Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; The Effectiveness of the NIH Curriculum Supplements Programs and Career Resources, 76668 [E8-29815]

Download as PDF 76668 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 243 / Wednesday, December 17, 2008 / Notices [FR Doc. E8–29952 Filed 12–16–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–01–S DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; The Effectiveness of the NIH Curriculum Supplements Programs and Career Resources Summary: Under the provisions of section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Director, Office of Science Policy, Office of Science Education, National Institutes of Health has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for review and approval of the information collection listed below. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on September 23, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 185, page 54840) and allowed 60-days for public comment. One comment was received. The purpose of this notice is to allow 30 days for public comment. The National Institutes of Health may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection that has been extended, revised, or implemented on or after October 1, 1995, unless it displays a currently valid OMB number. Proposed Collection Title: The Effectiveness of the NIH Curriculum Supplements Programs and Career Resources. Information Collection Request: Reinstatement. Need and Use of Information Collection: The survey will attempt to assess customer demographics and their satisfaction with the NIH curriculum supplements in presenting science in a more engaging and interactive way. The supplements help K–12 educators teach science by featuring the latest NIH research and utilized research-based instructional methods. A typical supplement contains two weeks of student activities on the science behind a health topic, such as cancer, sleep or Type of respondent: Survey title Number of respondents obesity. Web-based simulations, animations and experiments enhance the ‘‘pencil and paper’’ activities. In addition to developing and distributing the supplements, OSE conducts professional workshops to help teachers successfully implement these lessons with their students. Since January 2000, over 6,000 teachers have attended an OSE workshop. OSE also develops a series of videos, Women Are Scientists, that aim to excite middle school students on careers in the health sciences. Assessing the effectiveness of the NIH curriculum supplements, teacher workshops, and career resources is critical to determining if OSE is successfully fulfilling its mission. OSE has the database infrastructure in place to easily collect data from supplement and career video requesters and workshop attendees. At present, we do not have clearance to contact our customers to determine how NIH resources are meeting their educational needs. Burden Table Frequency of response Average time per response (hours) Hour burden per year (hours) Supplement requestor ..................................................................................... Career video requestor .................................................................................... Workshop Teacher: initial survey .................................................................... Workshop Teacher: in-depth survey ................................................................ 16,000 1,500 2,000 200 1 1 1 1 0.17 0.17 0.17 0.5 910 85 117 34 Totals ........................................................................................................ 19,700 a a 1,146 pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES a N/A. 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) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (3) 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. Direct Comments to OMB: Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) contained in this notice, especially regarding the estimated public burden and associated response time, should be directed to the: Office of Management and Budget, Office of Regulatory Affairs, OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov or by VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:58 Dec 16, 2008 Jkt 217001 fax to 202–395–6974, Attention: Desk Officer for NIH. To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, contact: Dr. David Vannier, National Institutes of Health, Office of Science Education, 6100 Executive Boulevard, Suite 3E01, Bethesda, MD 20892, or call 301–496– 8741, or e-mail your request including your address to vannierd@od.nih.gov. Comments Due Date: Comments regarding this information collection are best assured of having their full effect if received within 30 days of the date of this publication. Dated: December 4, 2008. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

National Institutes of Health


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; The Effectiveness of 
the NIH Curriculum Supplements Programs and Career Resources

    Summary: Under the provisions of section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Director, Office of 
Science Policy, Office of Science Education, National Institutes of 
Health has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a 
request for review and approval of the information collection listed 
below. This proposed information collection was previously published in 
the Federal Register on September 23, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 185, page 
54840) and allowed 60-days for public comment. One comment was 
received. The purpose of this notice is to allow 30 days for public 
comment. The National Institutes of Health may not conduct or sponsor, 
and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information 
collection that has been extended, revised, or implemented on or after 
October 1, 1995, unless it displays a currently valid OMB number.
    Proposed Collection Title: The Effectiveness of the NIH Curriculum 
Supplements Programs and Career Resources.
    Information Collection Request: Reinstatement.
    Need and Use of Information Collection: The survey will attempt to 
assess customer demographics and their satisfaction with the NIH 
curriculum supplements in presenting science in a more engaging and 
interactive way. The supplements help K-12 educators teach science by 
featuring the latest NIH research and utilized research-based 
instructional methods. A typical supplement contains two weeks of 
student activities on the science behind a health topic, such as 
cancer, sleep or obesity. Web-based simulations, animations and 
experiments enhance the ``pencil and paper'' activities. In addition to 
developing and distributing the supplements, OSE conducts professional 
workshops to help teachers successfully implement these lessons with 
their students. Since January 2000, over 6,000 teachers have attended 
an OSE workshop. OSE also develops a series of videos, Women Are 
Scientists, that aim to excite middle school students on careers in the 
health sciences. Assessing the effectiveness of the NIH curriculum 
supplements, teacher workshops, and career resources is critical to 
determining if OSE is successfully fulfilling its mission. OSE has the 
database infrastructure in place to easily collect data from supplement 
and career video requesters and workshop attendees. At present, we do 
not have clearance to contact our customers to determine how NIH 
resources are meeting their educational needs.

Burden Table

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                                                                                   Average time     Hour burden
        Type of respondent: Survey title             Number of     Frequency of    per response      per year
                                                    respondents      response         (hours)         (hours)
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Supplement requestor............................          16,000               1            0.17             910
Career video requestor..........................           1,500               1            0.17              85
Workshop Teacher: initial survey................           2,000               1            0.17             117
Workshop Teacher: in-depth survey...............             200               1             0.5              34
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    Totals......................................          19,700             \a\             \a\          1,146
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\a\ N/A.

    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) ways 
to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be 
collected; and (3) 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.
    Direct Comments to OMB: Written comments and/or suggestions 
regarding the item(s) contained in this notice, especially regarding 
the estimated public burden and associated response time, should be 
directed to the: Office of Management and Budget, Office of Regulatory 
Affairs, OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov or by fax to 202-395-6974, 
Attention: Desk Officer for NIH. To request more information on the 
proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and 
instruments, contact: Dr. David Vannier, National Institutes of Health, 
Office of Science Education, 6100 Executive Boulevard, Suite 3E01, 
Bethesda, MD 20892, or call 301-496-8741, or e-mail your request 
including your address to vannierd@od.nih.gov.
    Comments Due Date: Comments regarding this information collection 
are best assured of having their full effect if received within 30 days 
of the date of this publication.

    Dated: December 4, 2008.
David Vannier,
Office of Science Education, National Institutes of Health.
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