[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 236 (Thursday, December 8, 2011)]
[Page 76732]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-31468]



[Document Identifier OS-0937-0198]

Agency Information Collection Request; 60-Day Public Comment 

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, 
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, email 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 email 
address within 60-days.
    Proposed Project: Public Health Service Polices on Research 
Misconduct (42 CFR part 93)--OMB No 0937-0198-Extension--Office of 
Research Integrity.
    Abstract: This is a request for an extension of the currently 
approved collection. The purpose of the Annual Report on Possible 
Research Misconduct (Annual Report) form is to provide data on the 
amount of research misconduct activity occurring in institutions 
conducting PHS supported research. In addition this provides an annual 
assurance that the institution has established and will follow 
administrative policies and procedures for responding to allegations of 
research misconduct that comply with the Public Health Service (PHS) 
Policies on Research Misconduct (42 CFR part 93). Research misconduct 
is defined as receipt of an allegation of research misconduct and/or 
the conduct of an inquiry and/or investigation into such allegations. 
These data enable the ORI to monitor institutional compliance with the 
PHS regulation. Lastly, the form will be used to respond to 
congressional requests for information to prevent misuse of Federal 
funds and to protect the public interest.

                                        Estimated Annualized Burden Table
                                                                     Number of        Average
     Forms (if necessary)            Type of         Number of     responses per   burden hours    Total burden
                                   respondent       respondents     respondent     per response        hours
PHS-6349......................  Awardee                     6096               1           10/60           1,016

Keith A.Tucker,
Office of the Secretary, Paperwork Reduction Act Reports Clearance 
[FR Doc. 2011-31468 Filed 12-7-11; 8:45 am]