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HHS - 1960 - National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research Special Emphasis Panel - Authorized by Law
Hide Section - GENERAL INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameNational Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research Special Emphasis PanelAgency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Fiscal Year2020Committee Number1960
Original Establishment Date9/30/1994Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttp://www.nidcr.nih.gov/AboutUs/Councils/SEP/
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*Unlimited
Current Charter Date9/30/1994Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Chief, Scientific Review Branch
Date Of Renewal Charter Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*YASAMAN
Exempt From Renewal*YesDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*SHIRAZI
Establishment Authority*Authorized by LawDesignated Federal Officer SuffixPHD
Specific Establishment Authority*42 USC 282(b)(16)Designated Federal Officer Phone*(301) 594-4812
Effective Date Of Authority*11/20/1985Designated Federal Officer Fax*301-594-2372
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteExempt: Merit Review PanelDesignated Federal Officer Email*yasaman.shirazi@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 (and/or contract proposals) in the fields of oral health research and prevention. 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 201 applications requesting $249,031,889.00 in support.
How is membership balanced?*This 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 or contract proposals 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 or contracts requiring review.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research Special Emphasis Panel held 16 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?*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 cannot be obtained from other sources because the specialized, complex nature of the applications and proposals requires unique balance and breadth of expertise not available from the NIH staff or from other established sources.
Why close or partially close meetings?The meetings of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research Special Emphasis Panel were closed to the public for the review of grant applications and/or contract proposals. 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 RemarksThe DFO and committee decision maker are the same person, the NIDCR Chief of Review based on the assignment of responsibilities in this Institute.

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

Due to the larger 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.
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 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 Reviewed201
Outcome CommentGrant Application ReviewNumber Of Grants Recommended201
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$249,031,889.00
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*4,481Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer* 
Number Of Recommendations CommentGrant ReviewAccess Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% 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 OtherYes
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentIC Committee Management Officer, 240-669-5201
Agency Feedback Comment*Minutes are provided for each meeting.Narrative Description*The goal of NIH researh 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*$40,500.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$40,500.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$784,455.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$790,394.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$31,432.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$31,875.00
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$7,103.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$7,245.00
Total Costs$863,490.00Est. Total Next FY*$870,014.00
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
Hide Section - Interest Areas

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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Hide Section - DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-036636National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research Special Emphasis Panel2019
 COM-034849National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research Special Emphasis Panel2018
 COM-001652National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research Special Emphasis Panel2017
 COM-002572National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research Special Emphasis Panel2016
 COM-004110National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research Special Emphasis Panel2015
 COM-004514National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research Special Emphasis Panel2014
 COM-005945National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research Special Emphasis Panel2013
 COM-006918National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research Special Emphasis Panel2012
 COM-007960National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research Special Emphasis Panel2011
 COM-008666National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research Special Emphasis Panel2010
 COM-010024National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research Special Emphasis Panel2009
 COM-010641National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research Special Emphasis Panel2008
 COM-011893National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research Special Emphasis Panel2007
 COM-012562National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research Special Emphasis Panel2006
 COM-013932National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research Special Emphasis Panel2005
 COM-014711National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research Special Emphasis Panel2004
 COM-015906National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research Special Emphasis Panel2003
 COM-016445National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research Special Emphasis Panel2002
 COM-017784National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research Special Emphasis Panel2001
 COM-018484National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research Special Emphasis Panel2000
 COM-019550National Institute of Dental Research Special Emphasis Panel1999
 COM-020303National Institute of Dental Research Special Emphasis Panel1998
 COM-021769National Institute of Dental Research Special Emphasis Panel1997