Pursuant to section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as
amended (5 U.S.C. App.), notice is hereby given of a stakeholder
meeting hosted by the NIH Scientific Management Review Board (SMRB).
The SMRB's Working Group on Approaches to Assess the Value of
Biomedical Research Supported by NIH will present their findings and
conclusions regarding optimal approaches to assessing the value of
biomedical research supported by the 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: December 18, 2013.
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (EST).
Agenda: The teleconference will focus on the findings and
recommendations of the Working Group on Approaches to Assess the
Value of Biomedical Research Supported by NIH. The full Board will
review and vote on the draft report from the Working Group. SMRB
members will also be presented with a new charge regarding science,
technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. 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 December 17, 2013. Sign-up will be restricted
to one sign-up 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
The toll-free number to participate in the teleconference is
800-369-1872, and the passcode will be 7887272.
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-
The draft meeting agenda and other information about the SMRB
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