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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameNational Institute on Aging Initial Review GroupAgency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Fiscal Year2019Committee Number218
Original Establishment Date11/20/1985Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttp://www.nia.nih.gov/research/dea-scientific-...
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*Unlimited
Current Charter Date7/1/1990Designated Fed Officer Position Title*REVIEW BRANCH CHIEF
Date Of Renewal Charter Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*RAMESH
Exempt From Renewal*YesDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*VEMURI
Establishment Authority*Authorized by LawDesignated Federal Officer SuffixPHD
Specific Establishment Authority*42 U.S.C. 282(b)(16)Designated Federal Officer Phone*(301) 402-7700
Effective Date Of Authority*11/20/1985Designated Federal Officer Fax*301-402-0066
Committee Type*ContinuingDesignated Federal Officer Email*vemurir@nia.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, research training applications, and contract proposals concerned with research on aging in the basic biological, clinical, biomedical and behavioral sciences. During this reporting period the committee reviewed 346 applications requesting $299,942,582.
How is membership balanced?*The members of the committee are authorities knowledgeable in the basic biological, clinical, behavioral and social sciences research. Members are also knowledgeable in the aging processes, geriatrics, gerontology and/or development of curricula in all facets of aging research. More specifically, members have expertise in molecular biology, neurology, neurochemistry, cell biology, nutrition, immunology, demography, economics, psychology, and sociology.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The committee held 16 meetings during this reporting period. Generally 12 meetings are held but the committee held 4 meetings in September 2018 instead of October 2018 for the January 2019 council. The requested dollars amount includes the meetings held in September 2018.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*This committee is composed of recognized biomedical 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 on 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 discussions 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 property.
Recommendation RemarksDue 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 http://www.nia.nih.gov/research/dea-scientific-review/chartered-review-committees-nia. Past individual meeting rosters are available by contacting Ramesh Vemuri, DFO, (301) 402-7700; vemurir@nia.nih.gov .

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

DFO/Committee Decision Maker: The DFO and Committee Decision Maker functions are held by the same individual based on delegations of authority and assigned duties in this Institute.
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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 initial peer review for scientific and technical merit and a second step of 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 of 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 Reviewed346
Outcome CommentN/ANumber Of Grants Recommended346
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$299,942,582.00
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 CommentThe dollar value indicates the total grants funded.
Number Of Recommendations*4,440Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentGrant ReviewAccess Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% 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 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 in the fields of molecular biology, neurology, neurochemistry, cell biology, nutrition, immunology, demography, economics, psychology, and sociology.
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COSTS

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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-001881National Institute on Aging Initial Review Group2017
 COM-002439National Institute on Aging Initial Review Group2016
 COM-003827National Institute on Aging Initial Review Group2015
 COM-004355National Institute on Aging Initial Review Group2014
 COM-006181National Institute on Aging Initial Review Group2013
 COM-006841National Institute on Aging Initial Review Group2012
 COM-008350National Institute on Aging Initial Review Group2011
 COM-009112National Institute on Aging Initial Review Group2010
 COM-010047National Institute on Aging Initial Review Group2009
 COM-010949National Institute on Aging Initial Review Group2008
 COM-012154National Institute on Aging Initial Review Group2007
 COM-012517National Institute on Aging Initial Review Group2006
 COM-013954National Institute on Aging Initial Review Group2005
 COM-014484National Institute on Aging Initial Review Group2004
 COM-015957National Institute on Aging Initial Review Group2003
 COM-016457National Institute on Aging Initial Review Group2002
 COM-017827National Institute on Aging Initial Review Group2001
 COM-018579National Institute on Aging Initial Review Group2000
 COM-019838National Institute on Aging Initial Review Group1999
 COM-020639National Institute on Aging Initial Review Group1998
 COM-021465National Institute on Aging Initial Review Group1997
 COM-034656National Institute on Aging Initial Review Group2018