[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 149 (Wednesday, August 4, 2010)]
[Pages 46946-46947]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-19160]



National Institutes of Health

Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Assessing the Long-Term 
Impacts of the John E. Fogarty International Center's Research and 
Training Programs

    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 John E. 
Fogarty International Center, the 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.

Proposed Collection

    Title: Assessing the Long-Term Impacts of the John E. Fogarty 
International Center's Research and Training Programs.
    Type of Information Collection Request: New collection.
    Need and Use of Information Collection: This study will inform 
investment decisions and strategies employed by the Fogarty 
International Center for the purpose of strengthening biomedical 
research capacity in low and middle income countries. The primary 
objective of the study is to develop detailed case studies of the long-
term impacts of Fogarty's research and training programs on educational 
institutions located in low and middle income countries. The findings 
will provide valuable information concerning return on the Center's 
investments over the past twenty years and effective strategies for 
promoting research capacity development in the future.
    Frequency of Response: Once.
    Affected Public: Individuals.
    Type of Respondents: Current and former NIH grantees; Current and 
former NIH trainees in countries of interest; Leaders and 
administrators at institutions of interest; Policy-makers and 
scientific leaders in countries of interest.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 105 per institution; total of 10 
institutions over five years.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Average Burden Hours per Response: 1 hour for interview 
participants; 2 hours for focus group participants.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours Requested: 290, and the 
annualized cost to respondents is estimated at $4,841.

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    There are no Capital Costs to report. There are no Operating or 
Maintenance Costs to report.

                                     Number of
                                   respondents/      Number of       Number of    Average burden     Estimated
                                   participants    institutions    responses per     hours per     total annual
                                        per          per year       respondent       response      burden hours
                                    institution                                                      requested
Interviews with US-based                      20               2               1               1              40
 principal investigators........
Focus groups with selected                    40               2               1               2             160
 trainees and follow-on survey..
Interviews with university                     4               2               1               1               8
Interviews with trainees........              13               2               1               1              26
Interviews with foreign grantees              20               2               1               1              40
Interviews with foreign policy-                8               2               1               1              16
 makers/scientific leaders......
    Total.......................             105  ..............  ..............  ..............             290

    Request for Comments: 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 functions 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.
    Direct Comments to OMB: Written comments and/or suggestions 
regarding the item(s) contained in this notice, especially regarding 
the estimated public burden and associated response time, should be 
directed to the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Regulatory 
Affairs, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 
20503, Attention: Desk Officer for NIH. To request more information on 
the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans 
and instruments, contact Dr. Linda Kupfer, Fogarty International 
Center, National Institutes of Health, 16 Center Drive, Bethesda, MD 
20892, or call non-toll-free number 301-496-3288, or e-mail your 
request, including your address to: [email protected].
    Comments Due Date: Comments regarding this information collection 
are best assured of having their full effect if received within 30 days 
of the date of this publication.

    Dated: July 22, 2010.
Timothy J. Tosten,
Executive Officer, John E. Fogarty International Center, National 
Institutes of Health.
[FR Doc. 2010-19160 Filed 8-3-10; 8:45 am]