42 U.S. Code § 288b - Studies respecting biomedical and behavioral research personnel
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(a) Scope of undertaking
The Secretary shall, in accordance with subsection (b) of this section, arrange for the conduct of a continuing study to—
(B) the subject areas in which such personnel are needed and the number of such personnel needed in each such area, and
(A) current training programs available for the training of biomedical and behavioral research personnel which are conducted under this chapter, at or through national research institutes under the National Institutes of Health, and
(3) identify the kinds of research positions available to and held by individuals completing such programs;
(4) determine, to the extent feasible, whether the programs referred to in clause (B) of paragraph (2) would be adequate to meet the needs established under paragraph (1) if the programs referred to in clause (A) of paragraph (2) were terminated; and
(b) Arrangement with National Academy of Sciences or other nonprofit private groups or associations
(1) The Secretary shall request the National Academy of Sciences to conduct the study required by subsection (a) of this section under an arrangement under which the actual expenses incurred by such Academy in conducting such study will be paid by the Secretary. If the National Academy of Sciences is willing to do so, the Secretary shall enter into such an arrangement with such Academy for the conduct of such study.
(2) If the National Academy of Sciences is unwilling to conduct such study under such an arrangement, then the Secretary shall enter into a similar arrangement with other appropriate nonprofit private groups or associations under which such groups or associations will conduct such study and prepare and submit the reports thereon as provided in subsection (c) of this section. 
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Source(July 1, 1944, ch. 373, title IV, § 489, as added Pub. L. 99–158, § 2,Nov. 20, 1985, 99 Stat. 872; amended Pub. L. 102–321, title I, § 163(b)(5),July 10, 1992, 106 Stat. 376.)
References in Text
Subsection (c), referred to in subsec. (b)(2), was omitted from the Code. See Codification note below.
Subsec. (c) of this section, which required the Secretary to submit a report on results of the study required under subsec. (a) of this section to certain committees of Congress at least once every four years, terminated, effective May 15, 2000, pursuant to section 3003 ofPub. L. 104–66, as amended, set out as a note under section 1113 of Title 31, Money and Finance. See, also, page 96 of House Document No. 103–7.
1992—Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 102–321struck out “and institutes under the Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration” after “National Institutes of Health”.
Effective Date of 1992 Amendment