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HHS - 969 - National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council - Statutory (Congress Created)
Hide Section - GENERAL INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameNational Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory CouncilAgency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Fiscal Year2020Committee Number969
Original Establishment Date11/20/1985Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttp://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/meetings/nhlbac/index.htm
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*23
Current Charter Date6/30/2019Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Director, Division of Extramural Research Activities
Date Of Renewal Charter6/30/2021Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Laura
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameK
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Moen
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer SuffixPHD
Specific Establishment Authority*42 USC 284aDesignated Federal Officer Phone*(301) 435-0260
Effective Date Of Authority*11/20/1985Designated Federal Officer Fax*(301) 480-1124
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*moenl@mail.nih.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Other Committee
Hide Section - RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*This Council is composed of both scientific and public members who provide the second level of peer review; advise on policy development, program implementation and evaluation; and identify research needs and opportunities of the Institute. The Council reviewed 10,546 applications requesting $22,315,296,647 and 349 Loan Repayment Program Proposals that were reviewed by a Special Emphasis Panel working group. The Council also reviewed 26 program initiatives for possible future funding. They provided a second level of peer review of specific laboratories within the Institute's Intramural Program. The Board of Extramural Experts Working Group assisted the Council in several of these duties. The Council met with staff and other experts in open session to work on the development of the Institute's Strategic Visioning Process. The visioning process engages a broad group of stakeholders to develop, communicate, and implement a strategic vision to guide the Institute's priority-setting and decision making over the next five to ten years.
How is membership balanced?*The Council is composed of 18 appointed members with research interests and responsibilities paralleling those of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Twelve members are scientists who are outstanding medical or scientific authorities knowledgeable in the fields of heart, blood vessels, lungs, and blood diseases, and 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 Council met five times this fiscal year. The 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 ongoing review of the relevance and effectiveness of the existing programs. One working group, the Board of External Experts Working Group met twice (April 28 and September 16) during the year to advise the Council on programmatic activities.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory 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?Four of the meetings of the Council were closed to the public for the review of grant applications and the Institute's intramural programs. 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 RemarksDFO and Committee Decision Maker positions are held by the same individual based on the assignment of responsibilities in the Institute.

Committee Function: Other - National Scientific and Advisory.

Reports: This committee did not produce any reports this fiscal year.

Members: Robert Robbins, Diane Nugent, and Smith-Whitley were administratively extended while new members completed the appointment process.

Federal Members: Daily salary costs have been estimated for Ex Officio members of this committee. The dollar figure represents a portion of their annual salary. No funds have been transferred between the committee and the agency. No additional funds are paid to Federal employees due to membership on this committee. Although 5 Federal/Ex officio members are identified in the member section, only 2 attended meetings during the fiscal year.

Costs: Projected costs for FY21 reflect anticipated in-person meetings. This may be subject to change.
Hide Section - PERFORMANCE MEASURES

PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction 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 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 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 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 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 Reviewed10,546
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended10,546
Cost Savings*NoneDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$22,315,296,647.00
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*103,538Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe Council reviewed 10,546 applications requesting $22,315,296,647 and 349 Loan Repayment Program Proposals, which were reviewed by initial review groups. The Council also reviewed 26 program initiatives for possible future funding. They provided a second level of peer review of specific laboratories within the Institute's Intramural Program.Access 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 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 organizations and people involved in NIH research and research training. The RePORT website is located at http://report.nih.gov. Due to the complexity of the recommendations made by this committee on policy and programs, staff is unable to determine which recommendations have been fully or partially implemented soley in response to this committee's activities.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 organizations and people involved in NIH research and research training. The RePORT website is located at http://report.nih.gov. Due to the complexity of the recommendations made by this committee on policy and programs, staff is unable to determine which recommendations have been fully or partially implemented soley in response to this committee's activities.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentNA
Agency Feedback Comment*The Council receives updates in regard to status of initiatives and paylines for funding.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 scientists in universities, medical schools, hospitals, and research institutions throughout the country and abroad; helping in 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...; (B)...biomedical and behavioral research and development contracts... The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council provides second level peer review, makes recommendations for support of grants, contract proposals, and cooperative agreements; advises on policy development, program implementation and evaluation; and identifies research needs of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$16,400.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$16,400.00
Payments to Federal Members*$3,930.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$3,930.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$194,219.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$199,268.00
Payments to Consultants*$10,000.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$10,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$26,170.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$26,329.00
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$51,369.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$51,883.00
Total Costs$302,088.00Est. Total Next FY*$307,810.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*1.40Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*1.40
Cost RemarksThree out of the five meetings held in FY 2020 were video conferences therefore overall costs were less than FY 2019 due to the Covid-19 situation. October 29, 2019 and February 11, 2020 were held in person on the NIH Campus, and June 9, August 25, and September 15, 2020 were all video conferenced, as well as the two work group meetings April 28 and September 16, 2020.Est Cost RemarksProjected costs for FY21 reflect anticipated in-person meetings.
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Interest Areas

Category
Area
Health
Health Care
Medicine
Health and Health Research
Hide Section - MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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Hide Section - DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-036563National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council2019
 COM-034771National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council2018
 COM-001949National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council2017
 COM-002222National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council2016
 COM-004013National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council2015
 COM-004384National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council2014
 COM-006219National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council2013
 COM-006728National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council2012
 COM-008299National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council2011
 COM-008911National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council2010
 COM-010273National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council2009
 COM-010853National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council2008
 COM-011895National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council2007
 COM-012547National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council2006
 COM-013991National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council2005
 COM-014790National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council2004
 COM-016038National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council2003
 COM-016567National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council2002
 COM-017884National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council2001
 COM-018493National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council2000
 COM-019844National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council1999
 COM-020302National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council1998
 COM-021680National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council1997