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Submission for OMB Review; 30-Day Comment Request: A Generic Submission for Formative Research, Pretesting, and Customer Satisfaction of NCI's Communication and Education Resources (NCI)

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Under the provisions of Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 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 January 2, 2013 (Volume 78, Page 105) and allowed 60-days for public comment. Two public comments were received and responded to. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment. The National Cancer Institute (NCI), 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.

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: NIH Desk Officer.


Comment 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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To obtain a copy of the data collection Start Printed Page 14559plans and instruments, contact: Nina Goodman, Public Health Advisor, Office of Communications and Education (OCE), NCI, NIH, 6116 Executive Blvd., Suite 400, Rockville, MD 20892, call non-toll-free number (301) 435-7789 or email your request, including your address to: Formal requests for additional plans and instruments must be requested in writing.

Proposed Collection: A Generic Submission For Formative Research, Pretesting, and Customer Satisfaction of NCI's Communication and Education Resources, 0925-0046, Expiration Date 2/28/2013, Reinstatement without Change, National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Need and Use of Information Collection: In order to carry out NCI's legislative mandate to educate and disseminate information about cancer prevention, detection, diagnosis, and treatment to a wide variety of audiences and organizations, it is beneficial for NCI through its Office of Communications and Education (OCE), to pretest NCI communications strategies, concepts, and messages while they are under development. This pretesting, or formative evaluation, helps ensure that the messages, communication materials, and information services created by NCI have the greatest capacity of being received, understood, and accepted by their target audiences. Since NCI's OCE is also responsible for the design, implementation, and evaluation of education programs over the entire cancer continuum, and management of NCI initiatives that address specific challenges in cancer research and treatment, it is also necessary to ensure that customers are satisfied with programs. This customer satisfaction research helps ensure the relevance, utility, and appropriateness of the many educational programs and products that OCE and NCI produce. OCE will use a variety of qualitative (focus groups, interviews) and quantitative (paper, phone, in-person, and web surveys) methodologies to conduct this formative and customer satisfaction research, allowing NCI to: (1) Understand characteristics (attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors) of the intended target audience and use this information in the development of effective communication tools and strategies; (2) use a feedback loop to help refine, revise, and enhance messages, materials, products, and programs—ensuring that they have the greatest relevance, utility, appropriateness, and impact for/to target audiences; and (3) expend limited program resource dollars wisely and effectively. The participants may include, but are not limited to, cancer patients, their families, the general public, health providers, the media, voluntary groups, scientific and medical organizations (affected public could include individuals or households; businesses or other for profit; not-for-profit institutions; and Federal Government; State, Local, or Tribal Government).

OMB approval is requested for 3 years. There are no costs to respondents other than their time. The total estimated burden, over three years for this generic request are 6,600 hours.

3-Year Estimated Burden Hours (Generic Request)

Category of respondentsForm nameNumber of respondentsFrequency of response per respondentTime per response (in hours)Burden hours
Individuals, Households, Local, State, and Federal Governments, and Private SectorFocus Groups, Individual In-Depth Interviews, Brief Interviews, Surveys, Website Usability Testing33,000112/606,600
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Dated: February 27, 2013.

Vivian Horovitch-Kelley,

NCI Project Clearance Liaison, NCI, NIH.

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[FR Doc. 2013-05164 Filed 3-5-13; 8:45 am]