Rehabilitation Research and Development Service Scientific Merit Review Board, Notice of Meeting, 35371 [2020-12485]

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The purpose of the Committee is to advise the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on the administration of education and training programs for Veterans, Servicepersons, Reservists, and Dependents of Veterans including programs under Chapters 30, 32, 33, 35, and 36 of title 38, and Chapter 1606 of title 10, United States Code. The purpose of the meeting is to introduce the new Committee members, Veterans Benefits Administration Leadership, and Education Service Leadership Staff; provide an overview of Education Service Benefit Programs and Services; and discuss recommendation proposals previously presented to the Secretary regarding GI Bill Education Programs. Interested persons may attend. The dial-in number to attend the conference call is: 1–800–767–1750. At the prompt, enter access code 00684 then press#. 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[FR Doc. 2020–12409 Filed 6–8–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Rehabilitation Research and Development Service Scientific Merit Review Board, Notice of Meeting The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, that a meeting of the Rehabilitation Research and Development Service Scientific Merit Review Board will be held Wednesday, August 26, 2020, by teleconference. The meeting will be held between 1–1:30 p.m. EST. The meeting will be partially closed to the public from 1:10–1:30 p.m. EST for the discussion, examination, and reference to the research applications and scientific review. Discussions will involve reference to staff and consultant critiques of research proposals. Discussions will deal with scientific merit of each proposal and qualifications of personnel conducting the studies, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Additionally, premature disclosure of research information could significantly obstruct implementation of proposed agency action regarding the research PO 00000 Frm 00117 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 35371 proposals. As provided by Public Law 92–463 subsection 10(d), as amended by Public Law 94–409, closing the committee meeting is in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552b(c) (6) and (9)(B). The objective of the Board is to provide for the fair and equitable selection of the most meritorious research projects for support by VA research funds and to offer advice for research program officials on program priorities and policies. The ultimate objective of the Board is to ensure that the VA Rehabilitation Research and Development Program promotes functional independence and improves the quality of life for impaired and disabled Veterans. Board members advise the Director, Rehabilitation Research and Development Service and the Chief Research and Development Officer on the scientific and technical merit, the mission relevance, and the protection of human and animal subjects of Rehabilitation Research and Development proposals. The Board does not consider grants, contracts, or other forms of extramural research. Members of the public who wish to attend the open portion of the teleconference session from 1–1:10 p.m. EST may dial 1 (800) 767–1750, participant code 95056#. Written comments from the public must be sent to Tiffany Asqueri, Designated Federal Officer, Rehabilitation Research and Development Service, Department of Veterans Affairs (10X2R), 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20420, or to Tiffany.Asqueri@va.gov prior to the meeting. Those who plan to attend the open portion of the meeting must contact Mrs. Asqueri at least 5 days before the meeting. For further information, please call Mrs. Asqueri at (202) 443–5757. Dated: June 4, 2020. LaTonya L. Small, Federal Advisory Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–12485 Filed 6–8–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P E:\FR\FM\09JNN1.SGM 09JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 111 (Tuesday, June 9, 2020)]
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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS


Rehabilitation Research and Development Service Scientific Merit 
Review Board, Notice of Meeting

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act, that a meeting of the Rehabilitation 
Research and Development Service Scientific Merit Review Board will be 
held Wednesday, August 26, 2020, by teleconference. The meeting will be 
held between 1-1:30 p.m. EST. The meeting will be partially closed to 
the public from 1:10-1:30 p.m. EST for the discussion, examination, and 
reference to the research applications and scientific review. 
Discussions will involve reference to staff and consultant critiques of 
research proposals. Discussions will deal with scientific merit of each 
proposal and qualifications of personnel conducting the studies, the 
disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of 
personal privacy. Additionally, premature disclosure of research 
information could significantly obstruct implementation of proposed 
agency action regarding the research proposals. As provided by Public 
Law 92-463 subsection 10(d), as amended by Public Law 94-409, closing 
the committee meeting is in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552b(c) (6) and 
(9)(B).
    The objective of the Board is to provide for the fair and equitable 
selection of the most meritorious research projects for support by VA 
research funds and to offer advice for research program officials on 
program priorities and policies. The ultimate objective of the Board is 
to ensure that the VA Rehabilitation Research and Development Program 
promotes functional independence and improves the quality of life for 
impaired and disabled Veterans.
    Board members advise the Director, Rehabilitation Research and 
Development Service and the Chief Research and Development Officer on 
the scientific and technical merit, the mission relevance, and the 
protection of human and animal subjects of Rehabilitation Research and 
Development proposals. The Board does not consider grants, contracts, 
or other forms of extramural research.
    Members of the public who wish to attend the open portion of the 
teleconference session from 1-1:10 p.m. EST may dial 1 (800) 767-1750, 
participant code 95056#.
    Written comments from the public must be sent to Tiffany Asqueri, 
Designated Federal Officer, Rehabilitation Research and Development 
Service, Department of Veterans Affairs (10X2R), 810 Vermont Avenue NW, 
Washington, DC 20420, or to [email protected] prior to the 
meeting. Those who plan to attend the open portion of the meeting must 
contact Mrs. Asqueri at least 5 days before the meeting. For further 
information, please call Mrs. Asqueri at (202) 443-5757.

    Dated: June 4, 2020.
LaTonya L. Small,
Federal Advisory Committee Management Officer.
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