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HHS - 894 - Health Services Research Initial Review Group - Statutory (Congress Created)
Hide Section - GENERAL INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameHealth Services Research Initial Review GroupAgency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Fiscal Year2020Committee Number894
Original Establishment Date12/19/1989Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URL 
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*125
Current Charter Date6/15/1990Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Director, Office of Research Review, Education, and Policy, AHRQ
Date Of Renewal Charter Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Francis
Exempt From Renewal*YesDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Chesley
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer SuffixMD
Specific Establishment Authority*42 U.S.C. 299c-1 Section 922 of PHS ActDesignated Federal Officer Phone*(301) 427-1521
Effective Date Of Authority*12/19/1989Designated Federal Officer Fax*(301) 427-1562
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*francis.chesley@ahrq.hhs.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Grant Review Committee
Hide Section - RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*This Committee reviews research grant applications for scientific and technical merit. Its recommendations are advisory to the Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and to the appropriate advisory councils.
How is membership balanced?*Membership includes physicians and non-physicians--the latter representing the fields of psychology, sociology, nursing, dentistry, biostatistics, economics, operations research, hospital administration, survey research and measurements, children care, health status, and policy analysis. Special interests of the physicians include primary care, neonatal care, epidemiology, pediatrics, quality assurance, health promotion, and ethics. These professionals, specialties, disciplines, and interests are representative of those involved in the research grant applications reviewed.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*This committee consists of five study sections and they meet three times a year in keeping with the practice of Public Health Service study sections to review research grant applications. The meetings are scheduled a full year in advance, are coordinated with three deadlines for submission of applications and are essential to the continuation of AHRQ's extramural program in health services research.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*By Law, a panel of non-Federal experts must review for scientific merit grant applications exceeding $50,000 in direct cost. The Health Services Research Initial Review Group (IRG) is the non-Federal panel with the most appropriate mix of expertise for the review of applications proposing research in the delivery and financing of health care activities. While primarily reviewing applications assigned to the AHRQ, the IRG committee also reviews those applications assigned to other PHS agencies, especially the National Institutes of Health, when they expertise is required of the kind represented on the committee.
Why close or partially close meetings?Portions of the meetings involve review, discussion, and evaluation of individual grant applications. These applications and the discussions of them are likely to reveal personal information concerning individuals associated with the applications.
Recommendation RemarksNo reports are required for this committee.
Hide Section - PERFORMANCE MEASURES

PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction 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 CommentNA
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*Yes
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed763
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended82
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$24,111,507.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*0Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*No
Number Of Recommendations CommentNAAccess Agency WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentNAAccess GSA FACA WebsiteNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNAAccess OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback Comment*The Agency provides feedback at review meetings and through their minutes.Narrative Description*The Agency offers grant funding to support projects that carry out its mission and strategic plan. The grant applications for funding are evaluated by the committee which assembles the appropriate scientific and technical expertise needed to render judgments about the relative merit of submitted applications. The Committee's judgments are articulated in written form and passed to the Agency decision-makers for determining which applications are to be funded.
Hide Section - COSTS

COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$98,800.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$100,000.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$670,430.25Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$800,000.00
Payments to Consultants*$1,527.40Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$1,200.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$174,018.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$87,009.00
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$94,633.79Est. Other Costs Next FY*$43,000.00
Total Costs$1,039,409.44Est. Total Next FY*$1,031,209.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*3.00Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*5.00
Cost RemarksDue to COVID-19, the amounts mentioned above varied.Est Cost RemarksDue to COVID-19, the amounts mentioned above may also vary in FY 2021.
Hide Section - Interest Areas

Interest Areas

Category
Area
Health
Health Care
Hospitals
Medical Education
Medical Practitioners
Public Health
Safety
Treatment
Aging
Medicine
Diseases
Health and Health Research
Illnesses
Medicine and Dentistry
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-036455Health Services Research Initial Review Group2019
 COM-034654Health Services Research Initial Review Group2018
 COM-001867Health Services Research Initial Review Group2017
 COM-002388Health Services Research Initial Review Group2016
 COM-003792Health Services Research Initial Review Group2015
 COM-004546Health Services Research Initial Review Group2014
 COM-006108Health Services Research Initial Review Group2013
 COM-006538Health Services Research Initial Review Group2012
 COM-008360Health Services Research Initial Review Group2011
 COM-008765Health Services Research Initial Review Group2010
 COM-010032Health Services Research Initial Review Group2009
 COM-010726Health Services Research Initial Review Group2008
 COM-012146Health Services Research Initial Review Group2007
 COM-012609Health Services Research Initial Review Group2006
 COM-013785Health Services Research Initial Review Group2005
 COM-014556Health Services Research Initial Review Group2004
 COM-015923Health Services Research Initial Review Group2003
 COM-016449Health Services Research Initial Review Group2002
 COM-017627Health Services Research Initial Review Group2001
 COM-018519Health Services Research Initial Review Group2000
 COM-019584Health Services Research Initial Review Group1999
 COM-020641Health Services Research Initial Review Group1998
 COM-021413Health Services Research Initial Review Group1997