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NCATS Advisory Council

According to its charter, the NCATS Advisory Council provides guidance, consults and makes recommendations to the secretary of Health and Human Services, the NIH director and to the NCATS director on Center initiatives, policies and programs. It also conducts a second-level review of scientific grant applications and discusses concept clearances for potential NCATS initiatives. 


The NCATS Advisory Council is comprised of 18 appointed members who serve four-year terms. 

Meeting Information

The NCATS Advisory Council meets three times each year. View the schedule below for upcoming meetings, which are typically videocast; past meeting minutes, agendas and videocasts also are available.


January 23

Open Session: 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Building 31, C Wing, 6th Floor, Conference Room 10
31 Center Drive
Bethesda, Md. 20892
Federal Register NoticeAgendaVideocast

May 17

September 16


January 16

May 16

September 19

NCATS Advisory Council members

Sept. 14, 2012, marked the first-ever meetings of the NCATS Advisory Council and Cures Acceleration Network Review Board on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Md. Read more about this milestone event.