[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 88 (Tuesday, May 7, 2013)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-10772]

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National Institutes of Health

Proposed Collection; 60-Day Comment Request: Financial 
Sustainability of Human Tissue Biobanking (NCI)

    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 
Cancer Institute (NCI), 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.
    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 
    To Submit Comments and for Further Information: To obtain a copy of 
the data collection plans and instruments or request more information 
on the proposed project contact: Chana Rabiner, Ph.D., Biorepositories 
and Biospecimen Research Branch, Cancer Diagnosis Program, 9609 Medical 
Center Drive, Rockville, MD 20892 or call non-toll-free number 240-276-
5715 or Email your request, including your address to: 
[email protected]. Formal requests for additional plans and 
instruments must be requested in writing.
    Comment 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.
    Proposed Collection: Financial Sustainability of Human Tissue 
Biobanking, 0925-NEW, National Cancer Institute (NCI), National 
Institutes of Health (NIH).
    Need and Use of Information Collection: The purpose of this web-
based survey is to collect information regarding the challenges that 
human tissue biobanks encounter in achieving financially sustainable 
operations. The information will be used to assist the National Cancer 
Institute (NCI) in strategizing program plans to provide increased and 
tailored support for national and international biobanks. The survey 
will collect a combination of structured, quantitative, and free-text 
descriptive data that characterize the type and maturity of respondent 
biobanks, their sources of funding, and their usage of funding in 
conducting operations. The survey will also collect information 
describing the difficulties in maintaining funding sources and 
establishing new ones. Finally, the survey will elicit descriptions of 
techniques used to overcome the difficulties.
    It is expected that the information generated by this survey will 
be used to inform published guidance to biobanks regarding the 
financial hazards to sustained operations and the means by which these 
hazards can be avoided or overcome.
    OMB approval is requested for 1 year. There are no costs to 
respondents other than their time. The total estimated annualized 
burden hours are 822.

                                        Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
                                                                                   Average time
             Category of respondents                 Number of     Frequency of    per response    Total burden
                                                    respondents      response       (in hours)         hours
                                      Estimates of Annualized Burden Hours
Private Sector..................................             548               1           90/60             822
    Totals......................................             548  ..............  ..............             822

    Dated: May 1, 2013.
Vivian Horovitch-Kelley,
NCI Project Clearance Liaison, NCI, NIH.
[FR Doc. 2013-10772 Filed 5-6-13; 8:45 am]