[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 235 (Thursday, December 8, 2005)]
[Page 73015]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-23797]



National Institutes of Health

Notice of Establishment

    Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 
U.S.C. Appendix 2), the Director, National Institutes of Health (NIH), 
announces the establishment of the Board of Scientific Counselors, 
National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of 
Medicine (Board).
    The Board shall advise the Director, NIH; the Deputy Director for 
Intramural Research, NIH; the Director, National Library of Medicine 
(NLM); and the Director, National Center for Biotechnology Information 
(NCBI), concerning the intramural research and development programs of 
the NCBI, NLM through regularly scheduled visits to the NLM for 
assessment of the research and development programs in progress at the 
NCBI, assessments of proposed programs and evaluation of the 
productivity and performance of staff scientists.
    The Board shall consist of 8 members, including the Chair, 
appointed by the Director, NIH, from authorities knowledgeable in the 
fields of health sciences, computer sciences, information sciences, 
information technology, library science, behavioral sciences, social 
sciences, educational technology, communications engineering, molecular 
biology, biochemistry, genetics, structural chemistry, mathematics, 
statistics, and multi-media development and utilization.
    Duration of this committee is continuing unless formally determined 
by the Director, NIH that termination would be in the best public 

    Dated: November 29, 2005.
Elias Zerhouni,
Director, National Institutes of Health.
[FR Doc. 05-23797 Filed 12-07-05; 8:45 am]