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Proposed Collection; 60-Day Comment Request; Office of Minority Health Research Coordination (OMHRC) Research Training and Mentor Programs Applications (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)

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AGENCY:

National Institutes of Health, HHS.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

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 Institutes of Health National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects to be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval.

DATES:

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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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

To obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, submit comments in writing, or request more information on the proposed project, contact: Ms. Winnie Martinez, Project Officer, 6707 Democracy Blvd., 9th Floor, Bethesda, MD 20892 or call non-toll-free number (301) 435-2988 or Email your request, including your address to: Winnie.Martinez@nih.gov. Formal requests for additional plans and instruments must be requested in writing.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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 Start Printed Page 55319agency'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's 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: Office of Minority Health Research Coordination Training and Mentor Programs Applications in use with OMB Control Number 0925-0748, exp., date 12/31/2019 REVISION, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health (NIH),

Need and Use of Information Collection: In 2000, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health established the Office of Minority Health Research Coordination to address the burden of diseases and disorders that disproportionately impact the health of minority populations. One of the major goals of the office is to build and sustain a pipeline of researchers from underrepresented populations in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical, and social sciences, with a focus on NIDDK mission areas. The office accomplishes this goal by administering a variety of programs and initiatives to recruit high school through post-doctoral educational level individuals into OMHRC research training and mentor programs: The Short-Term Research Experience for Underrepresented Persons (STEP-UP), the Diversity Summer Research Training Program (DSRTP) for Undergraduate Students, and Network of Minority Health Research Investigators (NMRI), the NIH/National Medical Association (NMA) Academic Career Fellow Travel Awards, and the NIDDK/National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) Academic Career Fellow Travel Awards.

Identification of participants to matriculate into the program and initiatives comes from applications and related forms hosted through the NIDDK website. The proposed information collection activity is necessary in order to determine the eligibility and quality of potential awardees for traineeship in these programs.

OMB approval is requested for three (3) years. There are no costs to respondents other than their time. The total estimated annualized burden hours are 3,264.

Estimated Annualized Burden Hours

Type of respondentNumber of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentAverage time per response (in hours)Total annual burden hour
Short-Term Research Experience for Underrepresented Persons (STEP-UP) Application2,000145/601,500
STEP-UP Student Feedback Form200115/6050
Diversity Summer Research Training Program (DSRTP) Application100145/6075
DSRTP Feedback Form30130/6015
Network of Minority Health Research Investigators (NMRI) Enrollment Form200115/6050
NMRI Evaluation Form1,000130/60500
NMRI Survey Form800130/60400
NMRI Mentor-Mentee Agreement Form1,000130/60500
NIH/NMA Academic Career Fellow Travel Awards Application200120/6067
NIH/NMA Feedback Form40130/6020
NIDDK/NHMA Academic Career Fellow Travel Awards Application200120/6067
NIDDK/NHMA Feedback Form40130/6020
Total58103,264
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Dated: October 8, 2019.

Starsky Cheng,

NIDDK Project Clearance Liaison, Office of Management Policy Analysis, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health.

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[FR Doc. 2019-22538 Filed 10-15-19; 8:45 am]

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