Charges/Reports

Archive of BERAC Reports

Report to the Biological and Environmental Advisory Committee (BERAC) by the Committee of Visitors for the Review of the Life Sciences Division.pdf file (904KB), a report approved December 2005 (in response to the charge dated November 18, 2004.pdf file (665KB). BER response.pdf file (1014KB) to the COV report.

Recommendations on the DOE Terrestrial Carbon Cycle Research Program.pdf file (468KB), a report prepared December 2005 (in response to the charge dated April 18, 2005).pdf file (770KB)

Report of the Subcommittee on the BERAC Charge in Regard to Synchrotron Structural Biology Resources.pdf file (315KB), a report prepared October 2005 (in response to the charge dated January 14, 2005).pdf file (497KB)

Report on Planning and Development of the GTL-1 Facility and Further Consideration of GTL Facilities 2, 3, and 4.pdf file (227KB), a report prepared October 7, 2005 (in response to the Charge dated August 15, 2005).pdf file (638KB)

Advice on the Mission, Operation, and Future Plans of the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory.pdf file (562KB), a report prepared October 7, 2005 (in response to the Charge dated November 18, 2004).pdf file (436KB)

The Need for Enhanced Research on Cloud Parameterization Methods and Abrupt Climate Change.pdf file (379KB), a report prepared April 2005, (in response to the Charge dated April 21, 2004).pdf file (96KB)

Letter Report.pdf file (31KB) of the Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee on Long Term Performance Goals for the Office of Biological and Environmental Research, a report prepared January 6, 2005 (in response to the Charge dated April 21, 2004).pdf file (145KB)

Report on Potential Scientific Impact and Design Considerations and Objectives for the Proposed Facility for the Production of Proteins and Molecular Tags (GTL-1).pdf file (406KB), a report prepared December 2004 (in response to the Charge dated September 23, 2004).pdf file (347KB)

Synthetic Genomes: Technologies and Impact.pdf file (40KB), a report prepared December 2004 (in response to the remarks made by the Secretary of Energy, Spencer Abraham on November 13, 2003)

Committee of Visitors for the Review of the Environmental Remediation Sciences Division.pdf file (161KB), a report prepared November 2004, and approved by BERAC in December 2004, (in response to the Charge dated April 21, 2004).pdf file (161KB). BER response.pdf file (140KB) to the COV report.

Report to the Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee (BERAC) Committee of Visitors for Climate Change Research Division.pdf file (643KB), a report prepared November 2004, and approved by BERAC in December 2004, in response to the Charge dated July 23, 2003).pdf file (643KB). BER response.pdf file (135KB) to the COV report.

Need for a Subsurface Geosciences Laboratory as proposed by the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory.pdf file (167KB) a report prepared April 2004 (in response to the Charge dated July 23, 2003).pdf file (156KB)

Need for Additional Field Research Sites for Environmental Remediation Research.pdf file (225KB), a report prepared April 2004 (in response to the Charge dated July 23, 2003).pdf file (138KB)

Radiopharmaceutical Development and the Office of Science.pdf file (252KB), a report prepared April 2004 (in response to the Charge dated December 4, 2002).pdf file (522KB)

A Reconfigured Atmospheric Science Program.pdf file (1.4MB), a report prepared April 2004 (in response to the Charge dated July 23, 2003.pdf file (134KB))

Report on the Access Use of Synchrotron X-Radiation for Research in Structural Molecular Biology.pdf file (146KB), dated April 2003, (in response to the Charges of April 30, 2001.pdf file (87KB), and January 9, 2003.pdf file (116KB))

An Evaluation of the Biosphere 2 Center as a National Scientific User Facility.pdf file (501KB), a report prepared March 2003

Report on the Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee's Consideration of the Genomes to Life Facilities Plan.pdf file (200KB), presented to Dr. Ray Orbach on March 18, 2003, (in response to the Charge of December 18, 2002.pdf file (200KB))

Review of the U.S. Department of Energy's Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM)-Unmanned Aerospace Vehicle (UAV) Program.pdf file (100KB), a report prepared December 2002

An Evaluation of the Department of Energy's Free-Air Carbon Dioxide Enrichment (FACE) Experiments as Scientific User Facilities.pdf file (1.2MB), a report prepared December 2002

As part of an ongoing BERAC review of the Natural and Accelerated Bioremediation Research (NABIR) program, the Bacterial Transport ElementExternal link of the NABIR program was reviewed on October 10-11, 2000, by a BERAC working group. The working group's findings were presented to BERAC at the Dec. 11-12, 2000, meeting and were approved. The NABIR Strategic PlanExternal link and the NABIR Element entitled Bioremediation and its Societal Implications and Concerns (BASIC)External link were reviewed on June 21-22, 2001. Research projects at the NABIR Field Research CenterExternal link and the Biomolecular Science and Engineering ElementExternal link were reviewed on October 8-9, 2001. All four of these reports were presented to BERAC at the Nov. 27-28, 2001, meeting and approved. In addition, the Biotransformation and Biogeochemistry Elements.pdf file (25KB) were reviewed on May 7-8, 2002, and the Uranium Mill Tailing Remedial Actions SitesExternal link and the Community Dynamics and Microbial Ecology ElementExternal link were reviewed on November 7-8, 2002.

Global Change Research Programs at the U.S. Department of Energy, a report prepared May 2001

An Assessment of the Current State of the Biological and Environmental Research (BER) Portfolio.pdf file (87KB), a report prepared March 2001 (in response to the Charge dated December 8, 2000.pdf file (145KB))

Report on the Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee's Consideration of the Genomes to Life Facilities Plan.pdf file (200KB), presented to Dr. Ray Orbach on March 18, 2003, (in response to the Charge of December 18, 2002.pdf file (200KB))

Review of the U.S. Department of Energy's Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM)-Unmanned Aerospace Vehicle (UAV) Program.pdf file (100KB), a report prepared December 2002

An Evaluation of the Department of Energy's Free-Air Carbon Dioxide Enrichment (FACE) Experiments as Scientific User Facilities.pdf file (1.2MB), a report prepared December 2002

As part of an ongoing BERAC review of the Natural and Accelerated Bioremediation Research (NABIR) program, the Bacterial Transport ElementExternal link of the NABIR program was reviewed on October 10-11, 2000, by a BERAC working group. The working group's findings were presented to BERAC at the Dec. 11-12, 2000, meeting and were approved. The NABIR Strategic PlanExternal link and the NABIR Element entitled Bioremediation and its Societal Implications and Concerns (BASIC)External link were reviewed on June 21-22, 2001. Research projects at the NABIR Field Research CenterExternal link and the Biomolecular Science and Engineering ElementExternal link were reviewed on October 8-9, 2001. All four of these reports were presented to BERAC at the Nov. 27-28, 2001, meeting and approved. In addition, the Biotransformation and Biogeochemistry Elements.pdf file (25KB) were reviewed on May 7-8, 2002, and the Uranium Mill Tailing Remedial Actions SitesExternal link and the Community Dynamics and Microbial Ecology ElementExternal link were reviewed on November 7-8, 2002.

Global Change Research Programs at the U.S. Department of Energy, a report prepared May 2001

An Assessment of the Current State of the Biological and Environmental Research (BER) Portfolio.pdf file (87KB), a report prepared March 2001 (in response to the Charge dated December 8, 2000.pdf file (145KB))

This report, Bringing the Genome to Life: Energy Related Biology in the Post Genomic World, contains the BERAC findings and recommendations based upon the subcommittee's evaluation of new opportunities for many of the biological elements of the BER program. (in response to the Charge of November 24, 1999)

Report of the BERAC subcommittee on Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) Clinical Trials. (in response to the BNCT Charge of November 5, 1998)

This report contains the BERAC findings and recommendations based upon the subcommittee's evaluation of means for maximizing access to synchrotron light sources by the national protein crystallography community. The study was carried out in response to a request from a Federal Interagency Working Group addressing access issues. (in response to the Structural Biology Charge of May 28, 1998)

This report.pdf file (117KB) contains a 10-year program plan for the Low Dose Radiation Research Program prepared by the BERAC Low Dose Subcommittee. (in response to the Low Dose Radiation Research Program Charge of April 23, 1998)

This report contains the BERAC findings and recommendations based upon the subcommittee's evaluation of progress in addressing the advisory committee's 1992 and 1995 recomendations concerning the OBER structural biology program and its assessment of priorities for instrumentation, computational, and biological research; and synchrotron, neutron beam, nuclear magnetic resonance and mass spectrometry user facility development and operation for structural biology. (in response to the Stuctural Biology Charge of June 10, 1997)

For reports prior to these, please contact:
Joanne Corcoran
joanne.corcoran@science.doe.gov
301-903-6488 (phone)

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