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Council Subcommittees and Working Groups

We establish subcommittees and ad hoc working groups of our Advisory Council to focus on specific topics of interest that relate to NCATS’ mission and translational sciences. These groups develop recommendations and guidance for discussion by the larger Advisory Council and consideration by NCATS and NIH leadership.

Advisory Council members may make up part or all of each subcommittee or working group. Subcommittees include primarily Advisory Council members and are considered standing committees of the Council that address long-term topics of interest. Outside experts must receive formal approval from the Department of Health and Human Services to participate on a subcommittee. Ad hoc working groups are created to address emerging needs of the Center. Unlike subcommittees, working groups come to an end at the completion of assigned tasks. Membership on working groups typically includes a mix of Advisory Council members and outside experts. All subcommittee or working group members are allowed to vote on actions of the group.

Active Subcommittees and Working Groups

The NCATS Advisory Council currently has no active working groups or subcommittees.

Inactive Subcommittees and Working Groups

The following NCATS Advisory Council subcommittees and working group have completed the missions for which they were established and currently are inactive:

  • Subcommittee on Patient Engagement
  • Subcommittee on Partnerships with Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Companies and Venture Capital Firms
  • Subcommittee on Medical Technologies (Devices and Diagnostics)
  • Working Group on the IOM Report: The CTSA Program at NIH

Last updated on April 22, 2024