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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameNational Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Special Emphasis PanelAgency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Fiscal Year2018Committee Number2083
Original Establishment Date9/29/1995Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URL 
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*Unlimited
Current Charter Date9/29/1995Designated Fed Officer Position Title*CHIEF, REVIEW BRANCH
Date Of Renewal Charter Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*JOHN
Exempt From Renewal*YesDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*CONNAUGHTON
Establishment Authority*Authorized by LawDesignated Federal Officer SuffixPHD
Specific Establishment Authority*42 USC 282(b)(16)Designated Federal Officer Phone*(301) 594-7797
Effective Date Of Authority*11/20/1985Designated Federal Officer Fax*(301) 480-3505
Committee Type*ContinuingDesignated Federal Officer Email*connaughtonj@extra.niddk.nih.gov
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Special Emphasis Panel
Hide Section - RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

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 diabetes, endocrinology, metabolic diseases, digestive diseases, nutrition, kidney, urologic and hematologic diseases. During this reporting period the committee reviewed a total of 1368 research grant applications requesting $1,356,545,914.
How is membership balanced?*The 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 and/or contract proposals for a specific, perhaps narrow, expertise area. Participants for each meeting are assembled to most efficiently cover the number and breadth of applications for contracts requiring review.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The National Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Special Emphasis Panel held 130 meetings during this reporting period. 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 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 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 National Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Special Emphasis Panel 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 personal privacy.
Recommendation RemarksDue to the large number of members associated with this specific committee, NIH is not able to comply with the Committee Management Secretariat’s requirement to supply zip codes for individual members. Current individual meeting rosters (including zip codes) are available on line at: http://public.era.nih.gov/pubroster. Past individual meeting Rosters are available by contacting the DFO. The roles of Designated Federal Official and Committee Decision maker are both held by the Institute's Chief of Review.

Reports: This committee did not produce any public reports during the fiscal year.

URL: This committee does not have a dedicated website.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
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 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 Reviewed1,368
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended1,368
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$1,356,545,914.00
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*15,319Access 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*YesAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback CommentMinutesNarrative 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/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 diabetes, endocrinology, metabolic diseases, digestive diseases, nutritional, kidney, urological and hematological diseases.
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$276,300.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$276,300.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$2,545,916.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$2,800,585.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$423,989.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$431,608.00
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$118,228.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$120,593.00
Total Costs$3,364,433.00Est. Total Next FY*$3,629,086.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*16.80Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*16.80
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MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

  
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-001979National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Special Emphasis Panel2017
 COM-002241National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Special Emphasis Panel2016
 COM-004174National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Special Emphasis Panel2015
 COM-004547National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Special Emphasis Panel2014
 COM-006132National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Special Emphasis Panel2013
 COM-006838National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Special Emphasis Panel2012
 COM-008319National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Special Emphasis Panel2011
 COM-009105National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Special Emphasis Panel2010
 COM-010108National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Special Emphasis Panel2009
 COM-011028National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Special Emphasis Panel2008
 COM-012117National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Special Emphasis Panel2007
 COM-012888National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Special Emphasis Panel2006
 COM-013748National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Special Emphasis Panel2005
 COM-014542National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Special Emphasis Panel2004
 COM-015681National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Special Emphasis Panel2003
 COM-016748National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Special Emphasis Panel2002
 COM-017896National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Special Emphasis Panel2001
 COM-018365National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Special Emphasis Panel2000
 COM-019678National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Special Emphasis Panel1999
 COM-020397National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Special Emphasis Panel1998
 COM-021597National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Special Emphasis Panel1997