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Proposed collection; 60-Day Comment Request; Evaluation of the Enhancing Diversity of the NIH-funded Workforce Program (National Institute of General Medical Sciences)

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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 Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects to be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval.


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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. Alison Gammie, Director, Division of Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity, NIGMS, 45 Center Drive, Room 2AS43J, Bethesda, MD 20892, or call non-toll-free number (301) 594-2662, 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: Evaluation of the Enhancing the Diversity of the NIH-funded Workforce Program Consortium (DPC), 0925-0747, 11/30/2022 National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Need and Use of Information Collection: The goal of the DPC is to address a unique and compelling need identified by NIH, namely to enhance the diversity of well-trained biomedical research scientists who can successfully compete for NIH research funding and/or otherwise contribute to the NIH-funded scientific workforce. The DPC is a national collaborative through which awardee institutions, in partnership with NIH, aim to enhance diversity in the biomedical research workforce through the development, implementation, assessment and dissemination of innovative and effective approaches to: (a) Student outreach, engagement, training, and mentoring, (b) faculty development, and (c) institutional research training infrastructure. The Coordination and Evaluation Center (CEC) will evaluate the efficacy of the training and mentoring approaches implemented across a variety of contexts and populations and will disseminate information to the broader research community. The planned consortium-wide data collection and evaluation will provide comprehensive information about the multi-dimensional factors (individual, institutional, and faculty/mentor) that influence student and faculty success, professional development, and persistence within biomedical research career paths across a variety of contexts. The planned data collection, and the resulting findings, is projected to have a sustained, transformative effect on biomedical research training and mentoring nationwide.

OMB approval is requested for 3 years. There are no costs to respondents other than their time. The total estimated annualized burden hours are 55,132.

Estimated Annualized Burden Hours

Form nameType of respondentsNumber of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentAverage time per response (in hours)Total annual burden hours
2019 CIRP HERI Freshman Survey- (Attachment 12)BUILD and Non- BUILD Student15,000145/6011,250
Student Annual Follow-up survey (Attachment 13)Non- BUILD Student15,000145/6011,250
2019 College Senior Survey (Attachment 14)BUILD and Non- BUILD Student15,000145/6011,250
Student Annual Follow-up Survey (Attachment 13)2020 BUILD Student Cohort5,000325/606,250
Student Annual Follow-up Survey (Attachment 13)2021 BUILD Student Cohort5,000225/604,167
Student Annual Follow-up Survey (Attachment 13)2022 BUILD Student Cohort5,000125/602,083
2019-20 HERI Faculty Survey Core National Instrument (Attachment 15)BUILD and Non- BUILD Faculty Survey500125/60208
Faculty Annual Follow-up survey (Attachment 16)BUILD Faculty Annual Follow-up survey500225/60417
BUILD Institutional Research & Program Data Requests (Attachment 19)Personnel and Administrators at BUILD Institutions10316480
BUILD Site Visits (Attachment 18)BUILD Students, Faculty, and Institution1201242,880
BUILD Case Studies Preparation (Attachment 18)BUILD Students, Faculty, and Institutions24140960
BUILD Case Study Interviews (Attachment 18)Undergraduate BUILD Students170190/60255
BUILD Case Study Interviews (Attachment 18)Graduate/post-doctoral BUILD students70190/60105
BUILD Case Study Interviews (Attachment 18)BUILD PI's, Program Managers/Directors, & Faculty162190/60243
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NRMN Annual Follow-up Surveys (Attachment 17)NRMN 2020 mentee cohort500325/60625
NRMN Annual Follow-up Surveys (Attachment 17)NRMN 2021 mentee cohort500325/60625
NRMN Annual Follow-up Surveys (Attachment 17)NRMN 2022 mentee cohort500225/60417
NRMN Annual Follow-up Surveys (Attachment 17)NRMN 2020 mentor cohort500325/60625
NRMN Annual Follow-up Surveys (Attachment 17)NRMN 2021 mentor cohort500325/60625
NRMN Annual Follow-up Surveys (Attachment 17)NRMN 2022 mentor cohort500225/60417
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Dated: November 21, 2019.

Richard A. Aragon,

Project Clearance Liaison, National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health.

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[FR Doc. 2019-26087 Filed 12-2-19; 8:45 am]