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Submission for OMB Review; 30-Day Comment Request; Evaluation of the NHLBI Proteomics Centers Program: Qualitative Interviews (NHLBI)

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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 1/27/2015 page 4,291 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 National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), 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, submit comments in writing, or request more information on the proposed project, contact: Dr. Pothur Srinivas, Project Officer/ICD Contact, Two Rockledge Center, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 10188, MSC 10193, Bethesda, MD 20892, or call non-toll-free number (301)-435-0550, or Email your request to: Formal requests for additional plans and instruments must be requested in writing.

Proposed Collection: Evaluation of the NHLBI Proteomics Centers Program: Qualitative Interviews 0925-New, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Need and Use of Information Collection: The Proteomics Centers Program was established in 2010 with the goal of applying proteomic approaches to gain a better mechanistic understanding of the physiologic pathways underlying defined clinical conditions related to heart, lung, and blood diseases. The primary goal of the program is to help facilitate a better understanding of the underlying mechanisms in heart, lung, and blood diseases which could contribute to more effective diagnoses, risk stratification, intervention, and prevention. Given the rapid developments in proteomic technologies and approaches in the last five years, it is important to determine the extent to which the efforts of the centers have matured, leading to discovery of new targets for intervention and clinically actionable tool sets. An eighteen-month outcome evaluation will coincide with the completion of funding for the program. This information collection request is being made for one component of this evaluation: semi-structured interviews with key informants across four targeted groups, internal and external to the program. The results of the evaluation will help determine the extent to which these desired outcomes were achieved as well as to inform future of proteomics research funding and commitments by the NHLBI. The key informant interviews are necessary to understand the perspectives of internal and external program stakeholders as it relates to the success, limitations, and opportunities that can shape future research funding.

OMB approval is requested for 3 years. There are no costs to respondents other than their time. The total estimated annualized burden hours are 48.

Estimates of Hour Burden

FormType of respondentsNumber of respondentsFrequency of responseAverage time per responseAnnual hour burden
Interview Guide—Principle Investigators & Key PersonnelPrincipal investigators and key personnel27150/6023
Interview Guide—External InvestigatorsExternal Proteomics investigators9150/608
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Interview Guide—Trainees and Junior InvestigatorsTrainees and junior investigators20150/6017
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Dated: April 1, 2015.

Lynn Susulske,

NHLBI Project Clearance Liaison, National Institutes of Health.

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[FR Doc. 2015-07889 Filed 4-6-15; 8:45 am]