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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameBoard of Scientific Counselors of the NIH Clinical CenterAgency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Fiscal Year2019Committee Number225
Original Establishment Date11/20/1985Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttp://clinicalcenter.nih.gov/bsc/
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*8
Current Charter Date2/11/1998Designated Fed Officer Position Title*ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR FOR CLINICAL RESEARCH
Date Of Renewal Charter Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*JOHN
Exempt From Renewal*YesDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameI.
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*GALLIN
Establishment Authority*Authorized by LawDesignated Federal Officer SuffixMD
Specific Establishment Authority*42 U.S.C. 282(b)(16)Designated Federal Officer Phone*301-827-5428
Effective Date Of Authority*11/20/1985Designated Federal Officer Fax*
Committee Type*ContinuingDesignated Federal Officer Email*jig@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?*This Board assesses the quality of the Center's intramural research programs and evaluates the productivity and performance of staff scientists, necessary functions for the operation of a highly effective intramural research program. The Board is composed of scientific and technical experts,that are nationally recognized in their field of study. The Board provides indispensable evaluation and advisory functions in the science management of the intramural research programs.
How is membership balanced?*The Board consists of outstanding authorities knowledgeable in the sub-specialized fields of clinical medicine. The advisory role of the Board is scientific and substantive. The Board, through periodic visits to the laboratories, assesses the research in progress and evaluates productivity and performance of staff scientists.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Board generally meets twice annually to evaluate one or more Clinical Center departments each visit, for the peer review of intramural laboratories on a rotating basis as required by the PHS Act. The Board met once during FY18 for a full Board meeting to review the overall balance of research areas across all Clinical Center departments.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*This Board is composed of recognized biomedical and/or behavioral research authorities from outside the NIH in order to secure unbiased and objective evaluation of intramural research programs. Their recommendations are invaluable because the complex nature of research in each laboratory requires a unique balance and breadth of expertise not available on the NIH staff or from other established resources.
Why close or partially close meetings?The meeting of the Board was closed for the review, discussion, and evaluation of individual programs and projects conducted by the Clinical Center, including consideration of personnel qualifications and performance, the competence of individual investigators, and similar items, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Section 552b(c)(6) of the Government in the Sunshine Act permits the closing of meetings where discussion could reveal personal information, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.
Recommendation RemarksCommittee Function: Other - Scientific and Technical Peer Review.

The DFO and Committee Decision Maker positions are held by the same individual based on assigned duties within the Clinical Center.

Reports: This committee did not produce any reports during this fiscal year.

Members: Dr. Baker resigned, Dr. Chae was reappointed, and Dr. Mahmood was reassigned as Chair.
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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 MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryNoAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentThe Scientific Director and other NIH officials use the recommendations made by the BSC in evaluating the quality of the intramural research programs including scientific priorities and resources available.The agency annually provides feedback to the Board on the status of prior recommendations and interventions.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
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*27Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe Board met once in FY18 to discuss the reviews done in the last four years and to discuss and recommend overall balance of research areas across all of Clinical Centers Departments.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 OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentNA
Agency Feedback CommentThe agency provides annual feedback to the Board on the status of prior recommendations and interventions.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. Section 402(b)(3) of the Public Health Service Act states that the Director, NIH...shall assure that research at...the National Institutes of Health is subject to review in accordance with section 492. Section 492(b) states that the Director of NIH shall establish procedures for periodic technical and scientific peer review of research at the National Institutes of Health. This Board assesses the quality of the Institute intramural research programs and evaluates the productivity and performance of staff scientists, necessary functions for the operation of a highly effective intramural research program.
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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-002039Board of Scientific Counselors of the NIH Clinical Center2017
 COM-002634Board of Scientific Counselors of the NIH Clinical Center2016
 COM-003746Board of Scientific Counselors of the NIH Clinical Center2015
 COM-004729Board of Scientific Counselors of the NIH Clinical Center2014
 COM-006149Board of Scientific Counselors of the NIH Clinical Center2013
 COM-006540Board of Scientific Counselors of the NIH Clinical Center2012
 COM-008222Board of Scientific Counselors of the NIH Clinical Center2011
 COM-008811Board of Scientific Counselors of the NIH Clinical Center2010
 COM-010354Board of Scientific Counselors of the NIH Clinical Center2009
 COM-010660Board of Scientific Counselors of the NIH Clinical Center2008
 COM-012145Board of Scientific Counselors of the NIH Clinical Center2007
 COM-012628Board of Scientific Counselors of the NIH Clinical Center2006
 COM-013767Board of Scientific Counselors of the NIH Clinical Center2005
 COM-014555Board of Scientific Counselors of the Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center2004
 COM-015952Board of Scientific Counselors of the Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center2003
 COM-016552Board of Scientific Counselors of the Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center2002
 COM-017811Board of Scientific Counselors of the Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center2001
 COM-018683Board of Scientific Counselors of the Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center2000
 COM-019870Board of Scientific Counselors of the Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center1999
 COM-020269Board of Scientific Counselors of the Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center1998
 COM-021601Board of Scientific Counselors, Clinical Center1997
 COM-034708Board of Scientific Counselors of the NIH Clinical Center2018