Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Comment Request, 75120-75121 [E8-29202]

Download as PDF 75120 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 238 / Wednesday, December 10, 2008 / Notices (Agreement) in which he has voluntarily agreed, for a period of three (3) years, beginning on November 19, 2008: (1) That any institution that submits an application for PHS support for a research project on which the Respondent’s participation is proposed or that uses the Respondent in any capacity on PHS-supported research, or that submits a report of PHS-funded research in which the Respondent is involved, must concurrently submit a plan for monitoring of the Respondent’s research to the funding agency and ORI for approval; the monitoring plan must be designed to ensure the scientific integrity of the Respondent’s research contribution; Respondent agreed that he will not participate in any PHSsupported research until such a monitoring plan is submitted to ORI and the funding agency; (2) That Respondent will ensure that any institution employing him will submit to ORI, in conjunction with each application for PHS funds or report, manuscript, or abstract of PHS-funded research in which the Respondent is involved, a certification that the data provided by the Respondent are based on actual experiments or are otherwise legitimately derived, and that the data analyses, procedures, and methodology are accurately reported in the application or report; Respondent must ensure that the institution sends a copy of each certification to ORI; and (3) To exclude himself 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 a consultant or contractor to PHS. Respondent also voluntarily agreed that within 30 days of the effective date of this Agreement: (4) He will submit a letter to the journal editor, with copies to his coauthors, identifying his falsification of Figures 3 and/or 4 in the following article: Venters et al. ‘‘A New Mechanism of Neurodegeneration: A Proinflammatory Cytokine Inhibits Receptor Signaling by a Survival Peptide.’’ Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 96:9879–9884, 1999. 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. E8–29203 Filed 12–9–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4150–31–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources And Services Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Comment Request In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects (section 3506(c)(2)(A) of Title 44, United States Code, as amended by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Pub. L. 104–13), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) publishes periodic summaries of proposed projects being developed for submission to OMB under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and draft instruments, call the HRSA Reports Clearance Officer on (301) 443–1129. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection 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 on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Proposed Project: Health Centers Patient Survey—(NEW) The Health Center program supports Community Health Centers (CHCs), Migrant Health Centers (MHCs), Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) projects, and Public Housing Primary Care (PHPC) programs. Health Centers (HCs) receive grants from HRSA to provide primary and preventive health care services to medically underserved populations. The proposed Patient Survey will collect in-depth information about HC patients, their health status, the reasons they seek care at HCs, their diagnoses, the services they utilize at HCs and elsewhere, the quality of those services, and their satisfaction with the care they receive, through personal interviews of a stratified random sample of HC patients. Interviews are planned to take approximately 1 hour and six minutes each. The Patient Survey builds on previous periodic User-Visit Surveys which were conducted to learn about the process and outcomes of care in CHCs and HCH projects. The original questionnaires were derived from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) and the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS) conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). Conformance with the NHIS and NHAMCS allowed comparisons between these NCHS surveys and the previous CHC and HCH User-Visit Surveys. The new Patient Survey was developed using a questionnaire methodology similar to that used in the past, and will also potentially allow some longitudinal comparisons for CHCs and HCH projects with the previous User-Visit survey data, including monitoring of process outcomes over time. In addition, this survey will include interviews of patients drawn from migrant populations and from residents of public housing, populations not included in the previous surveys. The estimated response burden for the survey is as follows: SURVEY Number of respondents mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Type of respondent; activity involved Responses per respondent Total number of responses Burden per response (hours) Total hour burden Grantee/Site Recruitment and Site Training .. Patient Recruitment ........................................ Patient Survey 4526 ....................................... 115 5658 4526 3 1 1 345 5658 4526 3.75 .167 1.1 1294 945 4979 Total ......................................................... 5773 ............................ 10529 .............................. 7218 VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:49 Dec 09, 2008 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\10DEN1.SGM 10DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 238 / Wednesday, December 10, 2008 / Notices E-mail comments to paperwork@hrsa.gov or mail the HRSA Reports Clearance Officer, Room 10–33, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. Wendy Ponton, Director, Office of Management. [FR Doc. E8–29202 Filed 12–9–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Proposed Collection: Comment Request; Revision of OMB No. 0925– 0001/exp. 1/30/10, ‘‘Research and Research Training Grant Applications and Related Forms’’ 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 Office of Extramural Research, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects to be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. Proposed Collection: Title: Research and Research Training Grant Applications and Related Forms. Type of Information Collection Request: Revision, OMB 0925–0001, Expiration Date 11/30/10. Form Numbers: PHS 398, 2590, 2271, 3734 and HHS 568. Need and Use of Information Collection: The application is used by applicants to request Federal assistance for research and research-related training. The other related forms are used for trainee appointment, final invention reporting, and to relinquish rights to a research grant. Frequency of response: Applicants may submit applications for published receipt dates. If awarded, annual progress is reported and trainees may be appointed or reappointed. Affected Public: Individuals or Households; Business or other for-profit; Not-for-profit institutions; Federal Government; and State, Local or Tribal Government. Type of Respondents: Adult scientific professionals. The annual reporting burden is as follows: Estimated Number of Respondents: 160,135; Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1; Average Burden Hours per Response: 14; and VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:49 Dec 09, 2008 Jkt 217001 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours Requested: 2,251,500. The estimated annualized cost to respondents is $78,802,500. 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 Ms. Mikia Currie, Division of Grants Policy, Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration, NIH, Rockledge 1 Building, Room 3505, 6705 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892–7974, or call non-toll-free number 301–435– 0941, or E-mail your request, including your address to: [curriem@od.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: December 4, 2008. Joe Ellis, Director, OPERA, OER, National Institutes of Health. [FR Doc. E8–29147 Filed 12–9–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Government-Owned Inventions; Availability for Licensing AGENCY: National Institutes of Health, Public Health Service, HHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The inventions listed below are owned by an agency of the U.S. Government and are available for licensing in the U.S. in accordance with PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 75121 35 U.S.C. 207 to achieve expeditious commercialization of results of federally-funded research and development. Foreign patent applications are filed on selected inventions to extend market coverage for companies and may also be available for licensing. ADDRESSES: Licensing information and copies of the U.S. patent applications listed below may be obtained by writing to the indicated licensing contact at the Office of Technology Transfer, National Institutes of Health, 6011 Executive Boulevard, Suite 325, Rockville, Maryland 20852–3804; telephone: 301/ 496–7057; fax: 301/402–0220. A signed Confidential Disclosure Agreement will be required to receive copies of the patent applications. Discovery of Novel Pharmacophores Inhibiting the Growth of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Description of Technology: Tuberculosis (TB) caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis infects roughly one third of the world population and approximately 8 million people develop TB annually. The emergence of multi-drug resistant (MDR) and extensively drug-resistant (XDR) TB strains highlight the need for new drugs against TB. The inventions described herein are small molecules with drug-like properties that inhibit the growth of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The compounds were discovered utilizing high-throughput screening of a 101,000 compound library. Three hundred active compounds inhibit Mycobacterium tuberculosis growth by 90% or greater in in vitro assays with MIC values ranging from 1.6 to less than 0.1 micrograms/ml, and showing minimal toxicity in tissue culture cells. Structure similarity analyses of the compounds reveal 44 chemical clusters representing 250 active compounds. Applications: Treatment of TB infections. Advantages: Novel drug candidates against TB. Development Status: In vitro data can be provided upon request. Market: TB therapeutics. Inventors: Robert C. Goldman (NIAID) et al. Publications: Manuscript in preparation. Patent Status: U.S. Provisional Application No. 61/092,710 filed 28 Aug 2008 (HHS Reference No. E–310– 2008/0–US–01). Licensing Status: Available for exclusive or non-exclusive licensing. Licensing Contact: Kevin W. Chang, Ph.D.; 301–435–5018; changke@mail.nih.gov. E:\FR\FM\10DEN1.SGM 10DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 238 (Wednesday, December 10, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 75120-75121]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-29202]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources And Services Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: 
Comment Request

    In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public 
comment on proposed data collection projects (section 3506(c)(2)(A) of 
Title 44, United States Code, as amended by the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995, Pub. L. 104-13), the Health Resources and Services 
Administration (HRSA) publishes periodic summaries of proposed projects 
being developed for submission to OMB under the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995. To request more information on the proposed project or to 
obtain a copy of the data collection plans and draft instruments, call 
the HRSA Reports Clearance Officer on (301) 443-1129.
    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information shall have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection 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 on respondents, 
including through the use of automated collection techniques or other 
forms of information technology.

Proposed Project: Health Centers Patient Survey--(NEW)

    The Health Center program supports Community Health Centers (CHCs), 
Migrant Health Centers (MHCs), Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) 
projects, and Public Housing Primary Care (PHPC) programs. Health 
Centers (HCs) receive grants from HRSA to provide primary and 
preventive health care services to medically underserved populations.
    The proposed Patient Survey will collect in-depth information about 
HC patients, their health status, the reasons they seek care at HCs, 
their diagnoses, the services they utilize at HCs and elsewhere, the 
quality of those services, and their satisfaction with the care they 
receive, through personal interviews of a stratified random sample of 
HC patients. Interviews are planned to take approximately 1 hour and 
six minutes each.
    The Patient Survey builds on previous periodic User-Visit Surveys 
which were conducted to learn about the process and outcomes of care in 
CHCs and HCH projects. The original questionnaires were derived from 
the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) and the National Hospital 
Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS) conducted by the National 
Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). Conformance with the NHIS and 
NHAMCS allowed comparisons between these NCHS surveys and the previous 
CHC and HCH User-Visit Surveys. The new Patient Survey was developed 
using a questionnaire methodology similar to that used in the past, and 
will also potentially allow some longitudinal comparisons for CHCs and 
HCH projects with the previous User-Visit survey data, including 
monitoring of process outcomes over time. In addition, this survey will 
include interviews of patients drawn from migrant populations and from 
residents of public housing, populations not included in the previous 
surveys.
    The estimated response burden for the survey is as follows:

                                                                         Survey
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  Type of
respondent;                                                       Responses  per    Total number of     Burden per
  activity                  Number of respondents                   respondent         responses         response      Total hour burden
  involved                                                                                                (hours)
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 Grantee/     115..............................................                 3               345              3.75           1294
   Site
 Recruitmen
 t and Site
 Training
 Patient      5658.............................................                 1              5658              .167            945
 Recruitmen
      t
 Patient     4526..............................................                 1              4526               1.1           4979
 Survey
   4526
            --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Total..   5773.............................................  ................             10529  ................           7218
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    E-mail comments to paperwork@hrsa.gov or mail the HRSA Reports 
Clearance Officer, Room 10-33, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, 
Rockville, MD 20857. Written comments should be received within 60 days 
of this notice.

Wendy Ponton,
Director, Office of Management.
[FR Doc. E8-29202 Filed 12-9-08; 8:45 am]
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