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 of 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: September 18, 2013.
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Agenda: This meeting will focus on the deliberations and
preliminary findings of the SMRB's Value of Biomedical Research
Working Group. Further information regarding this meeting, including
the agenda, will be available at http://smrb.od.nih.gov. Time will
be allotted on the agenda for public comment. To sign up for public
comment, please submit your name and affiliation to the Contact
Person listed below by September 17, 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 with the committee through the Contact Person
listed below. The statement should include the name, address,
telephone number, and when applicable, the business or professional
affiliation of the interested person.
The toll-free number to participate in the teleconference is
800-369-1872. Indicate to the conference operator that your
Participant pass code is "SMRB.'' The draft meeting agenda, meeting
materials, and other information about the SMRB, will be available
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-