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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameBoard of Scientific Counselors, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication DisordersAgency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Fiscal Year2018Committee Number809
Original Establishment Date11/20/1985Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttps://www.nidcd.nih.gov/about/board-scientifi...
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*8
Current Charter Date1/25/1991Designated Fed Officer Position Title*SCIENTIFIC DIRECTOR
Date Of Renewal Charter Designated Federal Officer PrefixDr.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*ANDREW
Exempt From Renewal*YesDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameJ.
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*GRIFFITH
Establishment Authority*Authorized by LawDesignated Federal Officer SuffixMD, PHD
Specific Establishment Authority*42 U.S.C. 282(b)(16)Designated Federal Officer Phone*(301) 496-1960
Effective Date Of Authority*11/20/1985Designated Federal Officer Fax*301-402-7580
Committee Type*ContinuingDesignated Federal Officer Email*griffita@nidcd.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?*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. This committee is composed of recognized biomedical and/or behavioral research authorities who represent the forefront of research and technical knowledge and who provide evaluation and peer review of Institute laboratories and staff scientists in the areas of hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech and language. The Board continues to provide indispensable evaluation and advisory functions in the science management of the intramural research programs. In addition to the formal meetings for peer review of each laboratory, the chairman and individual Board members are frequently consulted for advice on staff appointments and program development.
How is membership balanced?*The Board consists of eight members who are outstanding authorities knowledgeable in the specialized fields of otolaryngology, molecular biology, neurochemistry, molecular genetics, immunology, cell biology, voice-speech sciences, and the vestibular system. The advisory role of the Board is scientific and substantive. The Board, through periodic visits to the laboratories and consultation with the Scientific Director, assesses the research in progress and evaluates productivity and performance of staff scientists.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Board met two times during this reporting period to assess the progress and future direction in the Division of Intramural Research, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD). The Board met on 11/6/2017 and 03/22/2018 for the peer review of NIDCD intramural laboratories as required by the PHS Act.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*This Board is composed of recognized biomedical and/or behavioral research authorities from outside 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 meetings of the Board were closed for the review, discussion, and evaluation of individual programs and projects conducted by the Institute, 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

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

Member Lisa Goodrich resigned 8-6-18
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
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. No changes were made to existing laboratory research priorities or resources.
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*60Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentBoard members reviewed and approved two tenured scientists. The results of these site visits are highly confidential as they address staff productivity. The Board provided advice on issues concerning program planning, policy formulation, and resource allocation to the Institute's intramural laboratories and branches. The number of recommendations is from 2003 forward.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 CommentIn response to the committee’s reports, the Executive Secretary provides written comments to the members specifying how the intramural program will consider and/or administer each of the committee’s recommendations.Narrative Description*The mission of the NIDCD Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC) is to assess the quality and progress of the Institute’s intramural research programs, the appropriateness of resources assigned to the scientists and their proposed future research, and to evaluate the productivity and performance of staff scientists. 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. Each scientist is reviewed at least every four years. This process is essential to maintain the excellence of science in the intramural program. The reviews of the scientists have been thorough and objective and have played a major role in establishing and maintaining the excellence of the Intramural Research Program.
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$2,600.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$2,600.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$72,717.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$74,098.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$4,355.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$4,412.00
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$4,703.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$4,797.00
Total Costs$84,375.00Est. Total Next FY*$85,907.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.50Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.50
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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-001925Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders2017
 COM-002386Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders2016
 COM-004002Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders2015
 COM-004510Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders2014
 COM-006140Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders2013
 COM-006522Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders2012
 COM-008392Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders2011
 COM-008788Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders2010
 COM-010016Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders2009
 COM-010642Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders2008
 COM-011930Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders2007
 COM-012644Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders2006
 COM-014056Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders2005
 COM-014727Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders2004
 COM-015696Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders2003
 COM-016421Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders2002
 COM-017921Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders2001
 COM-018391Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders2000
 COM-019842Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders1999
 COM-020628Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders1998
 COM-021454Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders1997