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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameEunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Initial Review GroupAgency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Fiscal Year2019Committee Number926
Original Establishment Date11/20/1985Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URL 
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*Unlimited
Current Charter Date3/26/2009Designated Fed Officer Position Title*DIRECTOR, SCIENTIFIC REVIEW BRANCH
Date Of Renewal Charter Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*SHERRY
Exempt From Renewal*YesDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameL.
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*DUPERE
Establishment Authority*Authorized by LawDesignated Federal Officer SuffixPHD
Specific Establishment Authority*42 U.S.C. 282(b)(16)Designated Federal Officer Phone*301-496-1485
Effective Date Of Authority*11/20/1985Designated Federal Officer Fax*301-451-3415
Committee Type*ContinuingDesignated Federal Officer Email*duperes@mail.nih.gov
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Grant Review 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 committee is composed of recognized biomedical and/or behavioral research authorities who represent the forefront of research and technical knowledge and who provide first-level merit review of highly scientific and technical research grant applications and/or contract proposals in the fields of maternal and child health, reproductive and population sciences, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and medical rehabilitation. During this reporting period, the committee reviewed 549 applications requesting $277,430,852.
How is membership balanced?*The members of this committee are authorities knowledgeable in biomedical and behavioral research as related to intellectual and developmental disabilities, maternal and child health, medical rehabilitation, reproductive and population sciences, and medical rehabilitation.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The committee held 24 meetings during this reporting period.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*This committee is composed of recognized biomedical and behavioral research authorities who represent the forefront of research and technical knowledge and who provide first-level merit review of highly scientific and technical research grant applications and contract proposals. These evaluations and recommendations cannot be obtained from other sources because the specialized, complex nature of the applications and proposals requires a unique balance and breadth of expertise not available from the NIH staff or from other established sources.
Why close or partially close meetings?The meetings of the committee 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 RemarksReports: This committee did not produce any reports this fiscal year.

URL: This committee does not have a website.

The Designated Federal Official and Committee Decision Maker are the same individual based on assigned duties within the IC.

Staff costs decreased from the previous year's projected costs. This occurred partly due to retirement of a Scientific Review Officer in December 2016, and the SRO replacement came on board in September 2018. In addition, a Lead Extramural Support Assistant retired in November 2017.

Members: The following members have two records, one for member and one for chair appointments, that overlap during the fiscal year: Barbaresi, Bonuck, Burd, Cooke, Hawley and Vosvick. Rebecca Bordine served after the original appointment was completed. Two members, Iezzoni and Keenan, were reappointed for two additional years. Neal Rote resigned as of April 30, 2018. At the time the FY17 Report was prepared, Howard Stevenson's current appointment -11/16/16-6/30/18 was pending. The members of this committee have a variety of appointment periods, from one day to six years, and the appointment term value does not always reflect to exact start and end date.

Zip Codes: Due to the large number of members associated with this committee, NIH staff are unable to provide individual zip codes for all members. Current individual meeting rosters, including zip codes are available on line at https://public.era.nih.gov/pubroster/
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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 initial peer review by this committee 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 for 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 RequirementsYesGrants Review*Yes
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed549
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended549
Cost Savings*NoneDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$277,430,852.00
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 CommentGrant Review
Number Of Recommendations*10,735Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentN/AAccess Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentNIH Peer Review Committees are involved in the initial review of research grant applications. The NIH dual peer review system is mandated by statute in accordance with section 492 of the Public Health Service Act. The charge to this committee is to determine scientific and technical merit of the individual grants or contracts. These recommendations are forwarded to Federal officials who generally accept the committee's recommendations and favorable applications are then forwarded for the second level of review performed by Institute and Center (IC) National Advisory Councils or Boards. Only applications that are favorably recommended by both the initial peer review committee and the Advisory Council may be recommended for funding.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNIH Peer Review Committees are involved in the initial review of research grant applications. The NIH dual peer review system is mandated by statute in accordance with section 492 of the Public Health Service Act. The charge to this committee is to determine scientific and technical merit of the individual grants or contracts. These recommendations are forwarded to Federal officials who generally accept the committee's recommendations and favorable applications are then forwarded for the second level of review performed by Institute and Center (IC) National Advisory Councils or Boards. Only applications that are favorably recommended by both the initial peer review committee and the Advisory Council may be recommended for funding.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*Not ApplicableAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback CommentN/ANarrative 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 supporting the research of non-Federal scientists in universities, medical schools, hospitals, and research institutions throughout the country and abroad. 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 research and development contracts. This committee is composed of recognized biomedical and behavioral research authorities who represent the forefront of research and technical knowledge and who provide first-level merit review of highly scientific and technical research grant applications and/or contract proposals. These evaluations and recommendations cannot be obtained from other sources because the specialized, complex nature of the applications and proposals requires a unique balance and breadth of expertise not available on the NIH staff or from other established sources.
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COSTS

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Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members* Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY* 
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Total Costs$0.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-001648Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Initial Review Group2017
 COM-002577Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Initial Review Group2016
 COM-004128Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Initial Review Group2015
 COM-004507Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Initial Review Group2014
 COM-005888Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Initial Review Group2013
 COM-006672Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Initial Review Group2012
 COM-008002Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Initial Review Group2011
 COM-008849Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Initial Review Group2010
 COM-010395Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Initial Review Group2009
 COM-010701National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Initial Review Group2008
 COM-012168National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Initial Review Group2007
 COM-012827National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Initial Review Group2006
 COM-013943National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Initial Review Group2005
 COM-014553National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Initial Review Group2004
 COM-015989National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Initial Review Group2003
 COM-016407National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Initial Review Group2002
 COM-017839National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Initial Review Group2001
 COM-018706National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Initial Review Group2000
 COM-019765National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Initial Review Group1999
 COM-020305National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Initial Review Group1998
 COM-021714National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Initial Review Group1997
 COM-034639Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Initial Review Group2018