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Proposed Collection: Title: Reinstatement of Generic Clearance for Voluntary Partners and Customers E:\FR\FM\17APN1.SGM 17APN1 20928 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 75 / Thursday, April 17, 2008 / Notices Satisfaction Surveys: Reinstatement: The information collected in these surveys will be used by the Center for Scientific Review management and personnel: (1) To assess the quality of the modified operations and processes now used by CSR to review grant applications; (2) To assess the quality of service provided by CSR to our customers; (3) To enable identification of the most promising biomedical research that will have the greatest impact on improving public health by using a peer review process that is fair, unbiased from outside influence, timely, and (4) To develop new modes of operation based on customer need and customer feedback about the efficacy of implemented modifications. These surveys, which will be both quantitative and qualitative, are designed to assess the quality of services we provide to our major external customers. Customers include the research scientists who submit applications for grant funding to NIH. Those grant applications are reviewed and ranked by the grant scientific peer review study groups’ members and chairs. These surveys will almost certainly lead to quality improvement activities that will enhance and/or streamline CSR’s operations. Our partners include current grant scientific peer review study groups’ members and chairs. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Affected Public: Scientific peer review study groups’ members and chairs, grant applicants, other members of the research community. Type of Respondents: Adult scientific professionals. ESTIMATES OF ANNUALIZED HOUR BURDEN Annual number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Annual average burden per response (hours) Focus Groups .............................................................................................. Mail/telephone/e-mail Surveys ..................................................................... 75 5,000 1 1 2.5 0.25 Annual Total ......................................................................................... 5,075 sroberts on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES Instrument/activity Request For Comments: Written comments and/or suggestions from the public and affected agencies are invited on one or more of the following points: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the function of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. For Further Information Contact: To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, contact Dr. Andrea Kopstein, Director of Planning, Analysis, and Evaluation, Center for Scientific Review, NIH, Room 3030, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892–7776, or call non-toll-free number (301) 435–1133 or E-mail your request, including your address to: kopsteina@csr.nih.gov. Comments Due Date: Comments regarding this information collection are best assured of having their full effect if received within 60 days of the date of this publication. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:08 Apr 16, 2008 Jkt 214001 Dated: April 7, 2008. Andrea Kopstein, Director of Planning, Analysis, and Evaluation. [FR Doc. E8–8230 Filed 4–16–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Government-Owned Inventions; Availability for Licensing National Institutes of Health, Public Health Service, HHS. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 75 (Thursday, April 17, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 20927-20928]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-8230]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

National Institutes of Health


Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Reinstatement of Generic 
Clearance for Partners and Customers Satisfaction Surveys

    Summary: In compliance with the requirement of section 
3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, for opportunity 
for public comment on proposed data collection projects, the Center for 
Scientific Review (CSR), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will 
publish periodic summaries of proposed projects. To request more 
information or to obtain a copy of the information collection plans, 
call the CSR Director of Planning, Analysis, and Evaluation on 301-435-
1133.
    Proposed Collection: Title: Reinstatement of Generic Clearance for 
Voluntary Partners and Customers

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Satisfaction Surveys: Reinstatement: The information collected in these 
surveys will be used by the Center for Scientific Review management and 
personnel: (1) To assess the quality of the modified operations and 
processes now used by CSR to review grant applications; (2) To assess 
the quality of service provided by CSR to our customers; (3) To enable 
identification of the most promising biomedical research that will have 
the greatest impact on improving public health by using a peer review 
process that is fair, unbiased from outside influence, timely, and (4) 
To develop new modes of operation based on customer need and customer 
feedback about the efficacy of implemented modifications. These 
surveys, which will be both quantitative and qualitative, are designed 
to assess the quality of services we provide to our major external 
customers. Customers include the research scientists who submit 
applications for grant funding to NIH. Those grant applications are 
reviewed and ranked by the grant scientific peer review study groups' 
members and chairs. These surveys will almost certainly lead to quality 
improvement activities that will enhance and/or streamline CSR's 
operations. Our partners include current grant scientific peer review 
study groups' members and chairs.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Affected Public: Scientific peer review study groups' members and 
chairs, grant applicants, other members of the research community.
    Type of Respondents: Adult scientific professionals.

                                       Estimates of Annualized Hour Burden
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                                                                                 Annual average    Total burden
                                                  Annual number     Number of      burden per       hours per
              Instrument/activity                of respondents   responses per     response          annual
                                                                   respondent        (hours)        collection
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Focus Groups...................................              75               1            2.5             187.5
Mail/telephone/e-mail Surveys..................           5,000               1            0.25          1,250
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    Annual Total...............................           5,075  ..............  ..............          1,437.5
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    Request For Comments: Written comments and/or suggestions from the 
public and affected agencies are invited on one or more of the 
following points: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the function of the agency, 
including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) The 
accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed 
collection of information, including the validity of the methodology 
and assumptions used; (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and 
clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Ways to minimize 
the burden of the collection of information on those who are to 
respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, 
mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms 
of information technology.
    For Further Information Contact: To request more information on the 
proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and 
instruments, contact Dr. Andrea Kopstein, Director of Planning, 
Analysis, and Evaluation, Center for Scientific Review, NIH, Room 3030, 
6701 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892-7776, or call non-toll-free 
number (301) 435-1133 or E-mail your request, including your address 
to: kopsteina@csr.nih.gov.
    Comments Due Date: Comments regarding this information collection 
are best assured of having their full effect if received within 60 days 
of the date of this publication.

    Dated: April 7, 2008.
Andrea Kopstein,
Director of Planning, Analysis, and Evaluation.
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