National Eye Institute; Notice of Closed Meeting, 66975 [2016-23452]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 189 / Thursday, September 29, 2016 / Notices (19) Submitted software must not require or make use of any network capabilities. (20) Submitted software must be section 508 compliant. For example, it must be possible to run all functions using a keyboard, the software must include a well-defined indicator of current program focus, any results provided in image format must also be available in text, and color coding shall not be used as the only means of conveying information. For more details refer to section 36 CFR 1194.21. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES IV. Registration Process Beginning on September 28, 2016, visit https://www.challenge.gov/ challenge/Statistical-Software-forHealthcare-Oversight/ and follow the instructions provided. V. Submission Requirements Submissions must be entered electronically using the challenge.gov Web site https://www.challenge.gov/ challenge/Statistical-Software-forHealthcare-Oversight/ and must contain each of the following elements. (1) Executable software that replicates the four target RAT–STATS functions: Single Stage Random Numbers, Unrestricted Attribute Appraisal, Unrestricted Variable Appraisal, and the Stratified Variable Appraisal. (2) Source code for the executable that is both human- and machine-readable. The source code can be written in any programming language(s) as long as the requirements of this notice are met. The source code must be commented sufficiently so that another user can understand the underlying operation of the code. (3) A text file written in English documenting and explaining any noncosmetic differences between the submission and the original RAT– STATS software. (4) A text file written in English summarizing the changes required to add additional RAT–STATS functions to the submission. (5) A text file written in English documenting all software licenses associated with the source code used as part of the project. The text file must describe the nature of each individual license and their overall compatibility. (6) A one-page text file written in English that contains the following: a. Names and email addresses of the team captain and all team members. b. A five or more character identifier for the entry that is used as a prefix in the names of all of the team’s submitted files. c. A brief description of the submission. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:51 Sep 28, 2016 Jkt 238001 VI. Prize Award Details The first five submissions that meet all of the requirements outlined in this Notice will receive $3,000. In addition, if a submission is selected to serve as the foundation for the new version of RAT–STATS, then that submission will receive an additional $25,000. The names of the winners will be posted on OIG Web sites. In addition, all winners will be notified via email at the email addresses provided in their prize submissions. Prizes awarded under this Challenge will be paid by electronic funds transfer and may be subject to Federal income taxes. OIG will comply with U.S. Internal Revenue Service withholding and reporting requirements, where applicable. To select a winner, OIG will first review submissions in the order in which they are received to determine their suitability for judging and eligibility to win the prize. An eligible submission must comply with all rules and requirements outlined in this Federal Register notice. Submissions that meet the initial eligibility requirements will proceed to the next phase in the judging process, which will assess the submissions based on their ability to replicate RAT–STATS output for 60 test datasets. The 60 test cases will be the same for all submissions. Ten of these test cases will be made available to the public at the start of the Challenge at https:// oig.hhs.gov/compliance/rat-stats/prize/. The submissions will also be reviewed during this phase to ensure that the steps required to add additional modules are reasonable and fully documented. The first five eligible submissions that comply with the rules of this Notice, follow the detailed submission instructions, are complete, and are able to fully replicate RAT–STATS on the 60 target cases will each be declared a finalist. Once five finalists have been identified, no further applications will be reviewed even if they are submitted prior to the May 15, 2017, 5:00 p.m. EST deadline. Moreover, the contest will end on May 15, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. EST even if fewer than five finalists have been selected. The replacement for RAT–STATS will be voted on by 12 HHS/OIG Office of Audit Services (OAS) statistical specialists. The finalist with the greatest number of votes will be selected as the replacement for RAT–STATS and will receive the overall prize. Each statistical specialist will be given a 2-week period to review the submissions and to vote on the submission that he or she would PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 66975 prefer to use in the future. The instructions for the voting will be as follows: ‘‘Please review the operation of the following software packages and select one that you would prefer to use in the future for selecting and analyzing your statistical samples.’’ In the case of a tie, the OAS lead statistician will serve as the tie-breaking vote. Dated: September 20, 2016. Daniel R. Levinson, Inspector General. [FR Doc. 2016–23124 Filed 9–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4152–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health National Eye Institute; Notice of Closed Meeting 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 meeting. The meeting will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended. The grant applications and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Name of Committee: National Eye Institute Special Emphasis Panel; NEI Institutional Training Grant Applications. Date: October 24, 2016. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: Hilton Garden Inn Bethesda, 7301 Waverly Street, Bethesda, MD 20814. Contact Person: Anne E. Schaffner, Ph.D., Chief, Scientific Review Branch, Division of Extramural Research, National Eye Institute, 5635 Fishers Lane, Suite 1300, MSC 9300, Bethesda, MD 20892–9300, (301) 451–2020, aes@nei.nih.gov. (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.867, Vision Research, National Institutes of Health, HHS) Dated: September 23, 2016. Natasha M. Copeland, Program Analyst, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. 2016–23452 Filed 9–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P E:\FR\FM\29SEN1.SGM 29SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

National Institutes of Health


National Eye Institute; Notice of Closed Meeting

    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 
meeting.
    The meeting will be closed to the public in accordance with the 
provisions set forth in sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 
U.S.C., as amended. The grant applications and the discussions could 
disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as 
patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals 
associated with the grant applications, the disclosure of which would 
constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.

    Name of Committee: National Eye Institute Special Emphasis 
Panel; NEI Institutional Training Grant Applications.
    Date: October 24, 2016.
    Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications.
    Place: Hilton Garden Inn Bethesda, 7301 Waverly Street, 
Bethesda, MD 20814.
    Contact Person: Anne E. Schaffner, Ph.D., Chief, Scientific 
Review Branch, Division of Extramural Research, National Eye 
Institute, 5635 Fishers Lane, Suite 1300, MSC 9300, Bethesda, MD 
20892-9300, (301) 451-2020, aes@nei.nih.gov.

(Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.867, 
Vision Research, National Institutes of Health, HHS)

    Dated: September 23, 2016.
Natasha M. Copeland,
Program Analyst, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy.
[FR Doc. 2016-23452 Filed 9-28-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4140-01-P