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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameNational Advisory General Medical Sciences CouncilAgency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Fiscal Year2018Committee Number953
Original Establishment Date11/20/1985Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttp://www.nigms.nih.gov/About/Council/
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*22
Current Charter Date11/30/2017Designated Fed Officer Position Title*ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR FOR EXTRAMURAL ACTIVITIES
Date Of Renewal Charter11/30/2019Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*ANN
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameA
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*HAGAN
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*42 U.S.C. 284aDesignated Federal Officer Phone*(301) 594-4499
Effective Date Of Authority*11/20/1985Designated Federal Officer Fax*(301) 402-0156
Committee Type*ContinuingDesignated Federal Officer Email*ann.hagan@nih.gov
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Other Committee
Hide Section - RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The committee 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 Advisory General Medical Sciences Council reviewed 7,159 grant applications and approved funding of these applications in the amount of $9,124,760,882.
How is membership balanced?*The National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council is composed of 17 appointed members with research interests and responsibilities paralleling those of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. Twelve members are scientists who are outstanding medical or scientific authorities knowledgeable in the fields of genetics, developmental biology, cell biology, molecular biology, biophysics, chemistry, biochemistry, physiology, clinical research, bioengineering/bioinformatics, and pharmacological sciences. Five 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 General Medical Sciences 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 General Medical Sciences 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 Advisory General Medical Sciences 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.

Administrative extensions: Were created while new members and nominees were delayed in completing the appointment process. Members Dessauer, Peifer, and Smith were administratively extended and then ended early
as they were only needed to attend January Council.
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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 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 Reviewed7,159
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended7,159
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$9,124,760,882.00
Cost Savings CommentNIH supported basic and clinical research accomplishments that often take many years to unfold into new diagnostic tests and new ways to treat and prevent diseases.Grants Review CommentN/A
Number Of Recommendations*78,452Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentDuring this reporting period, the Council reviewed 7,159 grant applications and recommended funding of these applications in the amount of $9,124,760,882.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 CommentN/A
Agency Feedback CommentMinutes, written reports, and oral presentations.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 PHS Act states that The Secretary shall by regulation require appropriate technical and scientific peer review of --- (A) applications made for grants and cooperative agreements under this Act for biomedical and behavioral research, (B) applications made for biomedical and behavioral research and development contracts to be administered by the National Institutes of Health. The NIGMS Advisory Council is composed of both scientific and public members who provide the second level of peer review, provide advice to the NIGMS Director in program and policy areas, provide advice on program implementation and evaluation, and identify research needs and opportunities of the Institute.
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$3,600.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$3,600.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$205,694.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$204,854.00
Payments to Consultants*$1,200.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$1,200.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$8,241.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$8,316.00
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$9,110.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$9,292.00
Total Costs$227,845.00Est. Total Next FY*$227,262.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*1.50Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*1.40
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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-002027National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council2017
 COM-002427National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council2016
 COM-004083National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council2015
 COM-004669National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council2014
 COM-006194National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council2013
 COM-006617National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council2012
 COM-008363National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council2011
 COM-008810National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council2010
 COM-010287National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council2009
 COM-010801National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council2008
 COM-012150National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council2007
 COM-012840National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council2006
 COM-014090National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council2005
 COM-014475National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council2004
 COM-015702National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council2003
 COM-016561National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council2002
 COM-017924National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council2001
 COM-018442National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council2000
 COM-019800National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council1999
 COM-020645National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council1998
 COM-021405National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council1997