Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council
The Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council (OARAC) is a federal advisory committee that provides advice to the Office of AIDS Research (OAR) Director on the planning, coordination, and evaluation of research and other HIV and AIDS activities conducted or supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). OARAC also advises the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the Assistant Secretary for Health, the Director of NIH, and the Director of OAR on HIV research programs and the development of the NIH Strategic Plan for HIV and HIV-Related Research.
Learn more about OARAC in its charter.
OARAC consists of up to 18 voting members; at least 11 non-voting ex officio members, including the NIH Director and the OAR Director; and an executive secretary. Visit the OARAC Members webpage for the list of current members.
OARAC meetings are typically held three times per year. These meetings are open to the public, with limited exceptions, and public comments are welcome. To submit a comment for an upcoming OARAC meeting, please send it to OARACinfo@nih.gov. View videocasts, minutes, and summaries of previous OARAC meetings to learn more.
Upcoming OARAC Meetings
Thursday, October 26, 2023
Location: Virtual: Link to Videocast
Thursday, February 22, 2024
Location: Virtual (link will be provided when available)