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2 2005 Biennial Advisory Council Report on Inclusion of Women and Minorities in Clinical Research Walter T. Schaffer, Ph.D. Office of Extramural Research, NIH January 25, 2005
PRAC Meeting 3 NIH Policy on Inclusion of Women & Minorities in Clinical Research Section 131 of the PHS Act (PL 103-43, 42 USC 287) of 1993 directs the NIH to ensure that women and minorities are included as subjects in clinical research Directs NIH to prepare guidelines related to the inclusion of women and minorities Those guidelines (published in 1994 at 59 FR 14508) direct the advisory council for each institute/center to prepare a biennial report on how the institute has complied with this requirement.
January 25, 2005 PRAC Meeting 4 NIH Policy on Inclusion NIH staff must appropriately train peer reviewers to evaluate the proposed plan for inclusion, and initial review groups must evaluate the inclusion plan in each application for appropriate representation.
January 25, 2005 PRAC Meeting 5 NIH Policy on Inclusion We will ask PRAC to asses our adherence to the requirements established by law. Within the next two weeks we will provide an email package that includes A description of procedures for training NIH review staff and reviewers about the assessment of inclusion information in grant applications. Information related to the outcomes of those reviews. If this committee has concerns about NIH adherence to the statutory requirements, we will include those in the report being prepared for Congress.