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Request for Nominations for Voting Members on a Public Advisory Committee; Science Board to the Food and Drug Administration

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Food and Drug Administration, HHS.




The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requesting nominations for members to serve on the Science Board to the Food and Drug Administration, Office of the Commissioner, Office of the Chief Scientist. FDA seeks to include the views of women and men, members of all racial and ethnic groups, and individuals with and without disabilities on its advisory committees and, therefore, encourages nominations of appropriately qualified candidates from these groups.


Nominations received on or before March 24, 2015 will be given first consideration for membership on the Science Board to the Food and Drug Administration. Nominations received after March 24, 2015 will be considered for nomination to the committee as later vacancies occur.


All nominations for membership should be sent electronically by logging into the FDA Advisory Nomination Portal:​scripts/​FACTRSPortal/​FACTRS/​index.cfm or by mail to Advisory Committee Oversight and Management Staff, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 32, Rm. 5103, Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002.

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Regarding all nomination questions for membership, the primary contact is: Martha Monser, Office of the Chief Scientist, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 1, Rm. 3309, Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002, 301-796-4627,

Information about becoming a member on an FDA advisory committee can also be obtained by visiting FDA's Web site by using the following link:​AdvisoryCommittees/​default.htm.

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FDA is requesting nomination for voting members on the Science Board to the Food and Drug Administration.

I. General Description of the Committee Duties

The Science Board shall provide advice to the Commissioner and other appropriate officials on specific complex scientific and technical issues important to FDA and its mission, including emerging issues within the scientific community. Additionally, the Science Board will provide advice that supports the Agency in keeping pace with technical and scientific developments, including in regulatory science, provide input into the Agency's research agenda, and on upgrading its scientific and research facilities and training opportunities. It will also provide, where requested, expert review of Agency sponsored intramural and extramural scientific research programs.

II. Criteria for Voting Members

The committee consists of a core of 21 voting members including the chair and a co-chair. Members, the chair and the co-chair are selected by the Commissioner or designee from among authorities knowledgeable in the fields of: Food science, safety, and nutrition; chemistry, pharmacology, translational and clinical medicine and research, toxicology, biostatistics, medical devices, imaging, robotics, cell and tissue based products, regenerative medicine, public health and epidemiology, international health and regulation, product safety, product manufacturing sciences and quality; and other scientific areas relevant to FDA regulated products such as systems biology, informatics, nanotechnology, and combination products. Almost all non-Federal members of this committee serve as Special Government Employees. Members will be invited to serve for terms of up to 4 years.

III. Nomination Procedures

Any interested person may nominate one or more qualified individuals for membership on the advisory committee. Self-nominations are also accepted. Nominations must include a current, complete resume or curriculum vitae for each nominee, including current business address and/or home address, telephone number, and email address if available. Nominations must also specify the advisory committee for which the nominee recommended. Nominations must also acknowledge that the nominee is aware of the nomination unless self-nominated. FDA will ask potential candidates to provide detailed information concerning such matters related to financial holdings, employment, and research grants and/or contracts to permit evaluation of possible sources of conflicts of interest.

This notice is issued under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. app. 2) and 21 CFR part 14, relating to advisory committees.

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Dated: January 15, 2015.

Leslie Kux,

Associate Commissioner for Policy.

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[FR Doc. 2015-01114 Filed 1-22-15; 8:45 am]