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Download as PDF rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 128 / Wednesday, July 5, 2006 / Notices PHS found that Ms. Zhao engaged in research misconduct by falsifying research records included in: (a) A manuscript submitted for publication in Cancer Research, (b) drafts of her work reported in the laboratory, and (c) drafts of her work reported to her dissertation committee. Specifically, PHS found: 1. That Ms. Zhao darkened with a marking device the thioredoxin (Trx) band of Lanes 1 and 2 on the autoradiographic film that was to become part of Figure 9 of the manuscript. 2. That Ms. Zhao (a) falsified this same original film of the western blot by darkening Lanes 1, 2, 4, and 5 with a marking device at the origin of the gel and (b) further falsified Figure 9 of the Cancer Research manuscript by claiming falsely that these marked bands were thioredoxin reductase (TR) untreated and with mismatch oligodeoxynucleotide in the presence and absence of tumor necrosis factor alpha. 3. That Ms. Zhao falsified the glutathione reductase (GR) activity data in either Figure 4 or Figure 9 of the Cancer Research manuscript (the data are identical but stated to be from entirely different experimental conditions). 4. That Ms. Zhao falsified the actin data in either Figure 4 or Figure 9 of the Cancer Research manuscript or in the experiments simultaneously using Prx III-As and Phospholipid hydroperoxide glutathione peroxidase-As reported in slide presentations (the actin data are identical under 3 entirely different experimental conditions). 5. That Ms. Zhao falsified the manganese superoxide dismutase (MnSOD) data in either Figure 1A or Figure 4 of the Cancer Research manuscript (these MnSOD data are identical while being clearly described as coming from different experiments). 6. That Ms. Zhao falsified the MnSOD data in Figure 2 of the Cancer Research manuscript by enhancing with a marking device Lanes 6 and 7, mismatch and antisense Prx oligos at 3 days of incubation (unmarked, Prx III– As decreased the expression of MnSOD). Ms. Zhao has entered into a Voluntary Exclusion Agreement in which she has voluntarily agreed, for a period of three (3) years, beginning on June 3, 2006: (1) To exclude herself from any contracting or subcontracting with any agency of the United States Government and from eligibility or involvement in VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:34 Jul 03, 2006 Jkt 205001 nonprocurement programs of the United States Government as defined in the debarment regulations at 45 CFR part 76; (2) To exclude herself from serving in any advisory capacity to PHS including, but not limited, to service on any PHS advisory committee, board, and/or peer review committee, or as consultant. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Director, Division of Investigative Oversight, Office of Research Integrity, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 750, Rockville, MD 20852. (240) 453–8800. Chris B. Pascal, Director, Office of Research Integrity. [FR Doc. E6–10440 Filed 7–3–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4150–31–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services. ACTION: Notices. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announced the intention of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) allow the proposed information collection project: ‘‘Eisenberg Center Voluntary Customer Survey Generic Clearance for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.’’ In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by September 5, 2006. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be submitted to: Doris Lefkowitz, Reports Clearance Officer, AHRQ, 540 Gaither Road, Room #5036, Rockville, MD 20850. Copies of the proposed collection plans, data collection instruments, and specific details on the estimated burden can be obtained from AHRQ’s Reports Clearance Officer. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Doris Lefkowitz, AHRQ, Reports Clearance Officer, (301) 427–1477. PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 38167 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Proposed Project ‘‘Eisenberg Center Voluntary Customer Survey Generic Clearance for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.’’ AHRQ’s newly-established Eisenberg Center is an innovative effort aimed at improving communication of findings to a variety of audiences (‘‘customers’’), including consumers, clinicians, payers, and health care policy makers. The Eisenberg Center, one of three components of AHRQ’s Effective Health Care Program announced in September 2005, is directed through a contract by the Oregon Health and Science University, Department of Medicine, located in Portland, Oregon. The Eisenberg Center intends to employ the latest survey research techniques to (1) determine how well its products and services are meeting customers’ current and anticipated needs; (2) identify problem areas with existing products and services and determine what improvements should be made to improve these products and services; and (3) identify and develop new products and services. To address customer requirements and to evaluate current and future AHRQ products and services, the Eisenberg Center must periodically determine how well the Eisenberg Center products and services are meeting customer’s’ current and anticipated needs. Work conducted under this clearance will improve the products and services the Center develops for AHRQ for a three year period. The health care environment changes rapidly and requires a quick response from AHRQ to provide appropriately refined products and services. A generic clearance for this work will facilitate AHRQ’s timely response to customers’ needs. Methods of Collection Participation in survey testing will be fully voluntary and non-participation will have not affect on eligibility for, or receipt of, future AHRQ health services research support, on future opportunities to participate in research or to obtain informative research results. Specific estimation procedures, when used, will be described when we notify OMB as to actual studies conducted under the clearance. E:\FR\FM\05JYN1.SGM 05JYN1 38168 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 128 / Wednesday, July 5, 2006 / Notices ESTIMATED ANNUAL RESPONDENT BURDEN Number of respondents Type of survey Average hours per response Total hours Focus groups for needs assessment ........................................................................ Individual interviews for needs assessment .............................................................. Formative focus groups for information tools ............................................................ Cognitive testing of information tools ........................................................................ Clinician interview for information tools ..................................................................... Decision aid laboratory testing .................................................................................. Formative focus groups for decision aids ................................................................. Automated/web-based surveys for product evaluation ............................................. Telephone interviews for product evaluation ............................................................. Focus groups for product evaluation ......................................................................... 30 50 120 500 160 100 60 600 100 20 1 .75 1 1 .75 1 1 .163 1 1 30 37.5 120 500 120 100 60 98 100 20 Totals .................................................................................................................. 1,740 NA 1,186 Estimated Costs to the Federal Government The maximum cost to the Federal Government is $750,000 annually for FY 2007, FY 2008, and FY 2009. Most of the work will be carried out through contracts. The costs were estimated to $200 for each face-to-face interview, $100 for each telephone interview, $5,000 for each focus group, $10,000 for web-based surveys, and $20,000 for each laboratory testing module. Any deviation from these limits will be noted in reports made to OMB with respect to a particular study or studies conducted under the clearance. Request for Comments enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information upon the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted response to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval of the proposed information collection. All comments will become a matter of public record. Dated: June 23, 2006. Carolyn M. Clancy, Director. [FR Doc. 06–5960 Filed 7–3–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–90–M In accordance with the above-cited legislation, comments on AHRQ’s information collection are requested with regard to any of the following: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of health care information dissemination functions of AHRQ, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of AHRQ’s estimate of burden (including hours and costs) of the proposed collection(s) of information; (c) ways to DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Prposed Projects Title: Evaluation of the Head Start Oral Health Initiative. Number of respondents Instrument rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Head Start Directors: Telephone Interview ............................. Head Start Staff: Program Recordkeeping System ................ Head Start Directors: Site Visit Interview ................................ Head Start Staff: Site Visit Interview ....................................... Head Start Community Partner: Interview ............................... Head Start Parent: Focus Group ............................................. Parents/Guardians: Focus Group ............................................ Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 11,211. In compliance with the requirements of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:34 Jul 03, 2006 Jkt 205001 Number of responses per respondent 52 52 16 48 80 160 192 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Average burden hours per response 1 184 1 1 1 1 1 Families is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the information collection described above. Copies of the proposed collection of information can be obtained and PO 00000 OMB No.: New collection. Description: The purpose of this evaluation is to examine the implementation of the Head Start Oral Health Initiative (OHI). The Office of Head Start has funded 52 programs for OHI to improve the oral-health services to young children, from birth to five, and pregnant women. The funded programs will develop, implement, and disseminate culturally sensitive, innovative, and empirically based best practices for oral health in Head Start. The evaluation will examine information on approaches taken by the 52 individual programs and the implementation of the approaches, including challenges faced, as well as facilitating factors, and create a uniform method for collecting administrative information across all sites. Respondents: Head Start directors, staff, and teachers who are implementing OHI; community organizations that have partnered with Head Start programs implementing OHI; and parents or guardians of children who attend Head Start programs where OHI is being implemented. Annual Burden Estimates: 1.5 1.08 1.5 1.5 1 1.5 2 Total burden hours 78 10,333 24 72 80 240 384 comments may be forwarded by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Administration, Office of Information Services, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, E:\FR\FM\05JYN1.SGM 05JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 128 (Wednesday, July 5, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 38167-38168]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 06-5960]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of 
Health and Human Services.

ACTION:  Notices.

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SUMMARY: This notice announced the intention of the Agency for 
Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) allow the proposed information collection 
project: ``Eisenberg Center Voluntary Customer Survey Generic Clearance 
for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.'' In accordance 
with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 
3506(c)(2)(A)), AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed 
information collection.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by September 5, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be submitted to: Doris Lefkowitz, 
Reports Clearance Officer, AHRQ, 540 Gaither Road, Room 5036, 
Rockville, MD 20850.
    Copies of the proposed collection plans, data collection 
instruments, and specific details on the estimated burden can be 
obtained from AHRQ's Reports Clearance Officer.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Doris Lefkowitz, AHRQ, Reports 
Clearance Officer, (301) 427-1477.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Proposed Project

    ``Eisenberg Center Voluntary Customer Survey Generic Clearance for 
the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.''
    AHRQ's newly-established Eisenberg Center is an innovative effort 
aimed at improving communication of findings to a variety of audiences 
(``customers''), including consumers, clinicians, payers, and health 
care policy makers. The Eisenberg Center, one of three components of 
AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program announced in September 2005, is 
directed through a contract by the Oregon Health and Science 
University, Department of Medicine, located in Portland, Oregon. The 
Eisenberg Center intends to employ the latest survey research 
techniques to (1) determine how well its products and services are 
meeting customers' current and anticipated needs; (2) identify problem 
areas with existing products and services and determine what 
improvements should be made to improve these products and services; and 
(3) identify and develop new products and services.
    To address customer requirements and to evaluate current and future 
AHRQ products and services, the Eisenberg Center must periodically 
determine how well the Eisenberg Center products and services are 
meeting customer's' current and anticipated needs. Work conducted under 
this clearance will improve the products and services the Center 
develops for AHRQ for a three year period. The health care environment 
changes rapidly and requires a quick response from AHRQ to provide 
appropriately refined products and services. A generic clearance for 
this work will facilitate AHRQ's timely response to customers' needs.

Methods of Collection

    Participation in survey testing will be fully voluntary and non-
participation will have not affect on eligibility for, or receipt of, 
future AHRQ health services research support, on future opportunities 
to participate in research or to obtain informative research results. 
Specific estimation procedures, when used, will be described when we 
notify OMB as to actual studies conducted under the clearance.

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                                       Estimated Annual Respondent Burden
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                                                             Number of      Average hours per
                     Type of survey                         respondents          response         Total hours
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Focus groups for needs assessment......................                 30                  1                 30
Individual interviews for needs assessment.............                 50                .75               37.5
Formative focus groups for information tools...........                120                  1                120
Cognitive testing of information tools.................                500                  1                500
Clinician interview for information tools..............                160                .75                120
Decision aid laboratory testing........................                100                  1                100
Formative focus groups for decision aids...............                 60                  1                 60
Automated/web-based surveys for product evaluation.....                600               .163                 98
Telephone interviews for product evaluation............                100                  1                100
Focus groups for product evaluation....................                 20                  1                 20
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    Totals.............................................              1,740                 NA              1,186
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Estimated Costs to the Federal Government

    The maximum cost to the Federal Government is $750,000 annually for 
FY 2007, FY 2008, and FY 2009. Most of the work will be carried out 
through contracts. The costs were estimated to $200 for each face-to-
face interview, $100 for each telephone interview, $5,000 for each 
focus group, $10,000 for web-based surveys, and $20,000 for each 
laboratory testing module. Any deviation from these limits will be 
noted in reports made to OMB with respect to a particular study or 
studies conducted under the clearance.

Request for Comments

    In accordance with the above-cited legislation, comments on AHRQ's 
information collection are requested with regard to any of the 
following: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of health care information 
dissemination functions of AHRQ, including whether the information will 
have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of AHRQ's estimate of burden 
(including hours and costs) of the proposed collection(s) of 
information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of 
the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of 
the collection of information upon the respondents, including the use 
of automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology.
    Comments submitted response to this notice will be summarized and 
included in the request for OMB approval of the proposed information 
collection. All comments will become a matter of public record.

    Dated: June 23, 2006.
Carolyn M. Clancy,
Director.
[FR Doc. 06-5960 Filed 7-3-06; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4160-90-M