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Submission for OMB review; 30-Day Comment Request: Evaluation of the Brain Disorders in the Developing World Program of the John E. Fogarty International Center

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SUMMARY:

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 April 2, 2013, page 19723 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 John E. Fogarty International Center (FIC), 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, OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov 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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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

To obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments or request more information on the proposed project contact: Dr. Rachel Sturke, Evaluation Officer, Division of Policy, Planning and Evaluation, FIC, NIH, Building 16, Room 202, 16 Center Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892, or call non-toll-free number (301)-496-1491 or Email your request, including your address to: sturkerachel@mail.nih.gov. Formal requests for additional plans and instruments must be requested in writing.

Proposed Collection: Evaluation of the Brain Disorders in the Developing World Program of the John E. Fogarty International Center, 0925-New, Fogarty International Center (FIC), National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Need and Use of Information Collection: This study seeks to evaluate the management, effectiveness, and outcomes of the Brain Disorders in the Developing World extramural research program administered by the John E. Fogarty International Center of NIH. The purpose of the Brain Disorders in the Developing World program is to develop collaborative research and capacity building projects on brain disorders throughout life relevant to low- and middle-income countries. Awardees are expected to develop innovative projects that contribute to the long-term goal of building sustainable research capacity in nervous system function and impairment throughout life. Between FY 2003 and 2012, a total of 148 awards were made under the Brain Disorders program, and the total investment by Fogarty and its partners at NIH has been approximately $75 million. The findings of this evaluation study will provide valuable information concerning: (1) Whether and how the program has met its goal of supporting research and research capacity-building on brain disorders in low- and middle-income countries; (2) the extent to which the program as implemented functions efficiently and effectively; (3) the extent to which the program is consistent with the strategic priorities of Fogarty and its partners at NIH; (4) opportunities to improve upon the current implementation of the program; and (5) models, best practices, and lessons learned that may be applicable to other NIH programs, now and in the future.

OMB approval is requested for 1 year. There are no costs to respondents other than their time. The total estimated annualized burden hours are 123.

Estimated Annualized Burden Hours

Form nameType of respondentNumber of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentAverage burden per response (in hours)Total annual burden hour
Awardee Survey (LMIC)Researchers112135/6065
Awardee Survey (US)Researchers99135/6058
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Dated: July 3, 2013.

Dexter Collins,

Executive Officer, John E. Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health.

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[FR Doc. 2013-17132 Filed 7-16-13; 8:45 am]

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