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HHS - 2084 - National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Special Emphasis Panel - Authorized by Law
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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameNational Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Special Emphasis PanelAgency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Fiscal Year2020Committee Number2084
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, Scientific Review Branch
Date Of Renewal Charter Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Kathy
Exempt From Renewal*YesDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Salaita
Establishment Authority*Authorized by LawDesignated Federal Officer SuffixSc.D.
Specific Establishment Authority*42 U.S.C. 282(b)(16)Designated Federal Officer Phone*301-594-5033
Effective Date Of Authority*11/20/1985Designated Federal Officer Fax*301-402-2406
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteExempt: Merit Review PanelDesignated Federal Officer Email*kathy.salaita@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?*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/or contract proposals in the fields of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases, including sports-related disorders. Operation of this committee is accomplished using a fluid membership, with members designated to serve for individual meetings rather than formally appointed for fixed terms of service. During this reporting period, the committee reviewed 132 applications requesting $119,589,998 in direct costs. Other committee activities include the review of 67 Loan Repayment Applications
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, contract proposals, or concepts for a specific, perhaps narrow, expertise area. Participants for each meeting are assembled to most efficiently and effectively cover the number and breadth of applications, contracts, or concepts requiring review.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The panel held 13 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?*The 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 of expertise not available to the NIH staff or from other established sources.
Why close or partially close meetings?Meetings of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Special Emphasis Panel were closed to the public for the review of grant applications and contract proposals. Sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6) of the Government in 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 RemarksWebsite: This committee does not have a website.

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

The DFO and the Committee Decision Maker positions are held by the same individual based on assigned duties within the Institute.

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 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 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 CommentThis committee provides the first level merit review of highly scientific and technical research grant applications.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*Yes
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed132
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended132
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$119,589,998.00
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*5,961Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations Comment132 Grant reviews and 67 Loan Repayment ApplicationsAccess 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 CommentNA
Agency Feedback Comment*Results of Peer Review Committees are highly confidential and no feedback is warranted.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 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...
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$27,400.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$27,400.00
Payments to Federal Members* Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY* 
Payments to Federal Staff*$916,496.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$940,323.00
Payments to Consultants* Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY* 
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$59,035.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members* Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members* 
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff* Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY* 
Travel Reimb. For Consultants* Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY* 
Other Costs$7,458.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$3,012.00
Total Costs$1,010,389.00Est. Total Next FY*$970,735.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*5.20Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*5.20
Cost RemarksDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, FY2020 meetings held after March 12, 2020 were virtual only, which reduced committee operating costs. If face to face meetings resume, committee costs for FY2021 may be higher.Est Cost Remarks
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Interest Areas

Category
Area
Health
Health Care
Medicine
Health and Health Research
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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-036435National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Special Emphasis Panel2019
 COM-034641National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Special Emphasis Panel2018
 COM-001911National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Special Emphasis Panel2017
 COM-002377National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Special Emphasis Panel2016
 COM-004055National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Special Emphasis Panel2015
 COM-004495National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Special Emphasis Panel2014
 COM-006204National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Special Emphasis Panel2013
 COM-006915National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Special Emphasis Panel2012
 COM-008415National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Special Emphasis Panel2011
 COM-008747National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Special Emphasis Panel2010
 COM-010041National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Special Emphasis Panel2009
 COM-010669National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Special Emphasis Panel2008
 COM-012164National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Special Emphasis Panel2007
 COM-012505National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Special Emphasis Panel2006
 COM-013806National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Special Emphasis Panel2005
 COM-014411National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Special Emphasis Panel2004
 COM-015682National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Special Emphasis Panel2003
 COM-016801National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Special Emphasis Panel2002
 COM-017886National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Special Emphasis Panel2001
 COM-018449National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Special Emphasis Panel2000
 COM-019816National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Special Emphasis Panel1999
 COM-020413National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Special Emphasis Panel1998
 COM-021600National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Special Emphasis Panel1997