Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Collection of Nominations for Candidates To Serve on the Food and Drug Administration's Advisory Committees
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the Agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), Federal Agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the Agency's process for collecting nominations of candidates to serve on FDA's advisory committees.
Advisory Committee Nominations; Modification To Process for Collecting and Posting Curricula Vitae
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA, Agency, or we) is modifying the process by which we collect and post curricula vitae (CVs) of advisory committee members so that the CVs will be posted to our Web site without removing or redacting any information. Posting CVs without removing or redacting any information will increase the transparency of FDA's selection of officials who serve on advisory committees, and will ensure greater public access to the qualifications of advisory committee members on an ongoing basis. Because advisory committee members are best situated to determine whether there is confidential information in their CVs, this modified collection and posting process will conserve FDA resources because FDA personnel will no longer be responsible for reviewing and redacting the CVs.