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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameCommunication Disorders Review CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Fiscal Year2019Committee Number834
Original Establishment Date11/20/1985Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttps://www.nidcd.nih.gov/about/communication-d...
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*Unlimited
Current Charter Date6/1/1986Designated Fed Officer Position Title*CHIEF, SCIENTIFIC REVIEW BRANCH
Date Of Renewal Charter Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*MELISSA
Exempt From Renewal*YesDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameJ.
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*STICK
Establishment Authority*Authorized by LawDesignated Federal Officer SuffixPHD, MPH
Specific Establishment Authority*42 USC 282(b)(16)Designated Federal Officer Phone*(301) 496-8683
Effective Date Of Authority*11/20/1985Designated Federal Officer Fax*301-402-6250
Committee Type*ContinuingDesignated Federal Officer Email*melissa_stick@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 in the fields of hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech and language. During the reporting period the committee reviewed 157 applications requesting $63,251,941 direct costs and recommended 157 applications .
How is membership balanced?*The members of this committee are authorities knowledgeable in the fields of academic medicine, basic research and clinical sciences related to the seven mission areas of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD). The members provide primary scientific review of specialized grant mechanisms supported by the NIDCD.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Communication Disorders Review Committee held three meetings during this reporting period.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*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. These evaluations and recommendations cannot be obtained from other sources because the specialized, complex nature of the applications 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 Communication Disorders Review 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 privacy.
Recommendation RemarksReports: The committee did not produce any public reports during this fiscal year.

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 included 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 Reviewed157
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended157
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$63,251,941.00
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 amount recommended is for grant applicant's direct costs.
Number Of Recommendations*2,598Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations Comment2598 is the number of grants reviewed from 2003-2018.Access 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. 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. 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*YesAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback CommentMeeting minutes, oral presentations, and written reports.Narrative Description*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 hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech and language. During the reporting period the committee reviewed 157 applications requesting $63,251,941 direct costs. The Committee provides advice to the Director, NIDCD on programs and activities in the areas of communication science. The committee reviews grant applications, National Research Service Award training grants, conference grants, Career Development Awards, fellowships, and special projects in the communication and chemosensory sciences. To accomplish its mission, the committee, which is composed of members who are identified from academic medicine, basic research and the clinical sciences related to the mission of the NIDCD and invited to serve for overlapping terms of four years, meets and reviews grant applications three times a year. The committee is an essential component of the Institute and continues to provide important information to the Director, NIDCD.
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COSTS

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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-001879Communication Disorders Review Committee2017
 COM-002391Communication Disorders Review Committee2016
 COM-003784Communication Disorders Review Committee2015
 COM-004536Communication Disorders Review Committee2014
 COM-006105Communication Disorders Review Committee2013
 COM-006537Communication Disorders Review Committee2012
 COM-008386Communication Disorders Review Committee2011
 COM-008720Communication Disorders Review Committee2010
 COM-010010Communication Disorders Review Committee2009
 COM-010702Communication Disorders Review Committee2008
 COM-012166Communication Disorders Review Committee2007
 COM-012607Communication Disorders Review Committee2006
 COM-013804Communication Disorders Review Committee2005
 COM-014589Communication Disorders Review Committee2004
 COM-015967Communication Disorders Review Committee2003
 COM-016429Communication Disorders Review Committee2002
 COM-017911Communication Disorders Review Committee2001
 COM-018511Communication Disorders Review Committee2000
 COM-019499Communication Disorders Review Committee1999
 COM-020409Communication Disorders Review Committee1998
 COM-021524Communication Disorders Review Committee1997
 COM-034703Communication Disorders Review Committee2018