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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameNational Advisory Child Health and Human Development CouncilAgency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Fiscal Year2019Committee Number939
Original Establishment Date11/20/1985Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttp://www.nichd.nih.gov/about/advisory/nachhd/...
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*23
Current Charter Date6/30/2018Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Associate Director for Extramural Research
Date Of Renewal Charter6/30/2020Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Della
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameM
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Hann
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer SuffixPh.D.
Specific Establishment Authority*42 U.S.C. 284aDesignated Federal Officer Phone*301-496-8535
Effective Date Of Authority*11/20/1985Designated Federal Officer Fax*301-496-3790
Committee Type*ContinuingDesignated Federal Officer Email*dhann@mail.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?*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 Council is composed of both scientific and public members who provide the second level of peer review; advice on policy development, program implementation and evaluation; and identify research needs and opportunities of the Institute. A total of 1896 primary applications were received by the Institute and were reviewed by the Initial Review Group for the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). Those applications at the 30th percentile, or better, were reviewed by the Council. Of the total number received, the Council reviewed and recommended for funding 4,106 applications requesting $1,888,396,373. The membership was provided with updates on the Rehabilitation Research at NIH: Trends and Future Directions; New Directions in Microstructure and Functional MRI; Pregsource: Crowdsourcing to Understand Pregnancy; The Council was provided with presentations addressing Innovative Models for Preventing School Readiness Disparities in Pediatric Primary Care; HIV Infection Among Our Youngest: Knowledge, Survival, Resiliency, and Opportunity; Toward Precision Medicine for People with Intellectual Disabilities; Opioids and Public Health; the NICHD Division of Intramural Research’s Annual Report; updates from the Division of Extramural Research and the National Institute on Mental Health. The membership is continuing to be updated on current and new research opportunities as part of the vision initiative. The members reviewed and deliberated the following Institute proposed initiatives: 1) Using Archived Data and Specimen Collections to Advance Maternal and Pediatric HIV/AIDS Research; 2) Development of Novel Non-Steroidal Contraceptive Methods; 3) Chemical Screening and Optimaization Facility; 4) Pediatric Critical and Trauma Scientist Development Program (PCCTSDP); 5) Reproductive Medicine Network Clinical Sites and Data Coordinating Center; 6) Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers (IDDRCs) 2019; 7) Newborn Screening Translational Research Network (NBSTRN); 8) Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Longitudinal Study Clinical Centers; 9) Innovative Epidemiologic Approaches for Understanding Long-term Health Outcomes of HIV-exposed Uninfected (HEU) Populations; 10) Pediatric Critical Care Conferences Initiative; 11) Women’s Reproductive Health Research (WRHR) Program; 12) Technologies to Advance Precision Medicine Diagnosis and Treatment of Infertility, Reproductive Tract and Gynecologic Disorders Affecting Fertility; 13) Characterization and Quantification of HIV Reservoirs in Children; and 14) Centers for Collaborative Research in Fragile X and FMR1-Associated Conditions. Council concurred with staff recommendations to go forward with the concepts with either minor modifications or as initially proposed.
How is membership balanced?*The National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council is composed of 18 appointed members with research interests and responsibilities paralleling those of the NICHD. Twelve members are scientists who are outstanding medical or scientific authorities knowledgeable in the fields of obstetrics, gynecology, pediatrics, genetics, perinatology, reproductive biology, developmental biology, physiology, biochemistry, endocrinology, nutrition, psychiatry, child development, demography, pharmacology, and medical rehabilitation, intellectual and developmental disabilities; six members are representatives of the general public with interests in public policy, law, health policy, economics, and management.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The committee conducted three Council meetings during this reporting period on the following dates: (01/31, 06/08, and 09/13-14). The National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council provides advice on a continuing basis on the type of scientific research programs that should be supported and on how to carry out the designated mission and responsibilities of the Institute. It also provides gynecology ongoing review of the relevance and effectiveness of the existing programs.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council is composed of both scientific and public members who provide the second level of review for research grant applications; advise on policy development, program implementation and evaluation; and identify research needs and opportunities of the Institute. The quality, scope, and balance of advice from this Council cannot be obtained from NIH staff or from other established sources because the membership of the Council is constituted to meet the specific requirements of the mandated mission of the Council and of the Institute.
Why close or partially close meetings?The meetings of the National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council 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 materials and personal information, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of privacy.
Recommendation RemarksCommittee Function: Other - National Scientific and Advisory.

Reports: This committee did not produce any public reports during this reporting period.

Members: Changes in members terms include Shriver's end term has been extended to 11/30/19; Boninger has a new appointment term; Gordon, Tabin and Thomas were inadvertently omitted from last year's report; and Dorn has been administratively extended.
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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 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 the initial peer review for scientific and technical merit and a second step of review and approved be a National Advisory Council that includes 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’s eligibility, and compliance with public policy requirements. After all the steps have been completed, NIH officials make funding decisions on individual grant applications.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*Yes
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed1,896
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended1,896
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$798,991,251.00
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 CommentCouncil reviewed 1896 applications, requesting $778,297,108 in requested total costs.
Number Of Recommendations*27,992Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations Comment1896 Council reviewed Grant Applications in FY-18Access 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 Porfolio Online Reporting Tool) website. RePORT provides access to the 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 Porfolio Online Reporting Tool) website. RePORT provides access to the 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 CommentMinutes, written reports, and oral presentations.Narrative 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: conducting research in its own laboratories; supporting the research of non-Federal scientist in universities, medical schools, hospitals, and research institutions throughout the country and abroad; assisting the training of research investigators and fostering communication of medical and health sciences information. Section 492 of the Public Health Service 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…” The National Child Health and Human Development Council provides second level peer review; makes recommendations for support of grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements; advises on policy development, program implementation and evaluation; and identifies research needs of the NICHD.
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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-001964National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council2017
 COM-002369National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council2016
 COM-003997National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council2015
 COM-004455National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council2014
 COM-006188National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council2013
 COM-006627National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council2012
 COM-008291National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council2011
 COM-008722National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council2010
 COM-010408National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council2009
 COM-010711National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council2008
 COM-011984National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council2007
 COM-012602National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council2006
 COM-013935National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council2005
 COM-014738National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council2004
 COM-015915National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council2003
 COM-016450National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council2002
 COM-017559National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council2001
 COM-018360National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council2000
 COM-019507National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council1999
 COM-020264National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council1998
 COM-021798National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council1997
 COM-034614National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council2018