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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameNational Eye Institute Special Emphasis PanelAgency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Fiscal Year2019Committee Number1045
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 Date9/29/1995Designated Fed Officer Position Title*CHIEF, SCIENTIFIC REVIEW BRANCH
Date Of Renewal Charter Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*ANNE
Exempt From Renewal*YesDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*SCHAFFNER
Establishment Authority*Authorized by LawDesignated Federal Officer SuffixPH.D.
Specific Establishment Authority*42 U.S.C. 282(b)(16)Designated Federal Officer Phone*(301) 451-2020
Effective Date Of Authority*11/20/1985Designated Federal Officer Fax*(301) 402-0528
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteExempt: Merit Review PanelDesignated Federal Officer Email*rawlings@nei.nih.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
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?*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 and contract proposals in the fields of research pertaining to the causes and treatment of eye diseases and disorders. These grants and contracts support special research programs that include investigator-initiated applications, clinical trials, centers, institutional NRSA training grants, SBIR, conference proposals and special development award programs. During the reporting period, the committee reviewed 315 applications requesting $357,194,405.
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 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 or proposals requiring review.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The National Eye Institute Special Emphasis Panel held 18 meetings during this 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 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 and depth of expertise not available on the NIH staff or from other established sources.
Why close or partially close meetings?The meetings of the committee were closed to the public for the review of grant applications. Section 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 RemarksReports: This committee did not produce any public reports during the fiscal year.

URL: This committee does not have a website.

Due to the larger number of members serving on this committee, NIH staff are unable to provide additional information on Occupation or Affiliation. Additional information on an individual's affiliation may be obtained by contacting staff listed in this report.
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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 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 Reviewed315
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended315
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$357,194,405.00
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 CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*16,385Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentGrant reviewedAccess 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 OtherNo
Agency Feedback*NoAccess CommentContact IC Committee Management Officer 240-669-5201
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 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…”
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$91,200.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$91,200.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$423,026.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$434,954.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$139,268.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$140,236.00
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$154,387.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$155,931.00
Total Costs$807,881.00Est. Total Next FY*$822,321.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*2.50Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*2.70
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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-002031National Eye Institute Special Emphasis Panel2017
 COM-002656National Eye Institute Special Emphasis Panel2016
 COM-004006National Eye Institute Special Emphasis Panel2015
 COM-004405National Eye Institute Special Emphasis Panel2014
 COM-006171National Eye Institute Special Emphasis Panel2013
 COM-006864National Eye Institute Special Emphasis Panel2012
 COM-008351National Eye Institute Special Emphasis Panel2011
 COM-009020National Eye Institute Special Emphasis Panel2010
 COM-010078National Eye Institute Special Emphasis Panel2009
 COM-010968National Eye Institute Special Emphasis Panel2008
 COM-012227National Eye Institute Special Emphasis Panel2007
 COM-012580National Eye Institute Special Emphasis Panel2006
 COM-014099National Eye Institute Special Emphasis Panel2005
 COM-014417National Eye Institute Special Emphasis Panel2004
 COM-015662National Eye Institute Special Emphasis Panel2003
 COM-016563National Eye Institute Special Emphasis Panel2002
 COM-017651National Eye Institute Special Emphasis Panel2001
 COM-018374National Eye Institute Special Emphasis Panel2000
 COM-019570National Eye Institute Special Emphasis Panel1999
 COM-020267National Eye Institute Special Emphasis Panel1998
 COM-021725National Eye Institute Special Emphasis Panel1997
 COM-034757National Eye Institute Special Emphasis Panel2018