Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 73077-73078 [2014-28776]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 236 / Tuesday, December 9, 2014 / Notices Darius Taylor, Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–28705 Filed 12–8–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4150–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Office of the Secretary Findings of Misconduct in Science Office of the Secretary, HHS. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice is hereby given that the Office of Research Integrity (ORI) has taken final action in the following case: Kaushik Deb, Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia: Based upon the evidence and findings of an investigation report by the University of Missouri-Columbia (UM) transmitted to the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Research Integrity (ORI) and additional analysis conducted by ORI in its oversight review, ORI found that Dr. Kaushik Deb, former Postdoctoral Fellow, Life Sciences Center, UM, engaged in misconduct in science in research that was supported by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH), grants 2 R01 HD021896 and 5 R01 HD042201–05 and National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), NIH, grant 5 R01 RR013438–07. ORI found that the Respondent intentionally, knowingly, and recklessly fabricated and falsified data reported in the following published paper: • Deb, K., Sivarguru, M., Yong, H., & Roberts, R.M. ‘‘Cdx2 gene expression and trophectoderm lineage specification in mouse embryos.’’ Science 311:992– 996, 2006 (hereafter referred to as ‘‘Science 311’’); this paper was retracted on July 27, 2007 An earlier version of Science 311 had been previously submitted to Nature on or about June 24, 2005 (hereafter referred to as ‘‘Nature #1’’). It was revised and resubmitted to Nature on or about August 24, 2005, and ultimately was rejected by Nature on September 14, 2005 (hereafter referred to as ‘‘Nature #2’’). Specifically, ORI finds by a preponderance of the evidence that the Respondent engaged in misconduct in science by intentionally, knowingly, and recklessly: 1. Falsifying and/or fabricating three panels of data in Figure 1 (Figures 1C, 1D, and 1E) in Science 311 and in rljohnson on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:40 Dec 08, 2014 Jkt 235001 Nature #1 and Nature #2, by photomanipulating confocal fluorescent images to falsely represent three-, four-, and six-cell embryos, thereby supporting the paper’s central premise that cells derived from a late-dividing blastomere would be positive for a transcription factor, Cdx2, while the cells derived from a leading blastomere would be Cdx2 negative 2. using photo-manipulation to falsify and fabricate at least 13 panels of confocal image data in Figures 2, 3, and S2, including Figures 2K, 2L, 2Q, 2R, 2V, 2X, 3G, 3H, 3I, S2s, S2t, S2u, and 2W, in Science 311 and in corresponding figures in Nature #1 and Nature #2 so that these images falsely supported the central premise in Science 311 that Cdx2-expressing cells were peripherally located in the embryo 3. falsifying Figures 2G, 3J, 3L, S2V, S2X, S6I, S6J, and S6K in Science 311, Figures 2A, 2C, S4v, and S4x in Nature #1, and Figures 2G, 3I, 3J, and 3K in Nature #2 by reusing and re-labelling the same image to represent different embryos and different experimental conditions 4. falsifying Figure 4 in Science 311 and corresponding figures submitted in Nature #1 and Nature #2 to falsely illustrate that the first dividing cell of a two-cell mouse embryo will ultimately differentiate into the trophoblast; specifically, Respondent: • Falsely colored and photomanipulated a single bright-phase image of a three-cell embryo to make it appear as four separate embryos that had been differentially injected with TRD • falsely colored and photomanipulated a four-cell embryo to make TRD appear distinctly located in the lagging cell and in its descendent cell, when the actual embryo contained diffuse staining within the sub-zonal, extracellular space • photomanipulated a damaged, nonviable two-cell embryo to make it appear viable • re-used, falsely colored, and relabeled seven images from an unrelated experiment to falsely represent a time lapse course of eight different images 5. falsifying Figures 5K, 5L, 5N, and 5O in Science 311 by photomanipulating a single confocal image to falsely represent four different images at two different stages of embryonic development. The images also were presented as Figures 4k, 4l, 4n, and 4o in Nature #1. PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 73077 The Respondent failed to take responsibility for the fabrication and falsification described in ORI’s findings. The following administrative actions have been implemented for a period of three (3) years, beginning on November 17, 2014: (1) Respondent is debarred from any contracting or subcontracting with any agency of the United States Government and from eligibility for, or involvement in, nonprocurement programs of the United States Government referred to as ‘‘covered transactions’’ pursuant to HHS’ Implementation (2 CFR part 376 et seq) of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Guidelines to Agencies on Governmentwide Debarment and Suspension, 2 CFR part 180 (collectively the ‘‘Debarment Regulations’’); and (2) Respondent is prohibited 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. Acting Director, Office of Research Integrity, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 750, Rockville, MD 20852, (240) 453–8800. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Donald Wright, Acting Director, Office of Research Integrity. [FR Doc. 2014–28859 Filed 12–8–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4150–31–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Title: Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES). OMB No.: 0970–0151. Description: The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is proposing to collect data for a new round of the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES). Featuring a new ‘‘Core Plus’’ study design, FACES will provide data on a set of key indicators, including information for performance measures. The design allows for more rapid and frequent data reporting (Core studies) and serves as a vehicle for studying more complex issues and topics in greater detail and with increased efficiency (Plus studies). E:\FR\FM\09DEN1.SGM 09DEN1 73078 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 236 / Tuesday, December 9, 2014 / Notices The FACES Core study will assess the school readiness skills of Head Start children, survey their parents, and ask their Head Start teachers to rate children’s social and emotional skills. In addition, FACES will include observations in Head Start classrooms, and program director, center director, and teacher surveys. FACES Plus studies include additional survey content of policy or programmatic interest, and may include additional programs or respondents beyond those participating in the Core FACES study. Previous notices provided the opportunity for public comment on the proposed Head Start program recruitment and center selection process (FR V. 78, pg. 75569 12/12/2013; FR V. 79, pg. 8461 02/12/2014) and the childlevel data collection (FR V. 79, pg. 11445 02/28/2014; FR V. 79; pg. 27620 5/14/2014). This 30-day notice describes the planned data collection activities for spring 2015. Classroom sampling information collection, parent supplement survey content, and teacher, program director, and center director surveys for the Core study are included in this information collection request. Additionally, parent and staff interviews are included for FACES Plus studies. Methods for Core data collection involve returning to 60 programs visited in fall 2014, where we will conduct previously approved activities of child assessments, parent surveys, and Teacher Child Reports. An additional 240 Head Start centers in 120 Head Start programs will be visited to sample classrooms. Field enrollment specialists (FES) will request a list of all Head Start-funded classrooms from Head Start staff. Across all 180 programs, 720 teachers, 180 program directors, and 360 center directors will complete surveys about the Head Start classroom or program and their own background using the Web or paper-and-pencil forms. Two Plus studies are also planned in spring 2015. First, a topical module on family engagement will be conducted in the 60 programs participating in childlevel data collection. All parents will complete a 5-minute spring supplement to the parent survey about parent-staff relationship and communication and community support. All teachers will complete a 5-minute Plus survey about parent-staff relationships (FPTRQ) as part of the core teacher survey. A subsample of Head Start parents (n=360) and Family Service Staff (n=180) will be interviewed on parent involvement in Head Start and program outreach and engagement practices. Interviews will take about one-hour and will be conducted by phone using paper-andpencil guides. Second, within the 120 programs participating in classroomonly-level data collection, 480 classroom teachers will complete a new measure of program functioning (5EEarly Ed) to examine its reliability and validity for future FACES use. The purpose of the Core data collection is to support the 2007 reauthorization of the Head Start program (P.L. 110–134), which calls for periodic assessments of Head Start’s quality and effectiveness. As additional information collection activities are fully developed, in a manner consistent with the description provided in the 60day notice (79 FR 11445) and prior to use, we will submit these materials for a 30-day public comment period under the Paperwork Reduction Act. Respondents: Parents of Head Start children, Head Start teachers and Head Start staff. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES—CURRENT INFORMATION COLLECTION REQUEST Total number of respondents Instrument Annual number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hour per response Estimated annual burden hours 360 2,400 720 180 360 120 800 240 60 120 1 1 1 1 1 0.17 0.08 0.50 0.50 0.42 20 64 120 30 50 360 180 60 360 180 120 60 20 120 60 1 1 1 1 1 1.00 1.00 0.17 0.17 0.17 120 60 3 20 10 480 160 1 0.33 53 240 80 1 0.08 6 Total .............................................................................. rljohnson on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Classroom sampling form from Head Start staff ................. Head Start spring parent supplement survey ...................... Head Start core teacher survey ........................................... Head Start core program director survey ............................ Head Start core center director survey ............................... Head Start parent qualitative interview (Family Engagement) ................................................................................ Head Start staff qualitative interview (FSS Engagement) ... Head Start staff (FSS) roster form ...................................... Head Start parent engagement interview consent form ...... Head Start staff engagement interview consent form ......... Early care and education providers survey for Plus study (5E-Early Ed Pilot) ............................................................ Early care and education providers survey for Plus study (FPTRQ) ........................................................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 556 Additional Information: Copies of the proposed collection may be obtained by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 370 L’Enfant Promenade SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. Email address: OPREinfocollection@acf.hhs.gov. OMB Comment: OMB is required to make a decision concerning the VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:40 Dec 08, 2014 Jkt 235001 collection of information between 30 and 60 days after publication of this document in the Federal Register. Therefore, a comment is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent directly to the following: Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project, Fax: OIRA_ SUBMISSION@OMB.EOP.GOV, Attn: PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Desk Officer for the Administration for Children and Families. Naomi Goldstein, Director, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation; Administration for Children and Families. [FR Doc. 2014–28776 Filed 12–8–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–22–P E:\FR\FM\09DEN1.SGM 09DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Title: Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES).
    OMB No.: 0970-0151.
    Description: The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation 
(OPRE), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department 
of Health and Human Services (HHS), is proposing to collect data for a 
new round of the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey 
(FACES). Featuring a new ``Core Plus'' study design, FACES will provide 
data on a set of key indicators, including information for performance 
measures. The design allows for more rapid and frequent data reporting 
(Core studies) and serves as a vehicle for studying more complex issues 
and topics in greater detail and with increased efficiency (Plus 
studies).

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    The FACES Core study will assess the school readiness skills of 
Head Start children, survey their parents, and ask their Head Start 
teachers to rate children's social and emotional skills. In addition, 
FACES will include observations in Head Start classrooms, and program 
director, center director, and teacher surveys. FACES Plus studies 
include additional survey content of policy or programmatic interest, 
and may include additional programs or respondents beyond those 
participating in the Core FACES study.
    Previous notices provided the opportunity for public comment on the 
proposed Head Start program recruitment and center selection process 
(FR V. 78, pg. 75569 12/12/2013; FR V. 79, pg. 8461 02/12/2014) and the 
child-level data collection (FR V. 79, pg. 11445 02/28/2014; FR V. 79; 
pg. 27620 5/14/2014). This 30-day notice describes the planned data 
collection activities for spring 2015. Classroom sampling information 
collection, parent supplement survey content, and teacher, program 
director, and center director surveys for the Core study are included 
in this information collection request. Additionally, parent and staff 
interviews are included for FACES Plus studies.
    Methods for Core data collection involve returning to 60 programs 
visited in fall 2014, where we will conduct previously approved 
activities of child assessments, parent surveys, and Teacher Child 
Reports. An additional 240 Head Start centers in 120 Head Start 
programs will be visited to sample classrooms. Field enrollment 
specialists (FES) will request a list of all Head Start-funded 
classrooms from Head Start staff. Across all 180 programs, 720 
teachers, 180 program directors, and 360 center directors will complete 
surveys about the Head Start classroom or program and their own 
background using the Web or paper-and-pencil forms.
    Two Plus studies are also planned in spring 2015. First, a topical 
module on family engagement will be conducted in the 60 programs 
participating in child-level data collection. All parents will complete 
a 5-minute spring supplement to the parent survey about parent-staff 
relationship and communication and community support. All teachers will 
complete a 5-minute Plus survey about parent-staff relationships 
(FPTRQ) as part of the core teacher survey. A subsample of Head Start 
parents (n=360) and Family Service Staff (n=180) will be interviewed on 
parent involvement in Head Start and program outreach and engagement 
practices. Interviews will take about one-hour and will be conducted by 
phone using paper-and-pencil guides. Second, within the 120 programs 
participating in classroom-only-level data collection, 480 classroom 
teachers will complete a new measure of program functioning (5E-Early 
Ed) to examine its reliability and validity for future FACES use.
    The purpose of the Core data collection is to support the 2007 
reauthorization of the Head Start program (P.L. 110-134), which calls 
for periodic assessments of Head Start's quality and effectiveness. As 
additional information collection activities are fully developed, in a 
manner consistent with the description provided in the 60-day notice 
(79 FR 11445) and prior to use, we will submit these materials for a 
30-day public comment period under the Paperwork Reduction Act.
    Respondents: Parents of Head Start children, Head Start teachers 
and Head Start staff.

                         Annual Burden Estimates--Current Information Collection Request
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                                                                     Number of    Average burden     Estimated
           Instrument              Total number    Annual number   responses per     hour per      annual burden
                                  of respondents  of respondents    respondent       response          hours
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Classroom sampling form from                 360             120               1            0.17              20
 Head Start staff...............
Head Start spring parent                   2,400             800               1            0.08              64
 supplement survey..............
Head Start core teacher survey..             720             240               1            0.50             120
Head Start core program director             180              60               1            0.50              30
 survey.........................
Head Start core center director              360             120               1            0.42              50
 survey.........................
Head Start parent qualitative                360             120               1            1.00             120
 interview (Family Engagement)..
Head Start staff qualitative                 180              60               1            1.00              60
 interview (FSS Engagement).....
Head Start staff (FSS) roster                 60              20               1            0.17               3
 form...........................
Head Start parent engagement                 360             120               1            0.17              20
 interview consent form.........
Head Start staff engagement                  180              60               1            0.17              10
 interview consent form.........
Early care and education                     480             160               1            0.33              53
 providers survey for Plus study
 (5E-Early Ed Pilot)............
Early care and education                     240              80               1            0.08               6
 providers survey for Plus study
 (FPTRQ)........................
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    Total.......................  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............             556
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    Additional Information: Copies of the proposed collection may be 
obtained by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, 
Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 370 L'Enfant Promenade 
SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. All 
requests should be identified by the title of the information 
collection. Email address: OPREinfocollection@acf.hhs.gov.
    OMB Comment: OMB is required to make a decision concerning the 
collection of information between 30 and 60 days after publication of 
this document in the Federal Register. Therefore, a comment is best 
assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of 
publication. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed 
information collection should be sent directly to the following: Office 
of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project, Fax: 
OIRA_SUBMISSION@OMB.EOP.GOV, Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration 
for Children and Families.

Naomi Goldstein,
Director, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation; Administration 
for Children and Families.
[FR Doc. 2014-28776 Filed 12-8-14; 8:45 am]
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