Summary: In compliance with he requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, for opportunity for public comment on proposed date collection projects, the Office of the Director (OD), 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: Responsibility of Applicants for Promoting Objectivity in Research for which Public Health Service Funding is Sought and Responsible Prospective Contractors—42 CFR Part 50, Subpart F. Type of Information Collection Request: Revision of OMB No. 0925-0417, expiration date 09/31/2005. Need and Use of Information Collections: This is a request for OMB approval for the information collection and recordkeeping requirements contained in the final rule 42 CFR part 50, subpart F and Responsible Prospective Contractors: 45 CFR part 94. The purpose of the regulations is to promote objectivity in research by requiring institutions to establish standards which ensure that there is no reasonable expectation that the design, conduct, or reporting of research will be biased by a conflicting financial interest of an investigator. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Affected Public: Individuals or households; business or other for-profit; not-for-profit institutions; State local or tribal government. Type of Respondents: Any public or private entity or organization. The annual reporting burden is as follows: Estimated Number of Respondents: 42,800; Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.60; Average Burden Hours per Response: 3.40; and Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours Requested: 232,000. The annualized costs to respondents is estimated at: $8,120,000. Operating costs and/or Maintenance costs are $4,633.
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 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: Mikia Currie, Assistant Project Clearance Officer, Office of Extramural Research (OER) Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration (OPERA), 6705 Rockledge Drive, Room 1198, Bethesda, MD 20892-7974 or call non-toll-free number (301) 435-0941, e-mail your request including your address to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.Start Signature
Dated: May 9, 2005.
Acting Director, Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration, National Institutes of Health.
[FR Doc. 05-9514 Filed 5-11-05; 8:45 am]
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