Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App), the Director, National Institutes of Health (NIH), announces the establishment of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences Advisory Council (Council) and the Cures Acceleration Network Review Board (Board), in the National Center for Advancing Translation Sciences (NCATS).
The Council will advise, assist, consult with, and make recommendations to the Secretary ofHealth and Human Services (Secretary), the Director, National Institutes of Health (NIH) and theDirector, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS, also referred to asCenter) on matters related to the activities carried out by and through the Center and the policiesrespecting these activities.
The Board will advise, and provide recommendation to, the Director, NCATS, withrespect to (1) policies, programs, and procedures for carrying out the duties of theDirector, NCATS, under section 480 of the PHS Act; and (2) significant barriers tosuccessful translation of basic science into clinical application (including issues under thepurview of other agencies and departments).
Duration of each committee is two years from the date the Charter is filed.