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HHS - 967 - National Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Advisory Council - Statutory (Congress Created)
Hide Section - GENERAL INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameNational Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Advisory CouncilAgency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Fiscal Year2022Committee Number967
Original Establishment Date11/4/1988Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttps://www.nidcd.nih.gov/about/advisory-council
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*24
Current Charter Date2/15/2021Designated Fed Officer Position Title*DIRECTOR, DIVISION OF EXTRAMURAL ACTIVITIES, NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DEAFNESS AND OTHER COMMUNICATION DISORDERS
Date Of Renewal Charter2/15/2023Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Rebecca
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameA.
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Miller
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer SuffixPHD
Specific Establishment Authority*42 U.S.C. 284aDesignated Federal Officer Phone*(301) 496-8693
Effective Date Of Authority*11/20/1985Designated Federal Officer Fax*301-402-6250
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*rwagenaa@mail.nih.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
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 research needs and opportunities of the Institute. The National Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Advisory Council evaluated 2021 applications requesting $4,304,044,642 direct costs for the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD). In addition, the Council reviewed the NIDCD's Research and Training programs, the activities of the Division of Intramural Research, and the Council Operating Procedures. The Council also advised the NIDCD regarding a large number of policy issues in its areas of responsibility.
How is membership balanced?*The National Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Advisory Council is composed of not more than eighteen appointed members with research interests and responsibilities paralleling those of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. Two-thirds of members are scientists who are outstanding medical or scientific authorities knowledgeable in the fields of hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech and language, and one-third 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 Council conducted three meetings: January 27-28, May 19-20 and September 8-9. The National Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Advisory 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 Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Advisory Council is composed of both scientific and public members who provide the second level of 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 the specific requirements of the mandated mission of the Council and of the Institute.
Why close or partially close meetings?The meetings of the National Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Advisory Council were partially 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: The committee did not issue any reports during this fiscal year.

Ex Officio Members: The term end date for Dr. Francis Collins was changed from 12/31/2021 to 12/19/2021 as it accurately reflects his official date of departure from the NIH. His start date was corrected as well. Dr. Tucci's start date was updated to reflect her full term.

Lisa Goffman was appointed for 1 year to complete a term in 2019 then reappointed to a 4 year term. Additionally her term start date was incorrect and has been updated this fiscal year.

Richard Einhorn, Robert Hillman and Cynthia Morton were administratively extended until 11/28/2022.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
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 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 Reviewed2,021
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended2,021
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$4,304,044,642.00
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*30,800Access 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*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 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 OtherYes
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentContact IC Committee Management Officer.
Nanette Stephenson, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), 301-496-8693 or stephenn@nidcd.nih.gov
Agency Feedback Comment*Information is provided to the public at the open session of each Council meeting through reports and the Director’s update. The public can view information related to the Council through the council’s official website.Narrative Description*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 Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Advisory Council (NDCDAC) evaluated 2021 applications requesting $4,304,044,642 in direct costs for the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD). In addition, the Council reviewed the activities of the Division of Intramural Research, the Council Operating Procedures, and advised the Institute regarding policy issues in its areas of responsibility. The NDCDAC is charged with advising the Secretary; HHS and the Director, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, on matters relating to the conduct and support of research and research training, health information dissemination, and other programs related to normal and disordered communication processes. In addition, the Council makes recommendations on applications for grants and cooperative agreements for research and research training, and other programs related to normal and disordered communication processes, including diseases and disorders of hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech, and language, and may recommend projects of high programmatic relevance. This mission is met effectively during the three meetings that are held each year. Council members advise on policy development, program implementation and evaluation, and research needs and opportunities of the Institute. Council routinely evaluates the Strategic Plan of the NIDCD, proposed initiatives, and topics of special interest, including the development of future researchers through the use of research training and career development mechanisms, and the merit of using multi-project versus single-project research grant awards. The Council provides essential advice on which research and training applications should be awarded with Federal funds, and is careful to consider the strategic and programmatic needs of the public.
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$20,400.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$20,400.00
Payments to Federal Members*$16,220.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$16,220.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$111,585.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$114,598.00
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*$27,360.00
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$14,562.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$14,708.00
Total Costs$162,767.00Est. Total Next FY*$193,286.00
Date Cost Last Modified11/15/2022 9:26 AMEst. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.60
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.60Est Cost RemarksProjected cost for FY23 were increased in the event that in-person/hybrid meetings resume.

Daily salary costs have been estimated for Federal and/or Ex Officio members of this committee. The dollar figure represents a portion of their annual salary. No funds have been transferred between the committee and the agency. No additional funds are paid to Federal employees due to membership on this committee.
Cost RemarksMeetings were held virtually in FY22 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Daily salary costs have been estimated for Federal and/or Ex Officio members of this committee. The dollar figure represents a portion of their annual salary. No funds have been transferred between the committee and the agency. No additional funds are paid to Federal employees due to membership on this committee. Although 7 Federal/Ex officio members are identified in the member section, only 4 attended meetings during the fiscal year.
  
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Interest Areas

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Area
Food and Drugs
Medical Devices
Health
Treatment
Medicine
Health and Health Research
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MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-040312National Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Advisory Council2021
 COM-038591National Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Advisory Council2020
 COM-036464National Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Advisory Council2019
 COM-034663National Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Advisory Council2018
 COM-002057National Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Advisory Council2017
 COM-002648National Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Advisory Council2016
 COM-004100National Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Advisory Council2015
 COM-004407National Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Advisory Council2014
 COM-006268National Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Advisory Council2013
 COM-006609National Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Advisory Council2012
 COM-008337National Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Advisory Council2011
 COM-008828National Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Advisory Council2010
 COM-010397National Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Advisory Council2009
 COM-010693National Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Advisory Council2008
 COM-011974National Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Advisory Council2007
 COM-012656National Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Advisory Council2006
 COM-013963National Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Advisory Council2005
 COM-014725National Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Advisory Council2004
 COM-015970National Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Advisory Council2003
 COM-016483National Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Advisory Council2002
 COM-017580National Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Advisory Council2001
 COM-018381National Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Advisory Council2000
 COM-019540National Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Advisory Council1999
 COM-020298National Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Advisory Council1998
 COM-021793National Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Advisory Council1997