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PUBLIC LAW 106-505—NOV. 13, 2000 114 STAT. 2329 "(D) Computer data management and medical informatics. "(E) Ethical and regulatory issues. -•• " (F) Biomedical writing. "(2) APPLICATIONS.—An application for a grant under this subsection shall be submitted by an individual institution or a consortium of institutions at such time as the Director may require. An institution may submit only one such application. "(3) LIMITATIONS. — Grants under this subsection shall be for terms of up to 5 years and may be renewable. "(4) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. —For the purpose of carrying out this subsection, there are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary for each fiscal year. ", SEC. 205. LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM REGARDING CLINICAL RESEARCHERS. Part G of title IV of the Public Health Service Act is amended by inserting after section 487E (42 U.S.C. 288-5) the following: "SEC. 487F. LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM REGARDING CLINICAL 42 USC 28&-5a. RESEARCHERS. "(a) IN GENERAL. — The- Secretary, acting through the Director of the National Institutes of Health, shall establish a program to enter into contracts with qualified health professionals under which such health professionals agree to conduct clinical research, in consideration of the Federal Government agreeing to repay, for each year of service conducting such research, not more than $35,000 of the principal and interest of the educational loans of such health professionals. "(b) APPLICATION OF PROVISIONS. —The provisions of sections 338B, 338C, and 338E shall, except as inconsistent with subsection (a) of this section, apply to the program established under subsection (a) to the same extent and in the same manner as such provisions apply to the National Health Service Corps Loan Repa3mrient Program established in subpart III of part D of title III. "(c) FUNDING. — "(1) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. —For the purpose of carrying out this section, there are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary for each fiscal year. "(2) AVAILABILITY.— Amounts appropriated for carrying out this section shall remain available until the expiration of the second fiscal year beginning after the fiscal year for which the amounts were made available.". SEC. 206. DEFINITION. Section 409 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 284d) is amended— (1) by striking "For purposes" and inserting "(a) HEALTH SERVICE RESEARCH. —For purposes"; and (2) by adding at the end the following: "(b) CLINICAL RESEARCH. — AS used in this title, the term 'clinical research' means patient oriented clinical research conducted with human subjects, or research on the causes and consequences of disease in human populations involving material of human origin (such as tissue specimens and cognitive phenomena) for which an investigator or colleague directly interacts with human subjects in an outpatient or inpatient setting to clarify a problem in human