[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 206 (Thursday, October 24, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 63482-63483]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-24997]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

National Institutes of Health


Submission for OMB Review; 30-Day Comment Request; Application 
for the Postdoctoral Research Associate Program

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 July 23, 2013, pages 44135-44136, 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 Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), 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.
    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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To obtain a copy of the data 
collection plans and instruments 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,

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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.
    Proposed Collection: The Postdoctoral Research Associate Program is 
an Reinstatement without change for the currently approved collection, 
OMB No. 0925-0378, National Institute of General Medical Sciences 
(NIGMS), National Institutes of Health (NIH).
    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 a Ph.D. degree in an NIGMS 
designated emerging area of research or a related science, M.D., or 
other professional degree 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 research for key positions in academic, industrial, and Federal 
research laboratories.
    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 Hours
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                                                                                      Average
                                    Type of          Number of       Number of      burden per     Total annual
          Form name                respondent       respondents    responses per   response (in     burden hour
                                                                    respondent        hours)
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PRAT Primary Application (NIH  Applicants.......              25               1               8             200
 2721-1).
PRAT Request for Evaluation    Referee..........              75               1          105/60             131
 Form (NIH 2721-2).
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    Dated: September 27, 2013.
Sally Lee,
Executive Officer, National Institute of General Medical Sciences, 
National Institutes of Health.
[FR Doc. 2013-24997 Filed 10-23-13; 8:45 am]
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