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Advisory Groups and Review Committees

National Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Advisory Council

The Council advises the Secretary, HHS; the Director, NIH; and the Director, NIDCD, on matters relating to the conduct and support of research and research training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to disorders of hearing and other communication processes.

Board of Scientific Counselors

The Board, through periodic review, advises the Director, Division of Intramural Research, NIDCD, on the quality of the intramural research programs and the research of tenured and tenure-track scientists of the Division.

Communication Disorders Review Committee

The Committee advises the Director, NIH, and the Director, NIDCD, on programs and activities in the areas of communication science. The committee provides primary technical review for contracts and reviews grant applications for program projects, National Research Service Award training grants, conference grants, Clinical Investigator Awards, Specialized Research Centers, and special projects in the communication and chemosensory sciences.

Special Emphasis Panel

The Panel advises the Director, NIH, and the Director, NIDCD, on research grant and cooperative agreement applications and contract proposals relating to communication sciences and disorders.