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HHS - 1873 - Biological Chemistry and Macromolecular Biophysics Integrated Review Group - Authorized by Law
Hide Section - GENERAL INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameBiological Chemistry and Macromolecular Biophysics Integrated Review GroupAgency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Fiscal Year2020Committee Number1873
Original Establishment Date1/3/1994Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttp://public.csr.nih.gov/StudySections/Integra...
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*Unlimited
Current Charter Date1/3/1994Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Chief, Biological Chemistry and Macromolecular Biophysics IRG
Date Of Renewal Charter Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Mack
Exempt From Renewal*YesDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*James
Establishment Authority*Authorized by LawDesignated Federal Officer SuffixPHD
Specific Establishment Authority*42 U.S.C. 282 (b)(16)Designated Federal Officer Phone*(301) 435-2037
Effective Date Of Authority*11/20/1985Designated Federal Officer Fax*(301) 480-2327
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteExempt: Merit Review PanelDesignated Federal Officer Email*james.mack@nih.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Grant Review Committee
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 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 biophysical and chemical sciences.During this reporting period the committee reviewed 1,275 applications requesting $1,507,080,023.
How is membership balanced?*The members of this committee are authorities knowledgeable in the fields of biophysics and chemistry.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The committee held 21 meetings during this reporting period.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*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 contract proposals. These evaluations and recommendations can not 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 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 RemarksThis committee did not produce any public reports during the fiscal year.

Due to the assignment of responsibilities within the Center, the roles of committee designated federal officer and committee decision maker are filled by the same individual.

Drs. Deborah Kelly, John Hartwig, Paul Thompson and Cynthia Wolberger's roles changed to chairperson during the fiscal year.

The following members’ terms ended early: Drs. Rebecca Page, Jonathan Sessler and Ben Shen.

Dr. Timothy Lohman was reappointed for an additional year.

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.

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/.
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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 initial peer review by this committee 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 the initial peer review for scientific and technical merit and a second step of review and approval by a National Advisory Council for 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 Reviewed1,275
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended1,275
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$1,507,080,023.00
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 CommentGrant Review
Number Of Recommendations*25,789Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentGrant ReviewsAccess Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentThe mission of the Center for Scientific Review is to provide the funding Institutes and Centers of NIH with the scientific and technical merit of research grant applications submitted to the NIH. It is these Institutes or Centers and their advisory councils that make funding decisions.NIH 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 funded.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentThe mission of the Center for Scientific Review is to provide the funding Institutes and Centers of NIH with the scientific and technical merit of research grant applications submitted to the NIH. It is these Institutes or Centers and their advisory councils that make funding decisions. NIH 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 funded.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback Comment*Institute Program Staff provides the committee with data pertaining to funding actions taken.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*$160,900.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$160,900.00
Payments to Federal Members*$1,964.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$1,964.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$947,856.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$972,499.00
Payments to Consultants* Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY* 
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$244,987.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$247,066.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members* Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members* 
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$3,315.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$3,343.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants* Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY* 
Other Costs$287,083.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$289,956.00
Total Costs$1,646,105.00Est. Total Next FY*$1,675,728.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*5.50Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*5.50
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.

Daily salary costs have been estimated for the DHHS Federal member of this committee. The dollar figure represents a portion of his annual salary. No funds have been transferred between the committee and the agency. No additional funds are paid to DHHS Federal employees due to membership of this committee.
Est Cost Remarks
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Interest Areas

Category
Area
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-036600Biological Chemistry and Macromolecular Biophysics Integrated Review Group2019
 COM-034804Biological Chemistry and Macromolecular Biophysics Integrated Review Group2018
 COM-001748Biological Chemistry and Macromolecular Biophysics Integrated Review Group2017
 COM-002614Biological Chemistry and Macromolecular Biophysics Integrated Review Group2016
 COM-004063Biological Chemistry and Macromolecular Biophysics Integrated Review Group2015
 COM-004368Biological Chemistry and Macromolecular Biophysics Integrated Review Group2014
 COM-005843Biological Chemistry and Macromolecular Biophysics Integrated Review Group2013
 COM-006484Biological Chemistry and Macromolecular Biophysics Integrated Review Group2012
 COM-008316Biological Chemistry and Macromolecular Biophysics Integrated Review Group2011
 COM-008792Biological Chemistry and Macromolecular Biophysics Integrated Review Group2010
 COM-010426Biological Chemistry and Macromolecular Biophysics Integrated Review Group2009
 COM-010747Biological Chemistry and Macromolecular Biophysics Integrated Review Group2008
 COM-011971Biological Chemistry and Macromolecular Biophysics Integrated Review Group2007
 COM-012640Biological Chemistry and Macromolecular Biophysics Integrated Review Group2006
 COM-013928Biological Chemistry and Macromolecular Biophysics Integrated Review Group2005
 COM-014720Biological Chemistry and Macromolecular Biophysics Integrated Review Group2004
 COM-015985Biophysical and Chemical Sciences Integrated Review Group2003
 COM-016414Biophysical and Chemical Sciences Integrated Review Group2002
 COM-017875Biophysical and Chemical Sciences Integrated Review Group2001
 COM-018485Biophysical and Chemical Sciences Integrated Review Group2000
 COM-019685Biophysical and Chemical Sciences Initial Review Group1999
 COM-020640Biophysical and Chemical Sciences Initial Review Group1998
 COM-021720Biophysical and Chemical Sciences Initial Review Group1997