[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 141 (Tuesday, July 23, 2013)]
[Pages 44135-44136]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-17645]



National Institutes of Health

Proposed Collection; 60-Day Comment Request: Application for the 
Postdoctoral Research Associate Program

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 General 
Medical Sciences (NIGMS), 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.
    Written comments and/or suggestions from the public and affected 
agencies are invited on one or more of the following points: (1) 
Evaluate 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) Evaluate 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) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of 
the information to be collected; and (4) 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, submit comments in writing 
or request more information on the proposed project, contact Ms. Tammy 
Dean-Maxwell, NIGMS, NIH, Natcher Building, Room 3AN.44, 45 Center 
Drive, MSC 6200, Bethesda, MD 20892-6200, or call non-toll-free number 
301-594-2755 or email your request, including your address to: 
[email protected]. Formal requests for additional plans and 
instruments must be requested in writing.
    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.
    Proposed Collection: Application for the Postdoctoral Research 
Associate Program, (NIGMS) Extension of a currently approved 
collection, OMB No. 0925-0378, expiration date September 30, 2013. Form 
Numbers: NIH 2721-1, NIH 2721-2.
    Need and Use of Information Collection: The Postdoctoral Research 
Associate (PRAT) Program will use the applicant and referee information 
to award opportunities for training and experience in laboratory or 
clinical investigation to individuals with an appropriate terminal 
degree who are seeking training in an NIGMS designated emerging area of 
science, through appointments as PRAT Fellows at the National 
Institutes of Health or the Food and Drug Administration. The goal of 
the program is to develop leaders in designated emerging areas of 
biomedical research for key positions in academic, industrial, and 
Federal research laboratories. Frequency of Response: Once a year. 
Affected Public: Individuals or households; businesses or other for-
profit. Type of Respondents: Applicants and referees.
    OMB approval is requested for 3 years. There are no costs to 
respondents other than their time. The total estimated annualized 
burden hours are 331.

                                        Estimated Annualized Burden Table
                                     Type of         Number of       Number of      burden per     Total annual
           Form name               respondent       respondents    responses per   response  (in    burden hour
                                                                    respondent        hours)
PRAT Primary Application......  Applicants......              25               1               8             200
(NIH 2721-1)..................
PRAT Request for Evaluation     Referee.........              75               1          105/60             131
(NIH 2721-2)..................

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    Dated: July 17, 2013.
Sally Lee,
Executive Officer, National Institute of General Medical Sciences, 
National Institutes of Health.
[FR Doc. 2013-17645 Filed 7-22-13; 8:45 am]