In general, Clinical Center clinical departments include from one to four tenured and/or tenure-track investigators. The Director, NIH, appoints members of the Clinical Center's Board of Scientific Counselors with the advice and concurrence from the NIH Deputy Director for Intramural Research. At least two members of the Board of Scientific Counselors attend each intramural site visit. The site visit team is comprised of these BSC members plus an appropriate number of ad hoc members who have expertise in the specific scientific areas being evaluated.
Clinical Center administrative staff organizes each site visit. The ad hoc reviewers are identified by the Chair of the Board of Scientific Counselors with the advice of the CC Director and the CC Deputy Director for Clinical Care. In general, the work of each tenured or tenure track investigator is reviewed by two or three experts, such that the usual site visit team comprises from four-to-ten members.