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Advancing Cutting Edge Research Act or the ACE Research Act
This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to expand the National Institutes of Health's unique research initiatives to include cutting-edge research that: (1) fosters scientific creativity and increases fundamental biological understanding leading to the prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of diseases and disorders; or (2) is urgently required to respond to a public health threat. (Unique research initiatives may be supported through transactions other than contracts, grants, or cooperative agreements.)
Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
To expand the unique research initiatives authority of the National Institutes of Health.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
This Act may be cited as the “Advancing Cutting Edge Research Act” or the “ACE Research Act”.
Section 402(n)(1) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 282(n)(1)) is amended—
(1) in subparagraph (A), by striking “or”;
(2) in subparagraph (B), by striking the period and inserting “; or”; and
(3) by adding at the end the following:
“(C) high impact cutting-edge research that fosters scientific creativity and increases fundamental biological understanding leading to the prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of diseases and disorders, or research urgently required to respond to a public health threat.”.
Passed the House of Representatives June 12, 2018.
|Attest:||karen l. haas,|