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HHS - 145 - PubMed Central National Advisory Committee - Authorized by Law


Committee NamePubMed Central National Advisory CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Fiscal Year2018Committee Number145
Original Establishment Date11/20/1985Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date4/16/2018Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*15
Current Charter Date12/8/2017Designated Fed Officer Position Title*DIRECTOR, NCBI
Date Of Renewal Charter Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*JAMES
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameM.
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*OSTELL
Establishment Authority*Authorized by LawDesignated Federal Officer SuffixPHD
Specific Establishment Authority*42 U.S.C. 282(b)(16)Designated Federal Officer Phone*(301) 496-2475
Effective Date Of Authority*11/4/1988Designated Federal Officer Fax*301-480-9241
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Scientific Technical Program Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation Status 
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*PubMed Central is an archive for the full-text of peer reviewed literature in the life sciences, as well as reports that have been screened but not formally peer-reviewed. The Committee was charged to establish criteria to certify groups submitting materials to the system, monitoring the operation of the system, and ensured that PubMed Central evolved and remained responsive to the needs of researchers, publishers, librarians, and the general public.
How is membership balanced?*Members of this Committee were drawn from expert scientists, life sciences publishers, members of learned societies, medical library and information specialists, and the general public.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The PubMed Central committee did not meet in FY 2018, and will not have any future meetings.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*Since the mission of the NIH is to conduct and support medical research and to disseminate the results of that research widely to the public and the scientific community, it made use of electronic publishing technology to fulfill this role by maintaining PubMed Central. This Web-based repository archives, organizes, and distributes peer-reviewed reports from journals in the life sciences. The recommendations of the committee could not be obtained from other sources because of the nature of the issues which requires a specialized balance and breadth of expertise not available from the NIH Staff or from other established sources.
Why close or partially close meetings?N/A
Recommendation RemarksThis committee did not meet in FY 2018. This committee has been terminated April 16, 2018 as it has become obsolete and is no longer necessary. Current FY staff support was included as some time was spent in closing out the committee.

The Committee Decision Maker and Designated Federal Official are the same individual based on assigned duties within the National Library of Medicine.


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 ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryNoAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentThe committee did not meet in FY 2018.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentN/ANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentThe committee did not meet in FY 2018.Grants Review CommentN/A
Number Of Recommendations*7Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe committee had no recommendations in FY 2018 as the committee did not meet. Number of total recommendations remain the same at 7.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentThe Committee did not meet in FY 2018.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentThe Committee did not meet in FY 2018.Access OtherYes
Agency Feedback*NoAccess CommentContact the National Library of Medicine Committee Management Office.
Agency Feedback Comment*The committee did not meet in FY 2018. In previous years, as part of the reports to the PubMed Central National Advisory Committee, the Scientific Director and/or the Director, National Library of Medicine presented appropriate remarks regarding actions taken to implement guidance or recommendations from previous meetings. In addition, during each meeting the committee was provided with a written progress report on the latest PMC developments, including any alterations in the program objectives and directions, as well as a summary of issues requiring further discussion and Committee action.Narrative Description*The PubMed Central National Advisory Committee provided independent advice on the content and operation of PubMed Central (PMC) and was largely responsible for establishing criteria for groups submitting material to the system and ensured that PMC remained responsive to the needs of researchers, publishers, librarians, and the general public. Members of the Committee were from the biomedical and information communities as well as the general public. The Committee had been highly successful in meeting its mission of ensuring that PMC is responsive to the needs of its user community.
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Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$6,110.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
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$0.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$6,110.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.01Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
Cost RemarksEst Cost Remarks
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Interest Areas

Computer Technology
Information Technology
Medical Education
Health and Health Research


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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-001657PubMed Central National Advisory Committee2017
 COM-002379PubMed Central National Advisory Committee2016
 COM-004118PubMed Central National Advisory Committee2015
 COM-004425PubMed Central National Advisory Committee2014
 COM-005878PubMed Central National Advisory Committee2013
 COM-006632PubMed Central National Advisory Committee2012
 COM-008184PubMed Central National Advisory Committee2011
 COM-008686PubMed Central National Advisory Committee2010
 COM-010292PubMed Central National Advisory Committee2009
 COM-010732PubMed Central National Advisory Committee2008
 COM-011892PubMed Central National Advisory Committee2007
 COM-012878PubMed Central National Advisory Committee2006
 COM-014033PubMed Central National Advisory Committee2005
 COM-014455PubMed Central National Advisory Committee2004
 COM-015953PubMed Central National Advisory Committee2003
 COM-016562PubMed Central National Advisory Committee2002
 COM-017870PubMed Central National Advisory Committee2001
 COM-018535PubMed Central National Advisory Committee2000
 COM-019875Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine1999
 COM-020466Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine1998
 COM-021697Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine1997