42 U.S. Code § 283 - Biennial reports of Director of NIH
(a) In general
The Director of NIH shall submit to the Congress on a biennial basis a report in accordance with this section. The first report shall be submitted not later than 1 year after January 15, 2007. Each such report shall include the following information:
(2) A description of the activities conducted or supported by the agencies of the National Institutes of Health and policies respecting the programs of such agencies.
(3) Classification and justification for the priorities established by the agencies, including a strategic plan and recommendations for future research initiatives to be carried out under section 282 (b)(7) of this title through the Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives.
(4) A catalog of all the research activities of the agencies, prepared in accordance with the following:
(A) The catalog shall, for each such activity—
(ii) state whether the activity was carried out directly by the agencies or was supported by the agencies and describe to what extent the agency was involved; and
(B) In the case of clinical research, the catalog shall, as appropriate, identify study populations by demographic variables and other variables that contribute to research on minority health and health disparities.
(C) Research activities listed in the catalog shall include, where applicable, the following:
(iv) Training activities, including—
(II) graduate medical education programs, including information on the number and type of graduate degrees awarded during the period in which the programs received funding under this subchapter;
(III) investigator-initiated awards for postdoctoral training and postdoctoral training funded through research grants;
(v) Clinical trials, including a breakdown of participation by study populations and demographic variables and such other information as may be necessary to demonstrate compliance with section 289a–2 of this title (regarding inclusion of women and minorities in clinical research).
(5) A summary of the research activities throughout the agencies, which summary shall be organized by the following categories, where applicable:
(6) A review of each entity receiving funding under this subchapter in its capacity as a center of excellence (in this paragraph referred to as a “center of excellence”), including the following:
(C) Recommendations for improving the effectiveness, efficiency, and outcomes of the centers of excellence.
(b) Requirement regarding disease-specific research activities
In a report under subsection (a), the Director of NIH, when reporting on research activities relating to a specific disease, disorder, or other adverse health condition, shall—
(3) include a plan for research on the specific disease, disorder, or other adverse health condition, including a statement of objectives regarding the research, the means for achieving the objectives, a date by which the objectives are expected to be achieved, and justifications for revisions to the plan.
(c) Additional reports
In addition to reports required by subsections (a) and (b), the Director of NIH or the head of a national research institute or national center may submit to the Congress such additional reports as the Director or the head of such institute or center determines to be appropriate.
Source(July 1, 1944, ch. 373, title IV, § 403, as added Pub. L. 109–482, title I, § 104(a)(3),Jan. 15, 2007, 120 Stat. 3689; amended Pub. L. 110–85, title XI, § 1104(3),Sept. 27, 2007, 121 Stat. 975.)
A prior section 283, act July 1, 1944, ch. 373, title IV, § 403, as added Pub. L. 99–158, § 2,Nov. 20, 1985, 99 Stat. 826; amended Pub. L. 100–607, title I, § 112,Nov. 4, 1988, 102 Stat. 3052, required a biennial report by the Director to the President and Congress, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 109–482, title I, § 104(a)(3),Jan. 15, 2007, 120 Stat. 3689.
2007—Subsec. (a)(4)(C)(iv)(III). Pub. L. 110–85inserted “and postdoctoral training funded through research grants” before semicolon at end.