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 NIH Scientific Management Review Board (SMRB). Presentations and
discussions will address optimal approach to assessing the value of
biomedical research supported by NIH.
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 SMRB 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, with attendance limited to
space available. Individuals who plan to attend and need special
assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable
accommodations, should notify the Contact Person listed below in
advance of the meeting.
Name of Committee: Scientific Management Review Board (SMRB).
Date: June 4, 2013.
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Agenda: The meeting topics will include: 1) an update from the
SMRB's Value of Biomedical Research Working Group, and 2)
presentations that explore approaches to studying the value of
biomedical research. Time will be allotted on the agenda for public
comment. Sign up for public comments will begin approximately at
7:30 a.m. on June 4, 2013, and will be restricted to one sign-in per
person. In the event that time does not allow for all those
interested to present oral comments, 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.
Place: National Institutes of Health, Building 1, 3rd Floor,
Wilson Hall, 1 Center Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892.
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-
This notice is being published less than 15 days prior to the
meeting due to scheduling conflicts with the presenters.
The meeting will also be webcast. The draft meeting agenda and
other information about the SMRB, including information about access
to the webcast, will be available at http://smrb.od.nih.gov.
In the interest of security, NIH has instituted stringent
procedures for entrance onto the NIH campus. All visitor vehicles,
including taxis, hotel, and airport shuttles will be inspected
before being allowed on campus. Visitors will be asked to show one
form of identification (for example, a government-issued photo ID,
driver's license, or passport) and to state the purpose of their