Council of Councils Meeting

May 20–21, 2021

Virtual Meeting

Meeting Minutes

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About Us


May 20, 2021
11:00 a.m.

Call to Order and Introductions
James M. Anderson, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI)
Office of the Director, NIH

11:15 a.m.

Announcements and Updates
Franziska B. Grieder, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Director, Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP), DPCPSI
and Executive Secretary, Council of Councils

11:30 a.m.

Office of Data Science Strategy (ODSS) Concept Clearance: Addressing a Workforce Gap in Data Governance for AI and Biomedicine
Laura Biven, Ph.D.
Data Science Technical Lead

12:10 p.m.

NIH Policy for Data Sharing and Management
Lyric Jorgenson, Ph.D.
Acting Associate Director for Science Policy, and 
Acting Director, Office of Science Policy, NIH

12:40 p.m.


1:00 p.m.

Common Fund Program Report: High Risk, High Reward Program: Impact of targeted outreach and anonymized review pilot
Ravi Basavappa, Ph.D.
Program Leader, Office of Strategic Coordination (OSC), DPCPSI

1:30 p.m.

Report of the Council of Councils Working Group on Basic Behavioral and Social Sciences Research
Working Group Co-Chairs
William T. Riley, Ph.D.
Associate Director for Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, and
Director, Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, DPCPSI

Graham A. Colditz, M.D., Dr.P.H., M.P.H.
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Public Health Sciences and Niess-Gain Professor, Department of Surgery
Washington University School of Medicine

2:15 p.m.

Common Fund Concept Clearance: Human BioMolecular Atlas Program (HuBMAP) Production Phase – Program update and concept clearance for two RFAs
Richard Conroy, Ph.D., M.B.A.
Program Leader, OSC, DPCPSI

2:55 p.m.

Extramural Research in the Era of COVID-19
Michael S. Lauer, M.D.
NIH Deputy Director for Extramural Research

3:45 p.m.

Proposed New Working Group on Common Fund Data Ecosystem
Elizabeth Wilder, Ph.D.
Director, OSC, DPCPSI

4:15 p.m.

Adjournment for the day
James M. Anderson, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, DPCPSI

May 21, 2021
10:00 a.m.

Review of Grant Applications (ORIP and OSC)

11:00 a.m.

Introduction to the New Congress
Adrienne Hallett
NIH Associate Director for Legislative Policy and Analysis

11:30 a.m.

NICHD Update
Diana Bianchi, M.D.
Director, National Institute of Child Health and Development, NIH

12:15 p.m.


12:30 p.m.

Preclinical cancer modeling using zebrafish
David M. Langenau, Ph.D.
Associate Chief of Pathology for Research, Massachusetts General Hospital
Professor of Pathology and Atul K. Bhan, Endowed Chair in Experimental Pathology, Harvard Medical School

1:20 p.m.

Presentation on the UNITE Initiative
Marie A. Bernard, M.D.
Deputy Director, National Institute on Aging, and
Acting NIH Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity

2:05 p.m.

UNITE Initiative and the Role of DPCPSI Offices
James M. Anderson, M.D., Ph.D. Director, DPCPSI

2:15 p.m.

Sequence Read Archive (SRA) Data Working Group Interim Report
Working Group Co-Chairs:
Kristin Ardlie, Ph.D.  
Director of the GTEx Laboratory Data Analysis and Coordination Center
Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT

Susan Gregurick, Ph.D.
Associate Director for Data Science, and
Director, Office of Data Science Strategy, DPCPSI

2:45 p.m.

Common Fund Concept Clearance: Somatic Mosaicism Across Human Tissues (SMaHT)
Amy Lossie, Ph.D.
Program Officer, National Institute on Drug Abuse

3:15 p.m.

James M. Anderson, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, DPCPSI

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