Executive Committee (EC)
The collaborative responsibilities of the BCBC EC are:
- The Executive Committee of the BCBC will consist of five voting members: the Director of the BCBC CC, the NIDDK Project Scientist, the Associate Program Director, two other members of the NIDDK program staff, and two rotating members chosen among the BCBC Principal Investigators that compose the Steering Committee (SC).
- The rotating members will serve up to two-year terms and will be nominated on an annual basis by the EC, and confirmed by vote of the SC at the fall meeting.
- The EC will perform the secondary review of all NIH-funded P&F grant programs that are undertaken and make all final funding decisions. Award or declination letters will then be written by the Director of the CC, and then distributed by the CC.
- The EC will determine the leadership of all core facilities.
- The EC will periodically review the progress of core facilities, collaborative bridging grants, and make recommendations for improvement. Biannual reports will be prepared by each core facility to coincide with the two SC meetings.
- The EC will, if needed, discuss and evaluate new projects for existing cores, as well as new cores. Based on feedback from the SC, the EC will implement the creation of new core projects or cores.
- The EC will be responsible for organizing the yearly fall "BCBC Principal Investigator Retreat", and for organizing a Committee that will be responsible for the planning of the spring "BCBC Scientific Retreat".
- The EC will have a standing monthly teleconference call that will be chaired by the Director of the BCBC CC. Any EC member may place items on the agenda. These should be communicated in advance of the meeting to the Program Coordinator who will distribute these to all members no later than one day in advance.
Executive Committee Members
Kristin Abraham - NIDDK, Bethesda, MD
Olivier Blondel - NIDDK, Bethesda, MD
Gerard Gradwohl - Institute of Genetics and Molecular and Cellular Biology (IGBMC)
Mark Magnuson - Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Maike Sander - University of California at San Diego, CA
Sheryl Sato - NIDDK, Bethesda, MD
Phil Smith - NIDDK, Bethesda, MD
Chris Wright - Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Steering Committee (SC)
The collaborative responsibilities of the BCBC SC are:
- The Steering Committee has primary responsibility to establish priorities, develop common protocols, and review progress. The Steering Committee will refine the BCBC scientific objectives consistent with progress in the BCBC components and other laboratories. Major scientific decisions regarding BCBC core data and resources, as well as setting scientific priorities for special programs such as the Pilot and Feasibility Program will be determined by the Steering Committee. The Steering Committee may be asked to document progress in written reports to the NIDDK Program Director, and will provide supplementary reports upon request.
- The Steering Committee will be composed of the Principal Investigator from each U01 project, the Director of the Coordinating Center, and the NIDDK Project Scientist. Each member of the Steering Committee will have one Steering Committee vote. The chairperson will be the Director of the Coordinating Center. In addition, the NIDDK Associate Program Director will also attend all of these meetings as a non-voting participant to provide additional information and to summarize actions that are taken.
- There will be two Steering Committee meetings annually, one in the Spring and the other in the Fall.
- The Steering Committee may, when necessary, invite additional, non-voting scientific advisors to the meetings at which research priorities and opportunities are discussed. The NIDDK reserves the right to augment the scientific expertise of the BCBC when necessary.
- At the Fall meeting each year, the Steering Committee will formulate plans for the Fall Investigator's retreat or any symposia to be held.