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 NIH
Scientific Management Review Board (SMRB). Presentations and
discussions will address programs and activities to engage pre-college
students in biomedical science as well as the NIH peer review and award
The NIH Reform Act of 2006 (Public Law 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: May 7, 2014.
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Agenda: Presentations and discussions at the May 7 SMRB meeting
will focus on two recent SMRB charges: 1) Recommend ways for NIH to
cultivate sustained interest in biomedical science among students
from pre-kindergarten through high school in order to contribute to
a healthy biomedical workforce pipeline, and 2) recommend ways for
NIH to further optimize the process of reviewing and awarding
grants. Time will be allotted on the agenda for public comment. Sign
up for public comments will begin approximately at 8:00 a.m. on May
7, 2014, 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 35, 1th Floor,
Porter Seminar Room, 9000 Rockville Pike, 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 meeting is being published less than 15 days prior to the
meeting due to scheduling conflicts of the members.
The meeting will 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