In compliance with the requirement of section 3506©(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects, the Fogarty International Center (FIC), 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: Process evaluation of the Global Health Research Initiative Program for New Foreign Investigators (GRIP). Type of Information Collection Request: NEW. Need and Use of Information Collection: This study will assess the outputs of the Global Health Research Initiative Program for New Foreign Investigators (GRIP) to date, assess the programs alignment with new strategic goals of the FIC, and identify potential directions for program enhancement. The primary objectives of the study are to determine if GRIP awards (1) promote productive re-entry of NIH-trained foreign investigators into their home countries, (2) increase the research capacity of the international scientists and institution, and (3) stimulate research on a wide variety of high priority health-related issues. The findings will provide valuable information concerning: (1) Specific research advances attributable to GRIP support; (2) specific capacity and career enhancing advances that are attributable to GRIP; (3) policy implications for GRIP at the program level based on survey responses, such as successes and challenges of the program's implementation, the GRIP support mechanism, etc. Frequency of Response: Once. Affected Public: None. Type of Respondents: Foreign researchers. The annual reporting burden is as follows: Estimated Number of Respondents: 101; Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1; Average Burden Hours Per Response: 0.50; and Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours Requested: 50.5. The annualized cost to respondents is estimated at: $656.50. There are no Capital Costs to report. There are no Operating or Maintenance Costs to report. Table 1 and Table 2 respectively present data concerning the burden hours and cost burdens for this data collection. Start Printed Page 67738
|Type of respondents||Number of respondents||Frequency of response||Average time for response (hr)||Total hour burden *|
|* Total Burden = N Respondents × Response Frequency × minutes to complete/60.|
|Type of respondents||Number of respondents||Frequency of response||Approximate hourly wage rate/hr||Total respondent cost *|
|* Total Respondent Cost = N Respondents × Response Frequency × minutes to complete/60 × hourly rate.|
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) 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 technology.Start Further Info
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 Dr. Linda Kupfer, Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, 16 Center Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892, or call non-toll-free number 301-496-3288, or 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: November 20, 2007.
Executive Officer, FIC, National Institutes of Health.
[FR Doc. E7-23235 Filed 11-29-07; 8:45 am]
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