As a federal agency, NICHD receives advice from advisory committees, task forces, boards, and commissions to help it achieve its goals. Advice from these entities is guided by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Public Law 92-463) and must be both objective and accessible to the public.
These groups advise or include the NICHD Director on matters related to research and research support activities and functions.
Advises the NICHD Scientific Director and others on matters related to in-house research activities
Works with NICHD Director on matters related to institute research activities and functions