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Submission for OMB Review; 30-day Comment Request: Autism Spectrum Disorder Research Portfolio Analysis

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Under the provisions of Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the National Institutes of Health, 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 May 24, 2013, Volume 78, Number 101, Pages 31568-31569 and allowed 60-days for public comment. One public comment was received; in this comment, a request was made for access to any data that is collected on autism projects that are funded. This comment was considered, but it did not result in alteration to the data collection or data management process because steps are already in place to make the data publicly accessible via an online Web Tool on the IACC Web site. No comments that specifically addressed cost and hour burden were received. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), 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 plans and instruments, or request more information on the proposed project, contact: The Office of Autism Research Coordination, NIMH, NIH, Neuroscience Center, 6001 Executive Blvd., MSC 9663, Room 6184, Bethesda, MD 20892 or Email your request, including your address to: Formal requests for additional plans and instruments must be requested in writing.

Proposed Collection: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Research Portfolio Analysis, 0925—NEW- National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Need and Use of Information Collection: The purpose of the ASD portfolio analysis is to collect research funding data from U.S. and international ASD research funders, to assist the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) in fulfilling the requirements of the Combating Autism Act, and to inform the committee and interested stakeholders of the funding landscape and current directions for ASD research. Specifically, these analyses will examine the extent to which current funding and research topics align with the IACC Strategic Plan for ASD Research. The findings will help guide future funding priorities by outlining current gaps and opportunities in ASD research as well as serving to highlight annual activities and research progress.

OMB approval is requested for three years. There are no costs to respondents other than their time. The total estimated annualized burden hours are 419.

Estimated Annualized Burden Hours

Type of respondents (funders)Number of respondentsNumber of response per respondentAverage time per response (in hours )Total burden hours
U.S. Federal263615/60234
U.S. Private125415/60162
International Government41415/6014
International Private4915/609
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Dated: July 26, 2013.

Sue Murrin,

Executive Officer, NIMH, NIH.

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[FR Doc. 2013-19089 Filed 8-6-13; 8:45 am]