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Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Simulations for Drug Related Science Education

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Summary: Under the provisions of Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for review and approval of the information collection listed below. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on June 26, 2008, (Vol. 73 No. 124, page 36337) 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 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 November 15, 2008, unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Proposed Collection: Title: Simulations for Drug Related Science Education. Type of Information Collection Request: NEW. Need and Use of Information Collection: This is a request for a one-time clearance to evaluate an interactive multimedia module developed by ArchieMD. This evaluation seeks to determine whether the multimedia module Archie MD: The Science of Drugs (1) Increases students' knowledge in brain and heart biology and the effects drugs have on the body (2) Increases positive attitudes towards science education for high school students (3) Reinforce or instill negative attitudes towards substance abuse. In order to test the effectiveness of the interactive multimedia module, data will be collected in the form of pre and post test surveys from 10th and 11th grade high school students utilizing the developed module. The findings will provide valuable information regarding information pertaining to the use of interactive multimedia educational modules in high school science classrooms and their ability to increase knowledge and change attitudes and perceptions.

Frequency of Response: 4. Affected Public: High school students engaged with the ArchieMD: The Science of Start Printed Page 11736Drugs program. Type of Respondent: Participants will include high school students enrolled in the tenth and eleventh grade. Estimated Total Annual Number of Respondents: 360. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 4. Average Burden Hours per Response: One high school period lasting 50 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours Requested: 1199.95. There are no Capital Costs to report. There are no Operating or Maintenance Costs to report. The estimated annualized burden is summarized below.

Type of respondentsNumber of respondentsFrequency of responseAverage burden hours per responseEstimated total burden hours requested
Participants—High School Students3604.83331199.95

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 functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (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 on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

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, or by fax to 202-395-6974, Attention: Desk Officer for NIH. To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, contact: Dr. Cathrine Sasek, Coordinator, Science Education Program, Office of Science Policy and Communications, National Institute on Drug Abuse, 6001 Executive Blvd, Room 5237, Bethesda, MD 20892, or call non-toll-free number (301) 443-6071; fax (301) 443-6277; or by e-mail to

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.

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Dated: March 12, 2009.

Mary Affeldt,

Associate Director for Management, National Institute on Drug Abuse.

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[FR Doc. E9-6037 Filed 3-18-09; 8:45 am]