[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 97 (Thursday, May 19, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 28994-28995]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-12375]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

National Institutes of Health


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; A Generic Submission 
for Formative Research, Pre-Testing, Stakeholder Measures and Advocate 
Forms at NCI

    Summary: Under the provisions of Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the National Cancer Institute (NCI), 
the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has submitted to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) a request for review and approval of the 
information collection listed below. This proposed information 
collection was previously published in the Federal Register on March 
15, 2011 (76 FR 14034) and allowed 60-days for public comment. No 
comments were received. The purpose of this notice is to allow an 
additional 30 days for public comment. The National Institutes of 
Health may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required 
to respond to, an information collection that has been extended, 
revised, or implemented on or after October 1, 1995, unless it displays 
a currently valid OMB control number.
    Proposed Collection: Title: A Generic Submission for Formative 
Research, Pre-testing, Stakeholder Measures and Advocate Forms at NCI. 
Type of Information Collection Request: New. Need and Use of 
Information Collection: In order to carry out NCI's legislative 
mandate, the Office of Advocacy Relations (OAR) disseminates cancer-
related information to a variety of stakeholders, seeks their input and 
feedback, and facilitates collaboration between the Institute and these 
external partners to advance NCI's authorized programs. It is 
beneficial for NCI, through the OAR, to pretest strategies, concepts, 
activities and materials while they are under development. 
Additionally, administrative forms may be part of this generic 
submission since they are a necessary part of collecting demographic 
information and areas of interest for advocates. Pre-testing, or 
formative evaluation, helps ensure that the products and services 
developed by NCI have the greatest capacity of being received, 
understood, and accepted by their target audiences. Since OAR is

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responsible for matching advocates to NCI programs and initiatives 
across the cancer continuum, it necessary to measure the satisfaction 
of both internal and external stakeholders with this collaboration. 
This customer satisfaction research helps ensure the relevance, 
utility, and appropriateness of the many initiatives and products that 
OAR and NCI produce. The OAR will use a variety of qualitative (focus 
groups, interviews) and quantitative (paper, phone, in-person, and web 
surveys) methodologies to conduct this research, allowing NCI to: (1) 
Understand characteristics (attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors) of the 
intended target audience and use this information in the development of 
effective strategies, concepts, activities; (2) use a feedback loop to 
help refine, revise, and enhance OAR's efforts--ensuring that they have 
the greatest relevance, utility, appropriateness, and impact for/to 
target audiences; and (3) expend limited program resource dollars 
wisely and effectively. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Affected 
Public: Individuals or households; Businesses or other for profit; Not-
for-profit institutions and organizations; Federal Government; State, 
Local, or Tribal Government. Type of Respondents: Adult cancer research 
advocates; members of the public; health care professionals; 
organizational representatives. Table 1 outlines the estimated burden 
hours required for a three-year approval of this generic submission. 
There are no Capital Costs, Operating Costs, and/or Maintenance Costs 
to report.

                               Table 1--Estimate of Burden Hours Over Three Years
                                            [For generic submissions]
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                                                                                Average time
            Survey/instrument                 Number of       Frequency of      per response      Annual burden
                                             respondents        response       (minutes/hour)         hours
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Self-Administered Post-Activity                      3,600                 1       20/60 (.33)             1,200
 Questionnaires.........................
Other Self-Administered Questionnaires               1,800                 1       60/60 (1.0)             1,800
 and Forms..............................
Individual In-Depth Interviews..........               225                 1       60/60 (1.0)               225
Focus Group Interviews..................               300                 1       90/60 (1.5)               450
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    Totals..............................             5,925  ................  ................             3,675
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    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 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.
    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 Attention: NIH Desk Officer, Office of Management and 
Budget at [email protected] or by fax to 202-395-6974. To 
request more information on the proposed project, contact Shannon Bell, 
Director of Office of Advocacy Relations (OAR), NCI, NIH, 31 Center 
Drive, Bldg. 31, Room 10A28, MSC 2580, Bethesda, MD 20892, call non-
toll-free number 301-451-3393 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: May 13, 2011.
Vivian Horovitch-Kelley,
NCI Project Clearance Liaison, National Institutes of Health.
[FR Doc. 2011-12375 Filed 5-18-11; 8:45 am]
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