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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameNational Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke CouncilAgency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Fiscal Year2019Committee Number955
Original Establishment Date11/20/1985Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttps://www.ninds.nih.gov/About-NINDS/Who-We-Ar...
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*23
Current Charter Date5/31/2018Designated Fed Officer Position Title*DIRECTOR, DIVISION OF EXTRAMURAL ACTIVITIES
Date Of Renewal Charter5/31/2020Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*ROBERT
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*FINKELSTEIN
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer SuffixPHD
Specific Establishment Authority*42 U.S.C. 284aDesignated Federal Officer Phone*(301) 496-9248
Effective Date Of Authority*11/20/1985Designated Federal Officer Fax*301 402-4370
Committee Type*ContinuingDesignated Federal Officer Email*finkelsr@ninds.nih.gov
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Other 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 council 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 Institute.The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Council reviewed 7,564 applications (assigned to NINDS primary or secondary) requesting $9,559,173,166. The Council provided concept clearance for 12 program initiatives for possible future funding. The Council also provided a second level of peer review of specific laboratories within the Institute's Intramural Program.
How is membership balanced?*The National Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke Council is composed of 18 appointed members with research interests and responsibilities paralleling those of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Twelve members are scientists who are outstanding medical or scientific authorities knowledgeable in the fields of neurological disorders including stroke and neuromuscular disorders, as well as public health and behavioral or social sciences. Six of the members are representatives of the general public with interests in public policy, law, health policy, economics and management.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*Meetings are held not less than three times each fiscal year. The National Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke Council provides advice on a continuing basis on the type of scientific research programs that should be supported and on how to carry out the designated mission and responsibilities of the Institute. It also provides ongoing review of the relevance and effectiveness of the existing programs.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The National Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke Council is composed of both scientific and public members who provide the second level of peer review for research grant applications; advise on policy development, program implementation and evaluation; and identify research needs and opportunities of the Institute. The quality, scope and balance of advice from this Council cannot be obtained from NIH staff or from other established sources because the membership of the Council is constituted to meet specific requirements of the mandated mission of the Council and of the Institute.
Why close or partially close meetings?The meetings of the National Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke Council 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 public reports during the fiscal year.

The DFO and Committee Decision Maker positions are both held by Robert Finkelstein, Ph.D. He is the Director of the Division of Extramural Activities, NINDS. As DEA Director, he is responsible for overseeing the committee as DFO and as the Decision Maker.

Administrative extensions: Members Dr. David Julius, Ms. Ilene Penn Miller, and Dr. Ralph Sacco were administratively extended while new members and nominees were delayed in completing the appointment process.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
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 Council 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 Reviewed7,564
Outcome CommentThe NANDS Council is composed of 12 scientific members and 6 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 Institute.Number Of Grants Recommended7,564
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$9,559,173,166.00
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*129,139Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe number of recommendations includes the second level review of grant applications. The Council provided concept review for four proposed initiatives for possible future funding. The Council also provided a second level of peer review of specific laboratories within the Institute's Intramural Program.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% 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 organizations 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 organizations and people involved in NIH research and research training. The RePORT website is located at http://report.nih.gov.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback CommentThe agency provides feedback at the Council meetings, in reports and on the agency website.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 is to uncover new knowledge that will lead to better health for everyone. NIH works toward that mission by: conducting research in its own laboratories; supporting the research of non-Federal scientists in universities, medical schools, hospitals, and research institutions throughout the country and abroad; helping in the training of research investigators; and fostering communication of medical and health sciences information. Section 492 of the Public Health Service 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... The mission of the NANDS Council is to provide advice to the Director, NINDS on policies and priorities governing support of biomedical and behavioral research on the neurological sciences and to serve as the second level of review for research grants in this area. The Council meets its mission through open session discussion of policy issues and programmatic initiatives and closed session discussion of individual grant applications. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Council reviewed 7,564 applications (assigned to NINDS primary or secondary) requesting $9,559,173,166 first-year direct costs.
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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

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Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-001709National Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke Council2017
 COM-002588National Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke Council2016
 COM-004077National Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke Council2015
 COM-004375National Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke Council2014
 COM-005901National Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke Council2013
 COM-006595National Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke Council2012
 COM-008011National Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke Council2011
 COM-008687National Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke Council2010
 COM-010297National Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke Council2009
 COM-010656National Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke Council2008
 COM-012276National Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke Council2007
 COM-012857National Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke Council2006
 COM-014048National Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke Council2005
 COM-014439National Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke Council2004
 COM-015881National Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke Council2003
 COM-016437National Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke Council2002
 COM-017951National Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke Council2001
 COM-018694National Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke Council2000
 COM-019751National Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke Council1999
 COM-020281National Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke Council1998
 COM-021731National Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke Council1997
 COM-034902National Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke Council2018