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Advisory Boards and Groups

National Advisory Mental Health Council (NAMHC)

Advises the Secretary of Health and Human Services; the Director, National Institutes of Health; and the Director, National Institute of Mental Health, on all policies and activities relating to the conduct and support of mental health research, research training, and other programs of the Institute.

Peer Review Committees

Perform the first level of scientific and technical review of grant applications, cooperative agreements, and contract proposals for research and research training activities that focus on the scientific areas relevant to mental health, mental disorders, treatment interventions and services.

Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC)

Provides scientific and technical peer review for intramural research at NIMH; evaluates NIMH laboratories to assess the research programs in progress and the proposed research, and the productivity and performance of individual staff scientists.

  • 2013 Report of the NIMH Board of Scientific Counselors Workgroup on Schizophrenia Research in the DIRP (HTML or  PDF 13 pages)
  • The NIH Advisory Council to the Director has accepted the Blue Ribbon Panel’s evaluation of the NIMH IRP