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[FR Doc. 2014–30450 Filed 12–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4164–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Proposed Collection; 60-Day Comment Request; Responsibility of Applicants for Promoting Objectivity in Research for Which Public Health Service (PHS) Funding Is Sought 42 CFR Part 50 Subpart F and Responsible Prospective Contractors 45 CFR Part 94 (OD) 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 Office of the Director (OD), National Institutes of Health (NIH), will publish SUMMARY: mail.nih.gov. Formal requests for additional plans and instruments must be requested in writing. 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. Proposed Collection: Title: Responsibility of Applicants for Promoting Objectivity in Research for which Public Health Service (PHS) Funding is Sought 42 CFR part 50 Subpart F and Responsible Prospective Contractors 45 CFR part 94 OMB# 0925– 0417, Expiration Date: 02/2015, EXTENSION, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Office of the Director (OD). Need and Use of Information Collection: This is a request for OMB Approval for an extension of the information collection and recordkeeping requirements contained in the final rule 42 CFR part 50, subpart F and 45 CFR part 94. The purpose of these regulations is to promote objectivity in research by requiring institutions to establish standards that provide a reasonable expectation that the design, conduct, and reporting of research funded under PHS grants, cooperative agreements and contracts will be free from bias resulting from Investigator financial conflicts of interest. OMB approval is requested for an extension of 3 years. There are operating costs and/or maintenance costs per response. The total estimated annualized burden hours are 676,130. 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 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) 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, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. 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. Kathy Hancock, Assistant Grants Compliance Officer, Division of Grants Compliance and Oversight, Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration (OPERA), 6705 Rockledge Drive, Room 3523, Bethesda, MD 20892, or call nontoll-free number (301) 435–1962, or Email your request, including your address to: FCOICompliance@ ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of responses per respondent Number of respondents Type of respondent based on applicable section of regulation Average burden per response (in hours) Total annual burden hour Reporting mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Initial Reports under 42 CFR 50.605(b)(1) and (b)(3) or 45 CFR 94.5(b)(1) and (b)(3) from Awardee Institutions ........................................................... Subsequent Reports under 42 CFR 50.605(a)(3)(iii) and (b)(2) or 45 CFR 94.5(a)(iii) and (b)(2) from Awardee Institutions .......................................... Mitigation Reports under 45 CFR 94.5(a)(3)(iii) and (b)(2) from Awardee Institutions ....................................................................................................... Annual Report under 42 CFR 50.605(b)(4) or 45 CFR 94.5(b)(4) from Awardee Institution ....................................................................................... Subsequent Reports under 42 CFR 60.606(a) or 45 CFR 94.6(a) from Awardee Institution ....................................................................................... 950 1 2 1,900 50 1 2 100 5 1 2 10 950 1 1 950 20 1 10 200 2,000 1 4 8,000 3,000 38,000 2,000 1 1 1 81 30/60 6 243,000 19,000 12,000 Record Keeping Under 42 CFR 50.604(i) or 45 CFR 94.4(i) from Awardee Institutions .......... Disclosure Under 42 CFR 50.604(a) or 45 CFR 94.4(a) for Investigators ....................... Under 42 CFR 50.604(b) or 45 CFR 94.4(b) for Investigators ....................... Under 42 CFR 50.604(b) or 45 CFR 94.4(b) for Institutions .......................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:42 Dec 29, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1 78453 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 249 / Tuesday, December 30, 2014 / Notices ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS—Continued Number of respondents Type of respondent based on applicable section of regulation Under Under Under Under Under Under Under Under Under Under Under Under Under Under 42 42 42 42 42 42 42 42 42 42 42 42 42 42 CFR CFR CFR CFR CFR CFR CFR CFR CFR CFR CFR CFR CFR CFR 50.604(c)(1) or 45 CFR 94(c)(1) from Sub-recipients ............ 50.604(d) or 45 CFR 94.4(d) Institutions ................................ 50.604(e)(1) or 45 CFR 94.4(e)(1) for Investigators .............. 50.604(e)(2) or 45 CFR 94.4(e)(2) for Investigators .............. 50.604(e)(3) or 45 CFR 94.4(e)(3) for Investigators .............. 50.604(f) or 45 CFR 94.4(f) for Institutions ............................ 50.605(a)(1) or 45 CFR 94.5(a)(1) for Institutions .................. 50.605(a)(3) or 45 CFR 94.5(a)(3) for Institutions .................. 50.605(a)(3)(i) or 45 CFR 94.5(a)(3)(i) for Institutions ........... 50.605(a)(3)(ii) or 45 CFR 94.5(a)(3)(ii) for Institutions .......... 50.605(a)(3)(iii) or 45 CFR 94.5(a)(3)(iii) for Institutions ........ 50.605(a)(4) or 45 CFR 94.5(a)(4) for Institutions .................. 50.605(a)(5) or 45 CFR 94.5(a)(5) for Institutions .................. 50.606(c) or 45 CFR 94.6(c) for Institutions ........................... Dated: December 17, 2014. Lawrence Tabak, Deputy Director, Office of the Director, NIH. [FR Doc. 2014–30355 Filed 12–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Proposed Collection; 60-Day Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery (NINR) As part of a Federal Government-wide effort to streamline the process to seek feedback from the public on service delivery, the National Institute of Nursing Research has submitted a Generic Information Collection Request (Generic ICR): ‘‘Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery’’ to OMB for approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). 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: Dr. Rebecca Hawes, Division of Science Policy and Public Liaison, NINR, NIH, Democracy One, 6701 Democracy Blvd., Suite 710, Bethesda, MD 20892, by phone at (301) 594–0791 or email your request, including your address to: hawesr@ mail.nih.gov. Formal requests for additional plans and instruments must be requested in writing. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:42 Dec 29, 2014 Jkt 235001 500 3,000 38,000 38,000 950 2,000 2,000 500 50 50 50 950 2,000 50 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, 0925–0653, Expiration Date 3/31/2015, EXTENSION, National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR). Need and Use of Information Collection: There are no changes being requested for this submission. The information collection activity will continue 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, but are not statistical surveys that yield quantitative results that can be generalized to the population of study. This feedback will provide insights into 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 Agency and its customers and stakeholders. It will also allow feedback to contribute directly to the improvement of program management. Improving agency programs requires ongoing assessment of service delivery, by which we mean systematic review of the operation of a program compared to a set of explicit or implicit standards, as a means of contributing to the PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of responses per respondent 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Average burden per response (in hours) 1 1 4 1 30/60 1 82 3 80 80 1 12 5 30/60 Total annual burden hour 500 3,000 152,000 38,000 475 2,000 164,000 1,500 4,000 4,000 50 11,400 10,000 45 continuous improvement of the program. The Agency will collect, analyze, and interpret information gathered through this generic clearance to identify strengths and weaknesses of current services and make improvements in service delivery based on feedback. 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 Agency’s services will be unavailable. NINR will only submit a collection for approval under this generic clearance if it meets the following conditions: • The collections are voluntary; • 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; E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

National Institutes of Health


Proposed Collection; 60-Day Comment Request; Responsibility of 
Applicants for Promoting Objectivity in Research for Which Public 
Health Service (PHS) Funding Is Sought 42 CFR Part 50 Subpart F and 
Responsible Prospective Contractors 45 CFR Part 94 (OD)

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 Office of the Director (OD), 
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 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) 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, electronic, mechanical, or other 
technological collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology.
    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. Kathy 
Hancock, Assistant Grants Compliance Officer, Division of Grants 
Compliance and Oversight, Office of Policy for Extramural Research 
Administration (OPERA), 6705 Rockledge Drive, Room 3523, Bethesda, MD 
20892, or call non-toll-free number (301) 435-1962, or Email your 
request, including your address to: FCOICompliance@mail.nih.gov. Formal 
requests for additional plans and instruments must be requested in 
writing.

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.
    Proposed Collection: Title: Responsibility of Applicants for 
Promoting Objectivity in Research for which Public Health Service (PHS) 
Funding is Sought 42 CFR part 50 Subpart F and Responsible Prospective 
Contractors 45 CFR part 94 OMB# 0925-0417, Expiration Date: 02/2015, 
EXTENSION, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Office of the Director 
(OD).
    Need and Use of Information Collection: This is a request for OMB 
Approval for an extension of the information collection and 
recordkeeping requirements contained in the final rule 42 CFR part 50, 
subpart F and 45 CFR part 94. The purpose of these regulations is to 
promote objectivity in research by requiring institutions to establish 
standards that provide a reasonable expectation that the design, 
conduct, and reporting of research funded under PHS grants, cooperative 
agreements and contracts will be free from bias resulting from 
Investigator financial conflicts of interest.
    OMB approval is requested for an extension of 3 years. There are 
operating costs and/or maintenance costs per response. The total 
estimated annualized burden hours are 676,130.

                                        Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
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                                                                     Number of    Average burden
 Type of respondent based on applicable section      Number of     responses per   per response    Total annual
                  of regulation                     respondents     respondent      (in hours)      burden hour
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                                                    Reporting
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Initial Reports under 42 CFR 50.605(b)(1) and                950               1               2           1,900
 (b)(3) or 45 CFR 94.5(b)(1) and (b)(3) from
 Awardee Institutions...........................
Subsequent Reports under 42 CFR                               50               1               2             100
 50.605(a)(3)(iii) and (b)(2) or 45 CFR
 94.5(a)(iii) and (b)(2) from Awardee
 Institutions...................................
Mitigation Reports under 45 CFR 94.5(a)(3)(iii)                5               1               2              10
 and (b)(2) from Awardee Institutions...........
Annual Report under 42 CFR 50.605(b)(4) or 45                950               1               1             950
 CFR 94.5(b)(4) from Awardee Institution........
Subsequent Reports under 42 CFR 60.606(a) or 45               20               1              10             200
 CFR 94.6(a) from Awardee Institution...........
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                                                 Record Keeping
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Under 42 CFR 50.604(i) or 45 CFR 94.4(i) from              2,000               1               4           8,000
 Awardee Institutions...........................
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                                                   Disclosure
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Under 42 CFR 50.604(a) or 45 CFR 94.4(a) for               3,000               1              81         243,000
 Investigators..................................
Under 42 CFR 50.604(b) or 45 CFR 94.4(b) for              38,000               1           30/60          19,000
 Investigators..................................
Under 42 CFR 50.604(b) or 45 CFR 94.4(b) for               2,000               1               6          12,000
 Institutions...................................

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Under 42 CFR 50.604(c)(1) or 45 CFR 94(c)(1)                 500               1               1             500
 from Sub-recipients............................
Under 42 CFR 50.604(d) or 45 CFR 94.4(d)                   3,000               1               1           3,000
 Institutions...................................
Under 42 CFR 50.604(e)(1) or 45 CFR 94.4(e)(1)            38,000               1               4         152,000
 for Investigators..............................
Under 42 CFR 50.604(e)(2) or 45 CFR 94.4(e)(2)            38,000               1               1          38,000
 for Investigators..............................
Under 42 CFR 50.604(e)(3) or 45 CFR 94.4(e)(3)               950               1           30/60             475
 for Investigators..............................
Under 42 CFR 50.604(f) or 45 CFR 94.4(f) for               2,000               1               1           2,000
 Institutions...................................
Under 42 CFR 50.605(a)(1) or 45 CFR 94.5(a)(1)             2,000               1              82         164,000
 for Institutions...............................
Under 42 CFR 50.605(a)(3) or 45 CFR 94.5(a)(3)               500               1               3           1,500
 for Institutions...............................
Under 42 CFR 50.605(a)(3)(i) or 45 CFR                        50               1              80           4,000
 94.5(a)(3)(i) for Institutions.................
Under 42 CFR 50.605(a)(3)(ii) or 45 CFR                       50               1              80           4,000
 94.5(a)(3)(ii) for Institutions................
Under 42 CFR 50.605(a)(3)(iii) or 45 CFR                      50               1               1              50
 94.5(a)(3)(iii) for Institutions...............
Under 42 CFR 50.605(a)(4) or 45 CFR 94.5(a)(4)               950               1              12          11,400
 for Institutions...............................
Under 42 CFR 50.605(a)(5) or 45 CFR 94.5(a)(5)             2,000               1               5          10,000
 for Institutions...............................
Under 42 CFR 50.606(c) or 45 CFR 94.6(c) for                  50               1           30/60              45
 Institutions...................................
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    Dated: December 17, 2014.
Lawrence Tabak,
Deputy Director, Office of the Director, NIH.
[FR Doc. 2014-30355 Filed 12-29-14; 8:45 am]
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