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Proposed Collection; 60-Day Comment Request: Specimen Resource Locator (National Cancer Institute)

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National Institutes of Health, HHS.




In compliance with the requirement of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 to provide opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) will publish periodic summaries of propose projects to be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval.


Comments regarding this information collection are best assured of having their full effect if received within 60 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: Joanne Demchok, Program Director, Cancer Diagnosis Program, Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis, 9609 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, MD 20892 or call non-toll-free number 240-276-5959 or Email your request, including your address to: Formal requests for additional plans and instruments must be requested in writing.

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Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requires: Written comments and/or suggestions from the public and affected agencies are invited to address 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 minimizes 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.

Proposed Collection Title: Specimen Resource Locator, 0925-0703: Reinstatement without Change, National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Need and Use of Information Collection: The availability of specimens and associated data is critical to increase our knowledge of cancer biology, and to translate important research discoveries to clinical application. The discovery and validation of cancer prevention markers require access, by researchers, to quality clinical biospecimens. In response, to this need, the National Cancer Institute's (NCI) Cancer Diagnosis Program has developed, and is expanding, a searchable database: Specimen Resource Locator (SRL). The SRL allows scientist in the research community and the NCI to locate specimens needed for their research. The SRL will list all NCI supported repositories and their links. This administrative submission is an on-line form that will collect information to manage and improve a program and its resources for the use of all scientists. This submission does not involve any analysis.

OMB approval is requested for 3 years. There are no costs to respondents other than their time. The total estimated annualized burden hours are 105.

Estimated Annualized Burden Hours

Type of respondentForm nameNumber of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentAverage burden per response (in hours)Total burden hours
Private SectorInitial Request70130/6035
State Government70130/6035
Federal Government60130/6030
Private SectorAnnual Update2015/602
State Government2015/602
Federal Government1015/601
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Dated: July 13, 2017.

Karla Bailey,

Project Clearance Liaison, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health.

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[FR Doc. 2017-15952 Filed 7-27-17; 8:45 am]