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Proposed Collection; 60-Day Comment Request; A Generic Submission for Theory Development and Validation (NCI)

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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 Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects to be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval.

Written comments and/or suggestions from the public and affected agencies are invited on one or more of the Start Printed Page 40764following 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.

To Submit Comments and For Further Information: To obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, submit comments in writing, or request more information on the proposed project, contact: Rebecca A. Ferrer, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, 9609 Medical Center Dr., Room 3E114, Bethesda, MD 20892 or call non-toll-free number 240-276-6914 or Email your request, including your address to: Formal requests for additional plans and instruments must be requested in writing.


Comment 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.

Proposed Collection: A Generic Submission for Theory Development and Validation (NCI), Revision, 0925-0645, National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Need and Use of Information Collection: The National Cancer Institute is requesting terms of clearance and approval for this revised generic clearance to conduct formative research related to behavioral science theory development and validation for the next three years. Formative research in the area of theory development and validation would provide the basis for developing effective cancer prevention and control strategies, allow for a better understanding of theoretical constructs that influence decisions and actions related to cancer, and ultimately contribute to reducing the U.S. cancer burden. Sub-studies proposed under this generic clearance would involve methodological testing and a standard set of research approaches, including surveys (Internet, phone, and paper-and-pencil) and focus groups. Respondents would include individuals in the general public, recruited through established online panels or Internet/newspaper advertisements. Development of each study or survey would involve consulting with NCI scientists as well as experts from the behavioral science research community.

There are no costs to respondents other than their time. The total estimated burden is 6,500 hours.

Estimated Burden Hours for Three Years

Type of respondentsNumber of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentAverage burden per response (in hours)Total burden hours
General Public2,000115/60500
Health Professionals1,000111,000
And Researchers1,000122,000
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Dated: July 8, 2014.

Karla Bailey,

NCI Project Clearance Liaison, National Institutes of Health.

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[FR Doc. 2014-16447 Filed 7-11-14; 8:45 am]