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106 STAT. 5130 PUBLIC LAW 102-588—NOV. 4, 1992 shall make publicly available an itemized list of the sources of such funding. TITLE VI—BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH IN SPACE 42 USC 2487. SEC. 601. FINDINGS. The Congress finds that— (1) me space program can make significant contributions to selected areas of health-related research and should be an integral part of the Nation's health research and development program; (2) the continuing development of trained scientists and engineers is essential to carrying out an effective and sustained program of biomedical research in space and on the ground; (3) the establishment and maintenance of an electronically accessible archive of data on space-related biomedical research is essential to advancement of the field; (4) cooperation with the republics of the former Soviet Union, including use of former Soviet orbital facilities, offers the potential for greatly enhanced biomedical research activities and progress; and (5) the establishment and maintenance of an international telemedicine consultation satellite capability to support emergency medical service provision can provide an important aid to disaster relief efforts. 42 USC 2487a. SEC. 602. BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH JOINT WORKING GROUP. (a) ESTABLISHMENT. — The Administrator and the Director of the National Institutes of Health shall jointly establish a working group to coordinate biomedical research activities in areas where a microgravity environment may contribute to significant progress in the understanding and treatment of diseases and other medical conditions. The joint working group shall formulate joint and complementary programs in such areas of research. (b) MEMBERSHIP.— The joint working group shall include equal representetion from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the National Institutes of Health, and shall include representetion from National Institutes of Health councils, as selected by the Director of the National Institutes of Health, and from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Advisory Council. (c) ANNUAL REPORTING REQUIREMENT.—The joint working group shall report annually to Congress on ite progress in carrying out this section. (d) ANNUAL BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH SYMPOSIA. —The working group shall organize annual svmposia on biomedical research described in sm>section (a) under the joint sponsorship of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the National Institutes of Health. 42 USC 2487b. SEC. 603. BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH GRANTS. (a) ESTABLISHMENT OF PROGRAM.—The Administrator and the Director of the National Institutes of Health shall establish a joint program of biomedical research grante in areas described in section 602(a), where such research requires access to a microgravity environment. Such program shall be consistent with actions taken by the joint working group under section 602.