What is an instrument internal advisory committee?

In addition to the Microscopy Oversight Committee, each NIH funded major instrument has an internal advisory committee responsible for the following:

  • Maximum utilization of the instrument, including time allocation.
  • A detailed plan for the day-to-day management and safe operation of the instrument.
  • A financial plan for the long term operation and maintenance of the instrument during the post award period.
  • Considering and recommending to the NIH the relocation of the instrument within or outside the institution, if such relocation is necessary See Section VI.1.
  • Review of the Annual Equipment Usage Report.

Contact the Facility Director for committee composition as it varies by instrument.