See the Glossary for more terms.
Some links will work for NIAID staff only.
This standard operating procedure (SOP) has internal roles only.
It includes the following sections: Purpose, Procedure, Contacts, and Links.
To prohibit the attendance of contractor staff at closed sessions of NIAID Council meetings, at meetings of scientific review groups and special emphasis panels, and at site visits.
In general, contractors may not attend closed sessions of Council, scientific review group meetings, or site visits. However, they may obtain a waiver under exceptional circumstances.
This regulation enables NIH to ensure confidentiality of trade secrets and other commercial, personal, or sensitive information.
Only federal officials can perform activities the government defines as inherently governmental—see OMB Circular A-76.
Contractors who attend closed meetings must:
Contractors must not:
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Center for Scientific Review, SRO Handbook
Use of Contractors in Support of HSA Functions
NIH Policy Manual Chapter 6315-1, Initiation, Review, Evaluation, and Award of Research and Development Contracts
NIH Policy Manual Chapter 54514, Role of Staff at Peer Review Advisory Committee Meetings and Exchange of Information Among Review, Program and Grants Management Staffs
Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy: Laws and Regulations
Reinvention of the Role of the Extramural Program Scientist at NIH
Scientific Peer Review of Research Grant Applications and Research and Development Contract Projects: Final Rule 42 CFR part 52h
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