Pursuant to section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as
amended (5 U.S.C. App.), notice is hereby given of a meeting hosted by
the Scientific Management Review Board.
The NIH Reform Act of 2006 (Pub. L. 109-482) provides
organizational authorities to HHS and NIH officials to: (1) Establish
or abolish national research institutes; (2) reorganize the offices
within the Office of the Director, NIH including adding, removing, or
transferring the functions of such offices or establishing or
terminating such offices; and (3) reorganize divisions, centers, or
other administrative units within an NIH national research institute or
national center including adding, removing, or transferring the
functions of such units, or establishing or terminating such units. The
purpose of the Scientific Management Review Board (also referred to as
SMRB or Board) is to advise appropriate HHS and NIH officials on the
use of these organizational authorities and identify the reasons
underlying the recommendations.
The meeting will be open to the public through teleconference at
the number listed below.
- Name of Committee: Scientific Management Review Board.
- Date: March 19, 2013.
- Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Agenda: The meeting will focus on the findings and
recommendations of the SBIR/STTR Working Group. The full Board will
review and vote on the draft report from the Working Group. Time
will be allotted on the agenda for public comment. Further
information for this meeting, including the agenda, will be
available at http://smrb.od.nih.gov. To sign up for public comment,
please submit your name and affiliation to the contact person listed
below by March 18, 2013. Sign up will be restricted to one sign up
per email. In the event that time does not allow for all those
interested to present oral comments, anyone may file written
comments using the contact person address below.
The toll-free number to participate in the teleconference is
877-891-6972. Indicate to the conference operator that your
Participant pass code is "NIH''.
Place: National Institutes of Health, Office of the Director,
NIH, Office of Science Policy, 6705 Rockledge Drive, Suite 750,
Bethesda, MD 20892, (Telephone Conference Call).
Contact Person: Juanita Marner, Office of Science Policy, Office
of the Director, NIH, National Institutes of Health, 6705 Rockledge
Drive, Suite 750, Bethesda, MD 20892, firstname.lastname@example.org, (301) 435-
Any interested person may file written comments with the
committee by forwarding the statement to the Contact Person listed
on this notice. The statement should include the name, address,
telephone number and when applicable, the business or professional
affiliation of the interested person. The draft meeting agenda,
meeting materials, dial-in information, and other information about
the SMRB, will be available at http://smrb.od.nih.gov.