[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 101 (Wednesday, May 26, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 29549-29550]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-12636]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES


Solicitation of Nominations for Membership on the Secretary's 
Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections

AGENCY: Office of Public Health and Science, Office of the Secretary, 
Department of Health and Human Services.

ACTION: Notice.

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    Authority: 42 U.S.C. 217a, Section 222 of the Public Health 
Service Act, as amended. The Committee is governed by the provisions 
of Public Law 92-463, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), which sets forth 
standards for the formation and use of advisory committees.

SUMMARY: The Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), a program 
office in the Office of Public Health and Science, Department of Health 
and Human Services (HHS), is seeking nominations of qualified 
candidates to be considered for appointment as members of the 
Secretary's Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections (SACHRP). 
SACHRP provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary, HHS, and 
the Assistant Secretary for Health on matters pertaining to the 
continuance and improvement of functions within the authority of HHS 
directed toward protections for human subjects in research. SACHRP was 
established by the Secretary, HHS, on October 1, 2002. OHRP is seeking 
nominations of qualified candidates to fill three positions on the 
Committee membership which will become available on March 1, 2011.

DATES: Nominations for membership on the Committee must be received no 
later than July 12, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Nominations should be mailed or delivered to: Dr. Jerry 
Menikoff, Director, Office for Human Research Protections, Department 
of Health and Human Services, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 200; 
Rockville, MD 20852. Nominations will not be accepted by e-mail or by 
facsimile.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julia Gorey, Executive Director, 
SACHRP, Office for Human Research Protections, 1101 Wootton Parkway, 
Suite 200, Rockville, MD 20852, telephone: 240-453-8141. A copy of the 
Committee charter and list of the current members can be obtained by 
contacting Ms. Gorey, accessing the SACHRP Web site at http://www.hhs.gov/ohrp/sachrp, or requesting via e-mail at 
sachrp@osophs.dhhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Committee shall advise on matters 
pertaining to the continuance and improvement of functions within the 
authority of HHS directed toward protections for human subjects in 
research. Specifically, the Committee will provide advice relating to 
the responsible conduct of research involving human subjects with 
particular emphasis on special populations such as neonates and 
children, prisoners, and the decisionally impaired; pregnant women, 
embryos and fetuses; individuals and populations in international 
studies; investigator conflicts of interest; and populations in which 
there are individually identifiable samples, data, or information.
    In addition, the Committee is responsible for reviewing selected 
ongoing work and planned activities of OHRP and other offices/agencies 
within HHS responsible for human subjects protection. These evaluations 
may include, but are not limited to, a review of assurance systems, the 
application of minimal research risk standards, the granting of 
waivers, education programs sponsored by OHRP, and the ongoing 
monitoring and oversight of institutional review boards and the 
institutions that sponsor research.
    Nominations: The Office for Human Research Protections is 
requesting nominations to fill three positions for voting members of 
SACHRP. These positions will become vacant on March 1, 2011. 
Nominations of potential candidates for consideration are being sought 
from a wide array of fields, including, but not limited to: public 
health and medicine, behavioral and social sciences, health 
administration, and biomedical ethics. To qualify for consideration of 
appointment to the Committee, an individual must possess demonstrated 
experience and expertise in any of the several disciplines and fields 
pertinent to human subjects protection and/or clinical research.
    The individuals selected for appointment to the Committee will 
serve as voting members.
    The individuals selected for appointment to the Committee can be 
invited to serve a term of up to four years. Committee members receive 
a stipend and, when applicable, reimbursement for per diem and any 
travel expenses incurred, for attending Committee meetings and 
conducting other business in the interest of the Committee.
    Nominations should be typewritten. The following information should 
be included in the package of material submitted for each individual 
being nominated for consideration: (1) A letter of nomination that 
clearly states the name and affiliation of the nominee, the basis for 
the nomination (i.e., specific attributes which qualify the nominee for 
service in this capacity), and a statement that the nominee is willing 
to serve as a member of the Committee; (2) the nominator's name, 
address and daytime telephone number, and the home and/or work address, 
telephone number, and e-mail address of the individual being nominated; 
and (3) a current copy of the nominee's curriculum vitae. Federal 
employees should not be nominated for consideration of appointment to 
this Committee.
    The Department makes every effort to ensure that the membership of 
HHS Federal advisory committees is fairly

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balanced in terms of points of view represented and the committee's 
function. Every effort is made to ensure that individuals from a broad 
representation of geographic areas, females, ethnic and minority 
groups, and the disabled are given consideration for membership on HHS 
Federal advisory committees. Appointment to this Committee shall be 
made without discrimination on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, 
gender, sexual orientation, disability, and cultural, religious, or 
socioeconomic status.
    Nominations must state that the nominee is willing to serve as a 
member of SACHRP and appears to have no conflict of interest that would 
preclude membership. Potential candidates are required to provide 
detailed information concerning such matters as financial holdings, 
consultancies, and research grants or contracts to permit evaluation of 
possible sources of conflict of interest.

    Dated: May 19, 2010.
Jerry Menikoff,
Director, Office for Human Research Protections, Executive Secretary, 
Secretary's Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections.
[FR Doc. 2010-12636 Filed 5-25-10; 8:45 am]
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