructure Programs Special Emphasis Panel2013
 COM-006909Office of Research Infrastructure Programs Special Emphasis Panel2012
 COM-008397National Center for Research Resources Initial Review Group2011
 COM-009022National Center for Research Resources Initial Review Group2010
 COM-010083National Center for Research Resources Initial Review Group2009
 COM-011015National Center for Research Resources Initial Review Group2008
 COM-012115National Center for Research Resources Initial Review Group2007
 COM-012508National Center for Research Resources Initial Review Group2006
 COM-013945National Center for Research Resources Initial Review Group2005
 COM-014428National Center for Research Resources Initial Review Group2004
 COM-015888National Center for Research Resources Initial Review Group2003
 COM-016373National Center for Research Resources Initial Review Group2002
 COM-017849National Center for Research Resources Initial Review Group2001
 COM-018745National Center for Research Resources Initial Review Group2000
 COM-019784National Center for Research Resources Initial Review Group1999
 COM-020491National Center for Research Resources Initial Review Group1998
 COM-021604National Center for Research Resources Initial Review Group1997