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Office of the Secretary, HHS.




In compliance with the requirement of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Health and Human Services, is publishing the following summary of a proposed collection for public comment.


Written comments must be received on or before August 5, 2019.


Submit your comments to or by calling (202) 795-7714.

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When submitting comments or requesting information, please include the document identifier 0990-xxxx60D, and project title for reference, to Sherrette Funn, the Reports Clearance Officer,, or call 202-795-7714.

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Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including any of the following subjects: (1) The necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency's functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden.

Proposed Project: 0990-xxxx Evaluation of the Kidney Innovation Accelerator (KidneyX).

Abstract: The Office of the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) is initiating an independent evaluation under the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) of the Kidney Innovation Accelerator—or KidneyX—a public-private partnership between HHS/CTO and the American Society of Nephrology (ASN).

The KidneyX evaluation involves a mixed-methods design for data collection and analysis. The evaluation integrates qualitative techniques, such as document analysis and stakeholder interviews, to capture the details and effects of processes and changes within the KidneyX initiative. We will apply quantitative methods, such as surveys and econometric analysis, in discrete situations in which we find sufficient certainty and coherence in environmental conditions to conduct rigorous analysis.

The evaluation will use a data-driven set of methodologies to address, to the extent possible, the central question of the effectiveness of KidneyX: The degree to which KidneyX contributed to any acceleration in the rate of innovation in the targeted area of kidney technology compared with how innovation would have progressed without KidneyX.Start Printed Page 26419

Estimated Annualized Burden Hours

Type of respondentForm nameNumber of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentAverage burden per response (in min.)Total burden (in hr.)
Prize competition applicantsApplicant Interview Guide12150/609
Prize competition awardeesAwardee Interview Guide6150/605
Prize competition non-awardeesNon-awardee Interview Guide6150/605
Other StakeholdersOther Stakeholder Interview Guide6150/605
Prize competition applicantsPre-award Survey Instrument300130/60150
Prize competition awardees and non-awardeesPost-award Survey Instrument300130/60150
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Terry Clark,

Office of the Secretary, Asst. Paperwork Reduction Act Reports Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2019-11812 Filed 6-5-19; 8:45 am]