In determining whether to award a grant to an applicant under the Shared Instrumentation Grant Program, the Director of NIH, acting through the Office of the Director of NIH, shall consider—
(1)the extent to which an award for the specific instrument involved would meet the scientific needs and enhance the planned research endeavors of the major users by providing an instrument that is unavailable or to which availability is highly limited;
(2)with respect to the instrument involved, the availability and commitment of the appropriate technical expertise within the major user group or the applicant institution for use of the instrumentation;
(3)the adequacy of the organizational plan for the use of the instrument involved and the internal advisory committee for oversight of the applicant, including sharing arrangements if any;
(4)the applicant’s commitment for continued support of the utilization and maintenance of the instrument; and
(5)the extent to which the specified instrument will be shared and the benefit of the proposed instrument to the overall research community to be served.
(b) Peer review
In awarding grants under the program described in subsection (a), the Director of NIH, acting through the Office of the Director of NIH, shall comply with the peer review requirements in section
289a of this title.
Section was formerly set out as a note under section
287 of this title, prior to renumbering by Pub. L. 112–74.
2011—Pub. L. 112–74, § 221(b)(4)(B)(iii), substituted “Director of NIH, acting through the Office of the Director of NIH,” for “Director of the National Center for Research Resources” in subsecs. (a) and (b).
Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 112–74, § 221(b)(4)(B)(ii), substituted “under the Shared Instrumentation Grant Program” for “under the program described in subsection (a)” in introductory provisions.
Pub. L. 112–74, § 221(b)(4)(B)(i), redesignatedsubsec. (b) as (a) and struck out former subsec. (a). Prior to amendment, text of subsec. (a) read as follows: “There is authorized to be appropriated $100,000,000 for fiscal year 2000, and such sums as may be necessary for each subsequent fiscal year, to enable the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director of the National Center for Research Resources, to provide for the continued operation of the Shared Instrumentation Grant Program (initiated in fiscal year 1992 under the authority of section
287 of this title).”
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 112–74, § 221(b)(4)(B)(iv), substituted “in subsection (a), the” for “in subsection (a)” and made technical amendment to reference in original act which appears in text as reference to section
289a of this title.
Pub. L. 112–74, § 221(b)(4)(B)(i), redesignatedsubsec. (c) as (b). Former subsec. (b) redesignated (a).
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 112–74, § 221(b)(4)(B)(i), redesignatedsubsec. (c) as (b).
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