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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameNational Center for Complementary and Integrative Health Special Emphasis PanelAgency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Fiscal Year2019Committee Number5280
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 Date6/2/1999Designated Fed Officer Position Title*DIRECTOR, DIVISION OF EXTRAMURAL ACTIVITIES
Date Of Renewal Charter Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*PARTAP
Exempt From Renewal*YesDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameS.
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*KHALSA
Establishment Authority*Authorized by LawDesignated Federal Officer SuffixDC, PHD, DABCO
Specific Establishment Authority*42 USC 282 (b)(16)Designated Federal Officer Phone*(301) 594-3462
Effective Date Of Authority*11/20/1985Designated Federal Officer Fax*(301) 480-1587
Committee Type*ContinuingDesignated Federal Officer Email*khalsap@mail.nih.gov
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Special Emphasis Panel
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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 first-level merit review of highly scientific and technical research grant applications in mind-body medicine, disease prevention and health promotion, biologically based therapies, manipulative and body-based systems. Operation of this committee is accomplished using a fluid membership, with members designated to serve for individual meetings rather than formally appointed for fixed terms of service. During the reporting period the committee reviewed 307 applications with an estimated requested amount of $107,800,480.
How is membership balanced?*This committee has a fluid membership, with members designated to serve for individual meetings rather than formally appointed for fixed terms of service. The reviewers for each meeting are selected to evaluate grant applications for a specific, perhaps narrow, expertise area. Participants for each meeting are assembled to most efficiently and effectively cover the number and breadth of applications or contracts requiring review.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The NCCIH Special Emphasis Panel held 16 FACA meetings during the FY2018 on the following dates: 10/31/17, 11/8/17, 11/9/17, 12/1/17, 12/5/17, 12/6/17, 3/15/18, 3/22/18, 3/23/18, 4/5/18, 4/10/18, 7/12-13/18, 7/19/18, 7/25/18, 8/1/18, and 8/2/18. The flexibility in review allowed by this committee structure has proved both efficient and effective.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*This committee is composed of recognized authorities in areas of complementary and integrative health relevant to mind-body medicine, disease prevention and health promotion, biologically based therapies, manipulative and body-based systems, and conventional research methodology 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 NCCIH Special Emphasis Panel were closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended. The grant applications and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.
Recommendation RemarksThis committee did not produce any reports during the reporting period. This committee does not have a dedicated website. The DFO and the Committee Decision Maker positions are held by the same individual based on assignment of responsibilities in this small Center within NIH. 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 RequirementsNoGrants Review*Yes
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed307
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended307
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$107,800,480.00
Cost Savings CommentUnable to Determine. NIH 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 CommentDuring the reporting period the committee reviewed 307 applications with an estimated requested amount of $107,800,480.00.
Number Of Recommendations*5,888Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentGrant reviewAccess 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*NoAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback CommentNANarrative 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 applications.
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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-002030National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health Special Emphasis Panel2017
 COM-002624National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health Special Emphasis Panel2016
 COM-004047National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Special Emphasis Panel2015
 COM-004429National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Special Emphasis Panel2014
 COM-006211National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Special Emphasis Panel2013
 COM-006846National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Special Emphasis Panel2012
 COM-008370National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Special Emphasis Panel2011
 COM-009094National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Special Emphasis Panel2010
 COM-010109National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Special Emphasis Panel2009
 COM-011029National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Special Emphasis Panel2008
 COM-012152National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Special Emphasis Panel2007
 COM-012905National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Special Emphasis Panel2006
 COM-013764National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Special Emphasis Panel2005
 COM-014585National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Special Emphasis Panel2004
 COM-015996National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Special Emphasis Panel2003
 COM-016379National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Special Emphasis Panel2002
 COM-017859National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Special Emphasis Panel2001
 COM-018460National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Special Emphasis Panel2000
 COM-019561National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Special Emphasis Panel1999
 COM-034848National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health Special Emphasis Panel2018