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Scientific Management Review Board



July 6, 2015

11:00am to 1:00pm (Times are approximate and subject to change.)

Teleconference call only (no in-person meeting)

Call in Information

Toll-Free Number: 1– 888-603-9605.

Passcode: 9573616.


At this meeting, the SMRB Working Group on the NIH Grant Review, Award, and Management Process (GRAMP) will report their findings and recommendations on ways to streamline the grant award process, and present the Board with a draft of the Report on this topic. The SMRB members will deliberate the findings and recommendations developed by the Working Group and vote on whether to approve the Report. The full agenda is posted in the Materials section below.

Public Comment

The teleconference will include opportunity for public comment, time allowing. To sign up for public comment, please submit your name and affiliation to the contact person listed below by 5:00 p.m. ET, June 29, 2015. Sign up will be restricted to one sign up per e-mail. In addition, any interested person may file written comments with the committee via e-mail or regular mail. Comments via email should be sent to with “SMRB Public Comment” as the subject line, and comments via regular mail should be sent to 6705 Rockledge Drive, Suite 750, Bethesda, MD 20892, Attention: Sarah Rhodes. Comments should include the name, address, telephone number and, when applicable, the business or professional affiliation of the commenter. Written comments will be provided to SMRB members; those received by 5:00 p.m. ET, June 29, 2015, will be shared with the members prior to the meeting. In the event that time does not allow for all those interested to present oral comments, anyone may file written comments as described.

Contact Person:

Sarah Rhodes

Office of Science Policy

Office of the Director, NIH

National Institutes of Health

6705 Rockledge Drive, Suite 750

Bethesda, MD 20892

(301) 443-5851

Meeting Materials

The below documents are currently being made 508 compliant and will be available shortly. If you need an accessible version please email

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