[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 202 (Wednesday, October 19, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Page 64954]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-27063]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

National Institutes of Health


Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Grantee Outcomes and 
Satisfaction

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 National Institute of 
Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), 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: DERT Extramural Grantee Data 
Collection. Type of Information Collection Request: New. Need and Use 
of Information Collection: In order to make informed management 
decisions about its research programs and to demonstrate the outputs, 
outcomes and impacts of its research programs NIEHS will collect, 
analyze and report on data from extramural grantees who are currently 
receiving funding or who have received funding in the past on topics 
such as: (1) Key scientific outcomes achieved through the research and 
the impact on the field of environmental health science; (2) 
Contribution of research findings to program goals and objectives; (3) 
Satisfaction with the program support received; (4) Challenges and 
benefits of the funding mechanism used to support the science; and (5) 
Emerging research areas and gaps in the research.
    Information gained from this primary data collection will be used 
in conjunction with data from grantee progress reports and 
presentations at grantee meetings to inform internal programs and new 
funding initiatives. Outcome information to be collected includes 
measures of agency-funded research resulting in dissemination of 
findings, investigator career development, grant-funded knowledge and 
products, commercial products and drugs, laws, regulations and 
standards, guidelines and recommendations, information on patents and 
new drug applications and community outreach and public awareness 
relevant to extramural research funding and emerging areas of research. 
Satisfaction information to be collected includes measures of 
satisfaction with the type of funding or program management mechanism 
used, challenges and benefits with the program support received, and 
gaps in the research. Frequency of Response: Once per grantee, per 
NIEHS research portfolio. Affected Public: Current or past NIEHS 
grantees. Type of Respondents: Principal Investigators with current or 
past NIEHS research or training grants. The annual reporting burden is 
as follows: Estimated Number of Respondents: 600 over 3 years; 
Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1; Average Burden Hours 
per Response: .5; and Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours Requested: 
100. The annualized cost to respondents is estimated at: Approximately 
$17. There are no Capital Costs to report. There are no Operating or 
Maintenance Costs to report.
    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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on the 
proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and 
instruments, contact Dr. Kristianna Pettibone, Evaluator, Program 
Analysis Branch, NIEHS, NIH, 530 Davis Dr., Room 3055, Morrisville, NC 
20560, or call non-toll-free number (919) 541-7752 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 60 days 
of the date of this publication.

     Dated: October 5, 2011.
Joellen M. Austin,
NIEHS, Associate Director for Management.
[FR Doc. 2011-27063 Filed 10-18-11; 8:45 am]
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