Proposed Collection; 60-Day Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery (NIH), 69500-69501 [2014-27637]

Download as PDF 69500 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 225 / Friday, November 21, 2014 / Notices instruments must be requested in writing. 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. Proposed Collection: Application for Collaboration with the Therapeutic Development Branch (TDB), Division of Preclinical Innovation (DPI), National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), 0925–0658, Expiration Date 06/30/2015— EXTENSION, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences diseases. The TDB uses an application and evaluation process to select collaborators. Selected investigators provide the drug project starting points and ongoing biological/disease expertise throughout the project. The application and evaluation process is necessary to determine amount and quality of current data, select meritorious projects for adoption, and to serve as a basis for determining specific scientific gaps to be filled. OMB approval is requested for 3 years. There are no costs to respondents other than their time. The estimated annualized burden hours are 510. (NCATS), National Institutes of Health (NIH). Need and Use of Information Collection: The Therapeutic Development Branch (TDB) provides opportunities to partner with and gain access to a variety of programs delivering assay development, screening, hit-to-lead chemistry, lead optimization, chemical biology studies, drug development capabilities, expertise, and clinical/regulatory resources in a collaborative environment, with the goal of moving promising therapeutics into human clinical trials for both common and specifically rare and/or neglected ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Form name TDB Project Information Template .................................................................. Online Collaborator Solicitation (TRND) .......................................................... Online Collaborator Solicitation (BrIDGs) ........................................................ Solicitation Instructions (TRND) ....................................................................... Solicitation Instructions (BrIDGs) ..................................................................... Dated: October 29, 2014. M. Janis Mullaney, Associate Director for Administration, NCATS, NIH. [FR Doc. 2014–27636 Filed 11–20–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Proposed Collection; 60-Day Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery (NIH) Summary: The National Institutes of Health (NIH), Office of the Director (OD), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public to take this opportunity to comment on the ‘‘Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery ’’ for approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et. seq.). This collection was developed as part of a Federal Government-wide effort to streamline the process for seeking feedback from the public on service delivery. This notice announces our intent to submit this collection to OMB for approval and solicits comments on specific aspects for the proposed information collection. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:00 Nov 20, 2014 Jkt 235001 170 100 70 100 70 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: Ms. Mikia P. Currie, Program Analyst, Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration, 6705 Rockledge Drive, Suite 350, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, or call a non-toll-free number 301–435–0941 or Email your request, including your address to curriem@mail.nih.gov. Formal requests for additional plans and instruments must be requested in writing. 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. Proposed Collection: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery (NIH), 0925–0648, Expiration Date 1/31/2015, EXTENSION, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Office of the Director (OD). Need and Use of Information Collection: We are not requesting changes for this submission. The proposed information collection activity provides a means to garner qualitative customer and stakeholder feedback in an efficient, timely manner, in accordance with the Administration’s commitment to improving service delivery. By qualitative feedback we PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of responses per respondent 1 1 1 1 1 Average burden per response (in hours) Total annual burden hour 1 1 1 1 1 170 100 70 100 70 mean information that provides useful insights on perceptions and opinions. This information, however, is not statistical surveys that yield quantitative results, which can be generalized to the population of study. This feedback will provide information about the NIH’s customer or stakeholder perceptions, experiences, and expectations, provide an early warning of issues with service, or focus attention on areas where communication, training, or changes in operations might improve delivery of products or services. These collections will allow for ongoing, collaborative, and actionable communications between the NIH and its customers and stakeholders. It will also allow feedback to contribute directly to the improvement of program management. The solicitation of feedback will target areas such as: timeliness, appropriateness, accuracy of information, courtesy, efficiency of service delivery, and resolution of issues with service delivery. Responses will be assessed to plan and inform efforts to improve or maintain the quality of service offered to the public. If this information is not collected, vital feedback from customers and stakeholders on the NIH’s services will be unavailable. The NIH will only submit a collection for approval under this generic clearance if it meets the following conditions: • The collections are voluntary; E:\FR\FM\21NON1.SGM 21NON1 69501 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 225 / Friday, November 21, 2014 / Notices • The collections are low-burden for respondents (based on considerations of total burden hours, total number of respondents, or burden-hours per respondent) and are low-cost for both the respondents and the Federal Government; • The collections are noncontroversial and do not raise issues of concern to other Federal agencies; • Any collection is targeted to the solicitation of opinions from respondents who have experience with the program or may have experience with the program in the near future; • Personally identifiable information (PII) is collected only to the extent necessary and is not retained; • Information gathered will be used only internally for general service improvement and program management purposes and is not intended for release outside of the agency; • Information gathered will not be used for the purpose of substantially informing influential policy decisions; and • Information gathered will yield qualitative information; the collections 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 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, 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 4,358. 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 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 Estimated Annualized Burden Hours ESTIMATED ANNUAL REPORTING BURDEN Number of respondents Type of collection Annual frequency per response Hours per response Total hours Customer Satisfaction Surveys ....................................................................... In-Depth Interviews (IDIs) or Small Discussion Groups .................................. Focus Groups .................................................................................................. Usability and Pilot Testing ............................................................................... Conference/Training—Pre and Post Surveys ................................................. 1,000 1,000 1,000 150,000 100,000 1 1 1 1 2 30/60 90/60 90/60 5/60 10/60 500 1,500 1,500 12,525 33,333 Total .......................................................................................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ 49,358 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Dated: November 13, 2014. Lawrence A. Tabak, Principal Deputy Director, National Institutes of Health. [FR Doc. 2014–27637 Filed 11–20–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), notice is hereby given of the following meetings. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 225 (Friday, November 21, 2014)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

National Institutes of Health


Proposed Collection; 60-Day Comment Request; Generic Clearance 
for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery 
(NIH)

    Summary: The National Institutes of Health (NIH), Office of the 
Director (OD), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and 
respondent burden, invites the general public to take this opportunity 
to comment on the ``Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative 
Feedback on Agency Service Delivery '' for approval under the Paperwork 
Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et. seq.). This collection was 
developed as part of a Federal Government-wide effort to streamline the 
process for seeking feedback from the public on service delivery. This 
notice announces our intent to submit this collection to OMB for 
approval and solicits comments on specific aspects for the proposed 
information collection.
    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: Ms. Mikia 
P. Currie, Program Analyst, Office of Policy for Extramural Research 
Administration, 6705 Rockledge Drive, Suite 350, Bethesda, Maryland 
20892, or call a non-toll-free number 301-435-0941 or Email your 
request, including your address to curriem@mail.nih.gov. Formal 
requests for additional plans and instruments must be requested in 
writing.
    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.
    Proposed Collection: Generic Clearance for the Collection of 
Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery (NIH), 0925-0648, 
Expiration Date 1/31/2015, EXTENSION, National Institutes of Health 
(NIH), Office of the Director (OD).
    Need and Use of Information Collection: We are not requesting 
changes for this submission. The proposed information collection 
activity provides a means to garner qualitative customer and 
stakeholder feedback in an efficient, timely manner, in accordance with 
the Administration's commitment to improving service delivery. By 
qualitative feedback we mean information that provides useful insights 
on perceptions and opinions. This information, however, is not 
statistical surveys that yield quantitative results, which can be 
generalized to the population of study. This feedback will provide 
information about the NIH's customer or stakeholder perceptions, 
experiences, and expectations, provide an early warning of issues with 
service, or focus attention on areas where communication, training, or 
changes in operations might improve delivery of products or services. 
These collections will allow for ongoing, collaborative, and actionable 
communications between the NIH and its customers and stakeholders. It 
will also allow feedback to contribute directly to the improvement of 
program management.
    The solicitation of feedback will target areas such as: timeliness, 
appropriateness, accuracy of information, courtesy, efficiency of 
service delivery, and resolution of issues with service delivery. 
Responses will be assessed to plan and inform efforts to improve or 
maintain the quality of service offered to the public. If this 
information is not collected, vital feedback from customers and 
stakeholders on the NIH's services will be unavailable.
    The NIH will only submit a collection for approval under this 
generic clearance if it meets the following conditions:
     The collections are voluntary;

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     The collections are low-burden for respondents (based on 
considerations of total burden hours, total number of respondents, or 
burden-hours per respondent) and are low-cost for both the respondents 
and the Federal Government;
     The collections are non-controversial and do not raise 
issues of concern to other Federal agencies;
     Any collection is targeted to the solicitation of opinions 
from respondents who have experience with the program or may have 
experience with the program in the near future;
     Personally identifiable information (PII) is collected 
only to the extent necessary and is not retained;
     Information gathered will be used only internally for 
general service improvement and program management purposes and is not 
intended for release outside of the agency;
     Information gathered will not be used for the purpose of 
substantially informing influential policy decisions; and
     Information gathered will yield qualitative information; 
the collections 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 non-response 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 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, 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 4,358.

Estimated Annualized Burden Hours

                                        Estimated Annual Reporting Burden
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                                                                      Annual
               Type of collection                    Number of     frequency per     Hours per      Total hours
                                                    respondents      response        response
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Customer Satisfaction Surveys...................           1,000               1           30/60             500
In-Depth Interviews (IDIs) or Small Discussion             1,000               1           90/60           1,500
 Groups.........................................
Focus Groups....................................           1,000               1           90/60           1,500
Usability and Pilot Testing.....................         150,000               1            5/60          12,525
Conference/Training--Pre and Post Surveys.......         100,000               2           10/60          33,333
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Total.......................................  ..............  ..............  ..............          49,358
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    Dated: November 13, 2014.
Lawrence A. Tabak,
Principal Deputy Director, National Institutes of Health.
[FR Doc. 2014-27637 Filed 11-20-14; 8:45 am]
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