[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 7 (Tuesday, January 11, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 1616-1617]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-310]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

[Document Identifier: OS-0990-New; 60-Day Notice]


Agency Information Collection Request; 60-Day Public Comment 
Request

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, HHS.
    In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) 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 information collection request for public 
comment. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding this 
burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information,

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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.
    To obtain copies of the supporting statement and any related forms 
for the proposed paperwork collections referenced above, e-mail your 
request, including your address, phone number, OMB number, and OS 
document identifier, to Sherette.funncoleman@hhs.gov, or call the 
Reports Clearance Office on (202) 690-6162. Written comments and 
recommendations for the proposed information collections must be 
directed to the OS Paperwork Clearance Officer at the above e-mail 
address within 60 days.
    Proposed Project: Comparative Effectiveness Research Inventory--OMB 
No. 0990-New-Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE).
    Abstract: The Office of the Assistance Secretary for Planning and 
Evaluation (ASPE) is requesting approval by OMB for the collection of 
information submitted by content users directly to a web-based 
inventory of comparative effectiveness research (CER). The CER 
Inventory will categorize and catalogue Federal and non-Federal CER 
outputs and activities across four main domains: Research, human & 
scientific capital (e.g., training/education, methods development), 
data infrastructure, and dissemination & translation. The CER inventory 
will serve as a valuable tool for researchers, providers, patients, 
policymakers, and other users.
    The CER inventory will draw upon primary data sources, including 
PubMed, HSRProj, ClinicalTrials.gov, and NIH RePORTER. Working with 
these four major sources and using the Federal Coordinating Council for 
CER's definition of CER and strategic framework, selection criteria and 
tools to select and extract the appropriate subsets of these datasets 
for inclusion in the CER inventory will be identified. In addition, 
content owners wishing to submit CER records to the CER inventory will 
be directed first to submit such records to one of these main primary 
source databases, as appropriate. This method will not only help to 
augment these existing databases, it will enable efficient and 
effective capture of CER information for the CER Inventory via CER 
search filters, etc., that have been developed for those respective 
source databases. If candidate CER records under consideration are not 
suitable for submission to one of these main databases, an alternative 
method that allows for direct submissions to the CER inventory will be 
made available to content users. Examples include reports and published 
articles or projects and programs that focus on areas of CER outside of 
primary research (e.g., training and education). The pilot inventory 
tool will provide a web form that may be used by content owners to 
submit CER records, subject to validation. This process for direct 
submission will draw from the experience with content owner submissions 
for such established databases as HSRProj and ClinicalTrials.gov.

                                                            Estimated Annualized Burden Table
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                                                                                             Number of                        Average
                   Form                          Type of  respondent         Number of     responses per       Total       burden hours    Total burden
                                                                            respondents     respondent       responses     per response        hours
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CER Inventory Direct Submission Form for    Researchers/Research                     400               1             400           25/60             167
 Reports or Other Publications.              Assistants.
CER Inventory Direct Submission Form for    Researchers/Research                     100               1             100           28/60              47
 Projects.                                   Assistants.
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    Total.................................  ............................  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............             214
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Seleda M. Perryman,
Office of the Secretary, Paperwork Reduction Act Reports Clearance 
Officer.
[FR Doc. 2011-310 Filed 1-10-11; 8:45 am]
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