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Download as PDF 57562 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 186 / Thursday, September 25, 2014 / Notices will not be designed or expected to yield statistically reliable results or used as though the results are generalizable to the population of study. Feedback collected under this generic clearance provides useful information, but it does not yield data that can be generalized to the overall population. This type of generic clearance for qualitative information will not be used for quantitative information collections that are designed to yield reliably actionable results, such as monitoring trends over time or documenting program performance. Such data uses require more rigorous designs that address: the target population to which generalizations will be made, the sampling frame, the sample design (including stratification and clustering), the precision requirements or power calculations that justify the proposed sample size, the expected response rate, methods for assessing potential nonresponse bias, the protocols for data collection, and any testing procedures that were or will be undertaken prior to fielding the study. Depending on the degree of influence the results are likely to have, such collections may still be eligible for submission for other generic maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. Burden means the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose or provide information to or for a Federal agency. This includes the time needed to review instructions; to develop, acquire, install and utilize technology and systems for the purpose of collecting, validating and verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information; to train personnel and to be able to respond to a collection of information, to search data sources, to complete and review the collection of information; and to transmit or otherwise disclose the information. 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 Office of Management and Budget control number. OMB approval is requested for 3 years. There are no costs to respondents other than their time. The total estimated annualized burden hours are 4,950. mechanisms that are designed to yield quantitative results. As a general matter, information collections will not result in any new system of records containing privacy information and will not ask questions of a sensitive nature, such as sexual behavior and attitudes, religious beliefs, and other matters that are commonly considered private. Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the 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 collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (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; and (e) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Estimated annual reporting burden Annual frequency per response Number of respondents Type of collection Hours per response Total hours Conference/Training—Pre and Post Surveys .................................................. Usability Testing .............................................................................................. Focus Groups .................................................................................................. Customer Satisfaction Survey ......................................................................... In-depth Interviews or Small Discussion Group .............................................. 100 100 750 13,500 750 1 1 1 1 1 15/60 30/60 1 15/60 1 25 50 750 3,375 750 Total .......................................................................................................... 15,200 ........................ ........................ 4,950 Dated: September 18, 2014. Sarah L. Glavin, Project Clearance Liaison, Office of Science Policy, Analysis, and Communications, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health. [FR Doc. 2014–22867 Filed 9–24–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Proposed Collection; 60-day Comment Request; Office of Minority Health Research Coordination Research Training and Mentor Program Applications 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 National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health (NIH) will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects to be submitted to the Office of mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:25 Sep 24, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. Written comments and/or suggestions from the public and affected agencies are invited to address 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, E:\FR\FM\25SEN1.SGM 25SEN1 57563 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 186 / Thursday, September 25, 2014 / Notices electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Comment 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To Submit Comments and for Further Information: To obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, submit comments in writing, or request more information on the proposed project, contact: Winnie Martinez, Project Officer, 6707 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda, MD, 20892 or call non-tollfree number (301) 435–2988 or Email your request, including your address to: Winnie.Martinez@nih.gov. Formal requests for additional plans and instruments must be requested in writing. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Proposed Collection: Office of Minority Health Research Coordination post-doctoral educational level individuals into OMHRC research training and mentor programs: The Short-Term Research Experience for Underrepresented Persons (STEP–UP), the Diversity Summer Research Training Program (DSRTP) for Undergraduate Students, the NIH/NMA Program on Careers in Academic Medicine and the Network of Minority Health Research Investigators (NMRI). Identification of participants to matriculate into the program and initiatives comes from applications and related forms hosted through the NIDDK Web site. The proposed information collection activity is necessary in order to determine the eligibility and quality of potential awardees for traineeship in these programs. OMB approval is requested for 3 years. There are no costs to respondents other than their time. The total estimated annualized burden hours are 3,989. Training and Mentor Programs Applications, 0925–NEW, Existing collection in use without OMB control number, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health (NIH). Need and Use of Information Collection: In 2000, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) established the Office of Minority Health Research Coordination (OMHRC) to address the burden of diseases and disorders that disproportionately impact the health of minority populations. One of the major goals of the office is to build and sustain a pipeline of researchers from underrepresented populations in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical, and social sciences, with a focus on NIDDK mission areas. The office accomplishes this goal by administering a variety of programs and initiatives to recruit high school through ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Type of form Short-Term Research Experience for Underrepresented Persons (STEP– UP) ............................................................................................................... STEP–UP Mentor Training Form (SMTF) ....................................................... Reference Recommendation form STEP–UP, DSRTP ................................... Survey—STEP–UP Feedback Form ............................................................... Survey—Mentor Feedback Form ..................................................................... Diversity Summer Research Training Program (DSRTP) ............................... Survey—DSRTP Feedback Form .................................................................... Network of Minority Health Research Investigators (NMRI) Criteria Form ..... Survey—NMRI Feedback Form ....................................................................... Survey—NMRI Mentor Form ........................................................................... NMRI Questionnaire ........................................................................................ NIH/NMA Fellows Program on Careers in Academic Medicine (NIH/NMA) ... Survey—NIH/NMA Feedback Form ................................................................. Dated: September 5, 2014. Frank Holloman, NIDDK Project Clearance Liaison, Office of Management Policy Analysis, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, NIH. [FR Doc. 2014–22869 Filed 9–24–14; 8:45 am] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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, HHS. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

National Institutes of Health


Proposed Collection; 60-day Comment Request; Office of Minority 
Health Research Coordination Research Training and Mentor Program 
Applications

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 National Institute of 
Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), 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.
    Written comments and/or suggestions from the public and affected 
agencies are invited to address 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,

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electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology.

DATES: Comment 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To Submit Comments and for Further 
Information: To obtain a copy of the data collection plans and 
instruments, submit comments in writing, or request more information on 
the proposed project, contact: Winnie Martinez, Project Officer, 6707 
Democracy Blvd., Bethesda, MD, 20892 or call non-toll-free number (301) 
435-2988 or Email your request, including your address to: 
Winnie.Martinez@nih.gov. Formal requests for additional plans and 
instruments must be requested in writing.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Proposed Collection: Office of Minority Health Research 
Coordination Training and Mentor Programs Applications, 0925-NEW, 
Existing collection in use without OMB control number, National 
Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), 
National Institutes of Health (NIH).
    Need and Use of Information Collection: In 2000, the National 
Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) of the 
National Institutes of Health (NIH) established the Office of Minority 
Health Research Coordination (OMHRC) to address the burden of diseases 
and disorders that disproportionately impact the health of minority 
populations. One of the major goals of the office is to build and 
sustain a pipeline of researchers from underrepresented populations in 
the biomedical, behavioral, clinical, and social sciences, with a focus 
on NIDDK mission areas. The office accomplishes this goal by 
administering a variety of programs and initiatives to recruit high 
school through post-doctoral educational level individuals into OMHRC 
research training and mentor programs: The Short-Term Research 
Experience for Underrepresented Persons (STEP-UP), the Diversity Summer 
Research Training Program (DSRTP) for Undergraduate Students, the NIH/
NMA Program on Careers in Academic Medicine and the Network of Minority 
Health Research Investigators (NMRI). Identification of participants to 
matriculate into the program and initiatives comes from applications 
and related forms hosted through the NIDDK Web site. The proposed 
information collection activity is necessary in order to determine the 
eligibility and quality of potential awardees for traineeship in these 
programs.
    OMB approval is requested for 3 years. There are no costs to 
respondents other than their time. The total estimated annualized 
burden hours are 3,989.

                                        Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
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                                                                     Number of    Average burden
                  Type of form                       Number of     responses per   per response    Total annual
                                                    respondents     respondent      (in hours)      burden hour
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Short-Term Research Experience for                         2,000               1           45/60           1,500
 Underrepresented Persons (STEP-UP).............
STEP-UP Mentor Training Form (SMTF).............             200               1           15/60              50
Reference Recommendation form STEP-UP, DSRTP....            6000               1           10/60            1000
Survey--STEP-UP Feedback Form...................             200               1           30/60             100
Survey--Mentor Feedback Form....................             200               1           15/60              50
Diversity Summer Research Training Program                   100               1           45/60              75
 (DSRTP)........................................
Survey--DSRTP Feedback Form.....................              20               1           30/60              10
Network of Minority Health Research                          200               1           15/60              50
 Investigators (NMRI) Criteria Form.............
Survey--NMRI Feedback Form......................            1000               1           30/60             500
Survey--NMRI Mentor Form........................            1000               1           30/60             500
NMRI Questionnaire..............................             200               1           20/60              67
NIH/NMA Fellows Program on Careers in Academic               200               1           20/60              67
 Medicine (NIH/NMA).............................
Survey--NIH/NMA Feedback Form...................              40               1           30/60              20
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    Dated: September 5, 2014.
Frank Holloman,
NIDDK Project Clearance Liaison, Office of Management Policy Analysis, 
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, NIH.
[FR Doc. 2014-22869 Filed 9-24-14; 8:45 am]
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