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HHS - 977 - National Institute on Aging Special Emphasis Panel - Authorized by Law
Hide Section - GENERAL INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameNational Institute on Aging Special Emphasis PanelAgency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Fiscal Year2020Committee Number977
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 Date7/1/1990Designated Fed Officer Position Title*REVIEW BRANCH CHIEF
Date Of Renewal Charter Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*RAMESH
Exempt From Renewal*YesDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*VEMURI
Establishment Authority*Authorized by LawDesignated Federal Officer SuffixPHD
Specific Establishment Authority*42 U.S.C. 282(b)(16)Designated Federal Officer Phone*(301) 402-7700
Effective Date Of Authority*11/20/1985Designated Federal Officer Fax*301-402-0066
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteExempt: Merit Review PanelDesignated Federal Officer Email*vemuri@nia.nih.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
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, research training applications, and contract proposals concerned with research on all aspects of aging. During this reporting period the committee reviewed 1820 applications requesting $3,438,224,483.00.
How is membership balanced?*Members of the committee are authorities knowledgeable in the fields of basic and clinical biology, immunology, molecular biology, cell biology, nutrition, neurosciences, epidemiology, demography, psychology, and social sciences relevant to the processes of aging and the problems and needs of the aged.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The committee held 79 meetings during this reporting period.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*This committee is composed of recognized biomedical and 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 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. 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 material and personal information, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal property.
Recommendation RemarksReports: This committee did not produce any public reports during the fiscal year.

DFO/Committee Decision Maker: The positions of Committee Decision Maker and DFO are held by the same individual based on delegations of authority and assigned duties in this Institute.

URL: This committee does not maintain a dedicated website.

Occupation/Affiliation: Due to the large 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 the designated federal officer listed in this report.

Please note that Jim Simpkins and James Simpkins are not a duplicate listing. Jim Simpkins is at the University of North Texas Health Science Center and James Simpkins is at West Virginia University.

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/.
Hide Section - PERFORMANCE MEASURES

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 Reviewed1,820
Outcome CommentN/ANumber Of Grants Recommended1,820
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$3,438,224,483.00
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 diseasesGrants Review CommentThe dollar value indicates the total grants funded.
Number Of Recommendations*12,530Access 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*Not ApplicableAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback Comment*NANarrative 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 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 basic and clinical biology, immunology, molecular biology, cell biology, nutrition, neurosciences, epidemiology, demography, psychology, and social sciences relevant to the processes of aging and the problems and needs of the aged.
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$154,900.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$154,900.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$1,628,207.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$1,670,540.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$61,710.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$62,201.00
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$44,846.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$45,295.00
Total Costs$1,889,663.00Est. Total Next FY*$1,932,936.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*9.70Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*9.70
Cost RemarksEst Cost Remarks
Hide Section - Interest Areas

Interest Areas

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

MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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Hide Section - CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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-036632National Institute on Aging Special Emphasis Panel2019
 COM-034845National Institute on Aging Special Emphasis Panel2018
 COM-001893National Institute on Aging Special Emphasis Panel2017
 COM-002260National Institute on Aging Special Emphasis Panel2016
 COM-004142National Institute on Aging Special Emphasis Panel2015
 COM-004528National Institute on Aging Special Emphasis Panel2014
 COM-006213National Institute on Aging Special Emphasis Panel2013
 COM-006907National Institute on Aging Special Emphasis Panel2012
 COM-008257National Institute on Aging Special Emphasis Panel2011
 COM-009103National Institute on Aging Special Emphasis Panel2010
 COM-010092National Institute on Aging Special Emphasis Panel2009
 COM-010993National Institute on Aging Special Emphasis Panel2008
 COM-012205National Institute on Aging Special Emphasis Panel2007
 COM-012506National Institute on Aging Special Emphasis Panel2006
 COM-013992National Institute on Aging Special Emphasis Panel2005
 COM-014496National Institute on Aging Special Emphasis Panel2004
 COM-015935National Institute on Aging Special Emphasis Panel2003
 COM-016411National Institute on Aging Special Emphasis Panel2002
 COM-017656National Institute on Aging Special Emphasis Panel2001
 COM-018466National Institute on Aging Special Emphasis Panel2000
 COM-019595National Institute on Aging Special Emphasis Panel1999
 COM-020670National Institute on Aging Special Emphasis Panel1998
 COM-021393National Institute on Aging Special Emphasis Panel1997