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Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request: National Database for Autism Research (NDAR) Data Access Request

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Under the provisions of Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), 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 22, 2012, page 37683-37684 (2 pages) 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 October 1, 1995, unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Proposed Collection: Title: National Database for Autism Research (NDAR) Data Access Request. Type of Information Collection Request: 0925-NEW. Need and Use of Information Collection: The NDAR Data Access Request form is necessary for “Recipient” Principal Investigators and their organization or corporations with approved assurance from the DHHS Office of Human Research Protections to access data or images from the NDAR Central Repository for research purposes. The primary use of this information is to document, track, monitor, and evaluate the use of the NDAR datasets, as well as to notify interested recipients of updates, corrections or other changes to the database. Frequency of Response: Once per request. Affected Public: Individuals. Type of Respondents: Researchers interested in obtaining access to study data and images from the NDAR Central Repository for research purposes. There are no capital, operating, and/or maintenance costs to the respondents.

There are two scenarios for completing the form. The first where the Principal Investigator (PI) completes the entire NDAR Data Access Request form, and the second where the PI has the Research Assistant begin filling out the form and PI provides the final reviews and signs it. The total estimated annual burden hours to complete data request form is listed below.

Estimate of Annualized Burden Hours

FormNumber of respondentsFrequency of responseAverage time per response (in hours)Total annual burden hours
NDAR Data Access Request40195/6063

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.

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: Keisha Shropshire, NIMH PRA Liaison, Science Policy & Evaluation Branch, OSPPC, NIMH, NIH, Neuroscience Center, 6001 Executive Blvd., MSC 9667, Bethesda, MD 20892, or call non-toll-free number (301) 443-4335 or Email your request, including your address 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.

Dated: October 17, 2012.

Sue Murrin,

Executive Officer, NIMH, NIH.

[FR Doc. 2012-27085 Filed 11-5-12; 8:45 am]