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Proposed Collection; Comment Request; NINR End-of-Life and Palliative Care Science Needs Assessment: Funding Source Questionnaire (Survey of Authors)

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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 Nursing Research (NINR), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects to be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

Proposed Collection: Title: NINR End-of-Life and Palliative Care Science Needs Assessment: Funding Source Questionnaire (Survey of Authors). Type of Information Collection Request: NEW. Need and Use of Information Collection: The NINR End-of-Life Science Palliative Care (EOL PC) Needs Assessment: Funding Source Questionnaire will obtain information on funding sources of EOL PC research published studies for which a funding source is not cited or the information is unclear. Target participants are authors of publically-available EOL PC research studies published between 1997-2010 for whom a funding source is unknown or unclear. The questionnaire inquires about the funding source of the published study, type of funding received, year of funding, and duration of funded study. This is a 7-item questionnaire that takes approximately 5 minutes to complete. Data collected is part of a needs assessment to address the breadth and depth of EOL PC scientific issues for use in stimulating research capacity in the field. Frequency of Response: One time. Affected Public: Individual authors of publically available EOL PC research publications who do not list a funding source or the source is unclear within their publication. Type of Respondents: EOL PC researchers. The annual reporting burden is as follows: Estimated Number of Respondents: 1840; Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1; Average Burden Hours per Response: .08; and Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours Requested: 147. There are no Capital Costs, Operating or Maintenance Costs to report.

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 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.

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To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, contact Dr. Amanda Greene, Science Evaluation Officer, Office of Science Policy and Public Liaison, NINR, Democracy One, 6701 Democracy Blvd., Suite 710, Bethesda, MD 20892, or call non-toll-free number 301-496-9601, or e-mail your request to

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.

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Dated: June 6, 2011.

Amanda Greene,

Science Evaluation Officer, NINR, National Institutes of Health.

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[FR Doc. 2011-14878 Filed 6-15-11; 8:45 am]