[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 195 (Friday, October 7, 2011)]
[Pages 62421-62422]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-26043]



National Institutes of Health

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; A Generic Submission 
for Theory Development and Validation (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 August 
2, 2011 (76 FR 46307) and allowed 60-days for public comment. No public 
comment 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 Theory 
Development and Validation (NCI). Type of Information Collection 
Request: NEW. Need and Use of Information Collection: In order to carry 
out NCI's legislative mandate to conduct and support research with 
respect to the causes and prevention of cancer, it is beneficial for 
NCI, through initiatives in the Behavioral Research Program (BRP), to 
conduct and support behavioral research informed by and informing 
theory. Formative research in the area of theory development and 
validation would provide the basis for developing effective cancer 
prevention and control strategies, allow for a better understanding of 
theoretical constructs that influence decisions and actions related to 
cancer, and ultimately contribute to reducing the U.S. cancer burden. 
Data collections that result from this generic clearance would inform 
and clarify the use of theory in BRP-supported initiatives and funding 
announcements. Specifically, this research would allow NCI to conduct 
research to: (1) Identify psychological, biobehavioral, demographic, 
and individual difference predictors of cancer prevention and control 
behaviors and outcomes; (2) Develop and refine integrative theories; 
(3) Identify and observe theoretical and innovative trends in cancer 
prevention and control research; and (4) Determine feasibility and 
usefulness of collaborative and multidisciplinary approaches to cancer 
prevention and control. Frequency of Response: Will be determined by 
each project. Affected Public: Individuals or households; Businesses or 
other for profit; Not-for-profit institutions; Federal Government; 
State, Local, or Tribal Government. Type of Respondents: Members of the 
public including, but not limited to health professionals, physicians, 
and researchers. Table 1 outlines the estimated burden hours and cost 
required for a three-year approval of this generic submission.

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                             Table A.12-1--Estimates of Burden Hours for Three Years
                                                 [Generic Study]
                                                                                   Average time
               Type of respondents                   Number of     Frequency of    per response    Total burden
                                                    respondents      response     (minutes/hour)       hours
General Public..................................           2,000               1           15/60             500
Physicians......................................           6,000               1           30/60           3,000
Health Professionals............................           1,000               1           60/60           1,000
Researchers.....................................           1,000               1           90/60           1,500
    Total.......................................          11,500  ..............  ..............           6,000

    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 or to obtain a copy of 
the data collection plans and instruments, contact Richard P. Moser, 
Ph.D., Science of Research and Technology Branch, Behavioral Research 
Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National 
Cancer Institute/NIH, 6130 Executive Blvd., Rockville, MD 20892, call 
non-toll-free number 301-496-0273 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: October 3, 2011.
Vivian Horovitch-Kelley,
NCI Project Clearance Liaison, National Institutes of Health.
[FR Doc. 2011-26043 Filed 10-6-11; 8:45 am]