Research conducted at or sponsored by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) undergoes peer review by advisory committees that review extramural grant applications and intramural research programs.
Committee members represent leading investigators in all areas of genetics, biology, biochemistry, information science and engineering. Behavioral and social science disciplines such as public health, health policy, law and economics are also represented and serve to inform issues of the ethical, legal and social implications of human genome research, a major component of genomic research and NHGRI's programs.
Selection for committee membership takes into consideration equitable geographic distribution, as well as representation by minorities and women.
The National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research provides expert advice on genetics, genomics research, training and programs to NHGRI and the NIH.
The Board of Scientific Counselors evaluates the NHGRI intramural research programs and provides periodic technical and scientific peer review.