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Proposed Collection; 60-Day Comment Request; NIMH Data Repositories Data Submission Request; NIMH Data Repositories Data Access and Use Certification

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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 Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), 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 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.

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: NIMH Project Clearance Liaison, Science Policy and Evaluation Branch, OSPPC, NIMH, NIH, Neuroscience Center, 6001 Executive Boulevard, MSC 9667, Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892, or call 301-443-4335 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: NIMH Data Repositories (NDR) Data Submission Request, the NIMH Data Repositories Data Access and Use Certification, 0925-0667 Revision; National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Need and Use of Information Collection: The National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) Data Repositories are a group of Federal data repositories based on an informatics platform for human-subjects research domains related to mental health, initially established as the National Database for Autism Research (NDAR) to support autism-related research. In 2013, NIMH received approval from OMB for use of the NIMH Data Access Request and Use Certification (DUC) Form to meet the unique data access needs of all existing NIMH data repositories, which at the time consisted of NDAR, Pediatric MRI (PedsMRI), and the NIMH Clinical Research Datasets (NCRD)—OMB# 0925-0667 (Expiration: 09/30/2016). Now in 2014, two new databases have been added and integrated into the NDAR infrastructure, NDCT and RDoCdb. At this time, NIMH is seeking OMB approval to add an all-purpose NIMH Data Repositories Data Submission Request Form and to add a revised all-purpose NIMH Data Repositories Data Access and Use Certification Form. As the data repositories have matured, and with the introduction of the new databases—namely NDCT and RDoCdb—the information being collected for data submission has become more complex, rendering an OMB-approved submission form a new necessity.

OMB approval is requested for three years. There are no costs to respondents other than their time. The total estimated annualized burden hours are 221.

Estimated Annualized Burden Hours

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FormNumber of respondentsFrequency of responseAverage time per response (in hours)Annual burden hour
NIMH Data Repositories Data Submission Request Form40195/6063
NIMH Data Repositories Data Access and Use Certification Form100195/60158
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Dated: September 29, 2014.

Keisha L Shropshire,

Project Clearance Liaison, NIMH, NIH.

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[FR Doc. 2014-23959 Filed 10-6-14; 8:45 am]