[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 141 (Tuesday, July 23, 2013)]
[Pages 44134-44135]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-17642]



National Institutes of Health

Submission for OMB Review; 30-day Comment Request: Financial 
Sustainability of Human Tissue Biobanking (NCI)

SUMMARY: Under the provisions of Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has 
submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to 
review and approve the information collection listed below. This 
proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal 
Register on May 7, 2013, Vol. 78, p. 26639 and allowed 60-days for 
public comment. No public comments were received. The purpose of this 
notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment. The 
National Cancer Institute (NCI), 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.
    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, [email protected] or by fax to 202-395-6974, 
Attention: NIH Desk Officer.
    Comment 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To obtain a copy of the data 
collection plans and instruments or request more information on the 
proposed project contact: Jim Vaught, Chief, Biorepositories and 
Biospecimen Research Branch, Cancer Diagnosis Program, 9609 Medical 
Center Drive, Rockville, MD 20892 or call non-toll-free number 240-276-
5716 or Email your request, including your address to: 
[email protected]. Formal requests for additional plans and 
instruments must be requested in writing.
    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.

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    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.

                                      Estimates of Annualized Burden Hours
                                                                  Number of     Average  burden
             Type of respondent                  Number of      responses per     per response     Total annual
                                                respondents       respondent       (in hours)      burden hours
Biobanks (Private Sector)...................             548                1            90/60              822

    Dated: July 17, 2013.
Vivian Horovitch-Kelley,
NCI Project Clearance Liaison, National Institutes of Health.
[FR Doc. 2013-17642 Filed 7-22-13; 8:45 am]