National Advisory Council on Aging



The National Advisory Council on Aging (NACA) is tasked with periodically reviewing each of the four Extramural Divisions within the National Institute on Aging (NIA) to assess whether past performance and, more importantly, the future trajectory of research and training promoted and supported by the Division, are appropriate for the scientific advancement of the field in the coming decade. A key challenge is to evaluate the balance of research and training supported and identify areas that merit greater emphasis in the coming years. The review is meant to aid the Division in planning for the future through both self-evaluation and the expert advice of the Review Committee.

RLA provided scientific review management services for the 2004, 2008, 2013, and 2019 External Reviews of the NIA Division of Behavioral and Social Research (BSR).

Synapse image courtesy of the National Institute on Aging/National Institutes of Health.


How We Helped

RLA included drafting of teleconference and meeting agendas, planning meetings to facilitate efficient discussions and review of voluminous background information, coordinating various ancillary subcommittee activities in support of the review, and drafting, revising, and producing the final reports (the 2008, 2013, and 2019 reports are available at the NIA website).

Work Products and Links

BSR Review Committee Reports