October 27, 2016

IC Directors’ Meeting Highlights — Thursday, October 27, 2016

Announcements: Francis Collins

Dr. Collins provided updates on transition planning, a recent Data Sustainability and Maintenance workshop, and the latest Clinical Center Hospital Board meeting, including the recent FDA inspections. An update on Congressional activities was also given.

Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) Results: Alfred Johnson

Dr. Johnson (Acting DDM) presented on the 2016 FEVS results and a proposed change to the accessibility of the data. The discussion focused on the pros and cons of changing the accessibility.

Referral Guidelines: Richard Nakamura

Dr. Nakamura (CSR) provided an overview of and data on the current referral guidelines. The discussion centered on dual assignments, orphan applications (particularly behavioral research applications), and a proposal to create a trans-NIH Referral Advisory Board.

Gene Drives: Carrie Wolinetz

Dr. Wolinetz (OSP) presented an update on gene drives, including potential applications, concerns, risk mitigation, and oversight. An overview of a recent National Academies of Science report was also provided. Discussion focused on the implications of the concerns and the benefits of the technology.

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