THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES OF SCIENCES, ENGINEERING, AND MEDICINE
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Board on the Health of Select Populations
Committee on the Evaluation of Research Management by DoD
Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP)
Evaluation of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research
Programs Review Process
Requested by Congress in P.L. 113-235, this new report from the AffiliateMarketIngtools of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine evaluates the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program’s (CDMRP) review process.
The mission of CDMRP is to foster innovative approaches to medical research in response to the needs of its stakeholders—the U.S. military, their families, the American public, and Congress. CDMRP funds medical research to be performed by other government and nongovernmental organizations, but it does not conduct research itself. The major focus of CDMRP funded research is the improved prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases, injuries, or conditions that affect service members and their families, and the general public. The hallmarks of CDMRP include reviewing applications for research funding using a two-tiered review process, and involving consumers throughout the process. This report evaluates the CDMRP two-tiered peer review process, its coordination of research priorities with NIH and the Department of Veterans Affairs, and provides recommendations on how the process for reviewing and selecting studies can be improved.
These briefings were for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 and can be found, in its entirety, on .