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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameBoard of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of MedicineAgency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Fiscal Year2018Committee Number28054
Original Establishment Date11/20/1985Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URL 
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*8
Current Charter Date12/23/2005Designated Fed Officer Position Title*DIRECTOR, NCBI
Date Of Renewal Charter Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*JAMES
Exempt From Renewal*YesDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameM.
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*OSTELL
Establishment Authority*Authorized by LawDesignated Federal Officer SuffixPHD
Specific Establishment Authority*42 U.S.C. 282(b)(16)Designated Federal Officer Phone*(301) 496-2475
Effective Date Of Authority*11/20/1985Designated Federal Officer Fax*301-480-9241
Committee Type*ContinuingDesignated Federal Officer Email*ostell@ncbi.nlm.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 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 following areas: health sciences, computer sciences, information sciences, information technology, library science, behavioral sciences, social sciences, educational technology, communications engineering, molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, structural chemistry, mathematics, statistics, and media development and utilization.
How is membership balanced?*The Board consists of members who are outstanding authorities knowledgeable in the fields of health sciences, computer sciences, information sciences, information technology, library science, behavioral sciences, social sciences, educational technology, communications engineering, molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, structural chemistry, mathematics, statistics, and media development and utilization. The advisory role of the Board is indispensable because it is technically informed and scientifically knowledgeable. The Board conducts a critical review and assessment of NLM intramural research efforts and staff.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Board met twice during FY 2018 on November 14, 2017 and April 24, 2018. The Board is expected to meet twice in FY 2019.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*This committee is composed of recognized scientific and technical research authorities in biomedical communications who represent the forefront of research and technical knowledge. Their recommendations cannot be obtained from other sources because of the complex nature of research and of research program emphasis and management which requires a specialized balance and breadth of expertise not available from the NIH staff or from other established sources.
Why close or partially close meetings?The Board meetings were closed or partially closed for review, discussion, and evaluation of individual programs and projects conducted by the National Library of Medicine, including consideration of personnel qualifications and performance, the competence of the individual investigators, and similar items. 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: This committee did not produce any reports during this reporting period.

URL: This committee does not have a dedicated website.

Committee Decision Maker and Designated Federal Official are the same individual based on assigned duties within the National Library of Medicine.

Dr. Michael Boehnke and Dr. Jianzhi Zhang were both reappointed for an additional year.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction 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 SatisfactionYesAction 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. As a result, NCBI has adjusted institute resources for senior investigators and evaluated program priorities based on increasing constraints on program budgets.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentN/ANumber 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 disease.Grants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*0Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentIt is not possible to assign a number for the recommendations made by the Board. They review the research and the scientists and make numerous suggestions and recommendations.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% 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 OtherYes
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentContact the National Library of Medicine Committee Management Office.
Agency Feedback CommentAs part of the reports to the Board of Scientific Counselors, the Executive Secretary presents appropriate remarks regarding actions taken to implement the Board’s recommendations and guidance from previous meetings.Narrative Description*The Board of Scientific Counselors advises the NLM and its research directors by assessing the research in progress, assessing proposed programs, and evaluating the productivity of staff scientists. The Board has served as an impetus in guaranteeing the quality and effectiveness of the research programs of the National Center for Biotechnology Information.
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$2,400.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$2,400.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$29,437.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$29,997.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$10,307.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$10,457.00
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$800.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$816.00
Total Costs$42,944.00Est. Total Next FY*$43,670.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.20Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.20
Hide Section - MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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Hide Section - DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

  
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-001907Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine2017
 COM-002781Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine2016
 COM-003751Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine2015
 COM-004548Board of Scientific Counselors National Center for Biotechnology Information National Library of Medicine2014
 COM-006167Board of Scientific Counselors National Center for Biotechnology Information National Library of Medicine2013
 COM-006517Board of Scientific Counselors National Center for Biotechnology Information National Library of Medicine2012
 COM-008239Board of Scientific Counselors National Center for Biotechnology Information National Library of Medicine2011
 COM-008804Board of Scientific Counselors National Center for Biotechnology Information National Library of Medicine2010
 COM-010382Board of Scientific Counselors National Center for Biotechnology Information National Library of Medicine2009
 COM-010737Board of Scientific Counselors National Center for Biotechnology Information National Library of Medicine2008
 COM-011957Board of Scientific Counselors National Center for Biotechnology Information National Library of Medicine2007
 COM-012535Board of Scientific Counselors National Center for Biotechnology Information National Library of Medicine2006