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PUBLIC LAW 106-525—NOV. 22, 2000 114 STAT. 2499 achieving the objectives, and designates the date by which the objectives are expected to be achieved; "(D) ensure that, with respect to amounts appropriated for activities of the Center, the plan and budget give priority in the expenditure of funds to conducting and supporting minority health disparities research; "(E) ensure that all amounts appropriated for such activities are expended in accordamce with the plan and budget; "(F) review the plan and budget not less than annually, and revise the plan and budget as appropriate; "(G) ensure that the plan and budget serve as a broad, binding statement of policies regarding minority health disparities research and other health disparities research activities of the agencies, but do not remove the responsibility of the heads of the agencies for the approval of specific programs or projects, or for other details of the daily administration of such activities, in accordance with the plan and budget; and "(H) promote coordination and collaboration among the agencies conducting or supporting minority health or other health disparities research. " (2) CERTAIN COMPONENTS OF PLAN AND BUDGET. —With respect to health disparities research activities of the agencies of the National Institutes of Health, the Director of the Center shall ensure that the plan and budget under paragraph (1) provide for— "(A) basic research and applied research, including research and development with respect to products; "(B) research that is conducted by the agencies; "(C) research that is supported by the agencies; "(D) proposals developed pursuant to solicitations by the agencies and for proposals developed independently of such solicitations; and "(E) behavioral research and social sciences research, which may include cultural and linguistic research in each of the agencies. "(3) MINORITY HEALTH DISPARITIES RESEARCH.—The plan and budget under paragraph (1) shall include a separate statement of the plan and budget for minority health disparities research. " (g) PARTICIPATION IN CLINICAL RESEARCH. —The Director of the Center shall work with the Director of NIH and the directors of the agencies of the National Institutes of Health to carry out the provisions of section 492B that relate to minority groups. "(h) RESEARCH ENDOWMENTS.— "(1) IN GENERAL.—The Director of the Center may carry out a program to facilitate minority health disparities research and other health disparities research by providing for research endowments at centers of excellence under section 736. "(2) ELIGIBILITY. — The Director of the Center may provide for a research endowment under paragraph (1) only if the institution involved meets the following conditions: "(A) The institution does not have an endowment that is worth in excess of an amount equal to 50 percent of the national average of endowment funds at institutions