[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 46 (Friday, March 8, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Page 15023]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-05406]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

National Institutes of Health


Office of Health Assessment and Translation Webinar on the 
Assessment of Data Quality in Animal Studies; Notice of Public Webinar 
and Registration Information

SUMMARY: The National Toxicology Program (NTP) announces a public, web-
based meeting on the assessment of data quality in animal studies. The 
Office of Health Assessment and Translation (OHAT), Division of the 
National Toxicology Program (DNTP), National Institute of Environmental 
Health Sciences (NIEHS) will host the web-based meeting using 
Adobe[supreg] Connect TM and the public can register to 
attend.

DATES: 
    Registration for web-based meeting: Deadline is March 18, 2013.
    Meeting: March 20, 2013, 2:00-4:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time 
(EDT). Registrants will receive information by email to access the web-
based meeting on or before March 19, 2013.

ADDRESSES:
    Agency Web site: The agenda, registration, and other information 
are available at http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/38752.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Andrew Rooney, Deputy Director, 
OHAT, DNTP, NIEHS, P.O. Box 12233, K2-04, Research Triangle Park, NC 
27709. Phone: 919-541-2999, Fax: 301-480-3299, Email: 
Andrew.Rooney@nih.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Background: The OHAT, DNTP, NIEHS, has led an effort for the NTP to 
develop an approach to carry out literature-based health assessments 
that incorporates systematic review methodology (available at http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/38673).
    The NTP plans to hold a series of web-based, public meetings with a 
focus on methodological issues related to OHAT implementing systematic 
review. The first will focus on the assessment of data quality in 
animal studies. The meeting will begin with invited presentations 
related to the assessment of study quality followed by a general 
discussion period.
    Webinar and Registration: The OHAT will host a web-based, public 
meeting on the assessment of data quality in animal studies on March 
20, 2013, 2:00-4:30 p.m. EDT. The public may register for the webinar 
at http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/38752. The deadline for registration for 
the webinar is March 18. Registrants will receive information by email 
to access the web-based meeting (via Adobe[supreg] Connect 
TM) on or before March 19, 2013. The preliminary agenda is 
available at http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/38752. Registrants are 
encouraged to access the Web site to stay abreast of current 
information about this event.
    Public Participation: The meeting will be interactive with 
opportunities for the public to ask presenters specific questions and 
participate in the general discussion period. Instructions for 
participating in the meeting using Adobe[supreg] Connect TM 
will be included in the information for accessing the webinar. 
Individuals with disabilities who need accommodations to participate in 
this event should contact Dr. Andrew Rooney (See FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT). TTY users should contact the Federal TTY Relay 
Service at (800) 877-8330. Requests should be made at least 5 business 
days in advance of the web-based meeting.
    Background Information on OHAT: OHAT was established to serve as an 
environmental health resource to the public and regulatory and health 
agencies (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3094430). This 
office conducts evaluations to assess the evidence that environmental 
chemicals, physical substances, or mixtures (collectively referred to 
as ``substances'') cause adverse health effects and provides opinions 
on whether these substances may be of concern given what is known about 
current human exposure levels. OHAT also organizes workshops or state-
of-the-science evaluations to address issues of importance in 
environmental health sciences. OHAT assessments are published as NTP 
Monographs. Information about OHAT is found at http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/ohat.

    Dated: March 4, 2013.
John R. Bucher,
Associate Director, National Toxicology Program.
[FR Doc. 2013-05406 Filed 3-7-13; 8:45 am]
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