Proposed Information Collection (Veterans, Researchers, and IRB Members Experiences With Recruitment Restrictions); Comment Request, 65452 [2013-25859]

Download as PDF 65452 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 211 / Thursday, October 31, 2013 / Notices NEW (Neck (Cervical Spine) Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire).’’ DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [OMB Control No. 2900–NEW] Title: (Neck (Cervical Spine) Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire). Disability Benefits Questionnaire, VA Form 21–0960M–13. OMB Control Number: 2900—NEW ((Neck (Cervical Spine) Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire). Type of Review: New data collection. Abstract: The VA Form 21–0960M– 13, Neck (Cervical Spine) Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire, will be used for disability compensation or pension claims which require an examination and/or receiving private medical evidence that may potentially be sufficient for rating purposes. The form will be used to gather necessary information from a claimant’s treating physician regarding the results of medical examination and related to the claimant’s diagnosis of a cervical spine condition. VA will gather medical information related to the claimant that is necessary to adjudicate the claim for VA disability benefits. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on June 17, 2013, at pages 36306–36307. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Estimated Annual Burden: 37,500. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 45 minutes. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Number of Respondents: 50,000. Dated: October 28, 2013. By direction of the Secretary. Crystal Rennie, VA Clearance Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2013–25941 Filed 10–30–13; 8:45 am] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 8320–01–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:21 Oct 30, 2013 Jkt 232001 Proposed Information Collection (Veterans, Researchers, and IRB Members Experiences With Recruitment Restrictions); Comment Request Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed new collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments for information needed conduct a study to examine whether current VA Institutional Review Board (IRB) policies pose barriers to recruitment of research study subjects and to explore Veterans views on recruitment procedures. SUMMARY: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before December 30, 2013. DATES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov; or to Cynthia Harvey-Pryor, Veterans Health Administration (10B4), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420 or email: cynthia.harvey-pryor@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–NEW (Veterans, Researchers, and IRB Members Experiences with Recruitment Restrictions)’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia Harvey-Pryor at (202) 461–5870 or Fax (202) 495–5397. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13; 44 U.S.C. ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00189 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 3501–21), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. This request for comment is being made pursuant to Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA. With respect to the following collection of information, VHA invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of VHA’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of VHA’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (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 respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology. Title: Veterans, Researchers, and IRB Members Experiences with Recruitment Restrictions. OMB Control Number: 2900—NEW (Veterans, Researchers, and IRB Members Experiences with Recruitment Restrictions). Type of Review: New collection. Abstracts: The VHA Office of Research Development has launched a Research Best Practices initiative to study ways to improve the conduct of research within the VA. All study data will be analyzed by the investigators using qualitative research methods to understand Veterans’ preferences on research recruitment methods. The data will be published in peer-review medical literature and presented at the HSR&D national meeting, if accepted for such. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Annual Burden: 192. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 120 minutes. Frequency of Response: Once. Estimated Number of Respondents: 96. Dated: October 28, 2013. By direction of the Secretary. Crystal Rennie, VA Clearance Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2013–25859 Filed 10–30–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P E:\FR\FM\31OCN1.SGM 31OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

[OMB Control No. 2900-NEW]


Proposed Information Collection (Veterans, Researchers, and IRB 
Members Experiences With Recruitment Restrictions); Comment Request

AGENCY: Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Department of 
Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment 
on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under 
the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are 
required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each 
proposed collection of information, including each proposed new 
collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the 
notice. This notice solicits comments for information needed conduct a 
study to examine whether current VA Institutional Review Board (IRB) 
policies pose barriers to recruitment of research study subjects and to 
explore Veterans views on recruitment procedures.

DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection 
of information should be received on or before December 30, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information 
through the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at 
www.Regulations.gov; or to Cynthia Harvey-Pryor, Veterans Health 
Administration (10B4), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont 
Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420 or email: cynthia.harvey-pryor@va.gov. 
Please refer to ``OMB Control No. 2900-NEW (Veterans, Researchers, and 
IRB Members Experiences with Recruitment Restrictions)'' in any 
correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed 
online through FDMS.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia Harvey-Pryor at (202) 461-5870 
or Fax (202) 495-5397.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13; 44 
U.S.C. 3501-21), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office 
of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they 
conduct or sponsor. This request for comment is being made pursuant to 
Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA.
    With respect to the following collection of information, VHA 
invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information 
is necessary for the proper performance of VHA's functions, including 
whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy 
of VHA's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of 
information; (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 respondents, including through the use 
of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of 
information technology.
    Title: Veterans, Researchers, and IRB Members Experiences with 
Recruitment Restrictions.
    OMB Control Number: 2900--NEW (Veterans, Researchers, and IRB 
Members Experiences with Recruitment Restrictions).
    Type of Review: New collection.
    Abstracts: The VHA Office of Research Development has launched a 
Research Best Practices initiative to study ways to improve the conduct 
of research within the VA. All study data will be analyzed by the 
investigators using qualitative research methods to understand 
Veterans' preferences on research recruitment methods. The data will be 
published in peer-review medical literature and presented at the HSR&D 
national meeting, if accepted for such.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 192.
    Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 120 minutes.
    Frequency of Response: Once.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 96.

    Dated: October 28, 2013.

    By direction of the Secretary.
Crystal Rennie,
VA Clearance Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs.
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