This information collection supports FDA under section 505 of the FD&C Act, which provides that FDA may take appropriate action to protect the public health when necessary. The act also authorizes FDA to conduct educational and public information programs. In addition to overseeing food and cosmetic products, dietary supplements, and animal food and feed, CFSAN also conducts studies to support communications with the public on these topics. To ensure that regulatory actions and communications activities have the highest potential to be received, understood, and accepted by those for whom they are intended, CFSAN and related FDA offices conduct research and studies relating to the control and prevention of disease as authorized by section 301 of the Public Health Service Act. FDA is requesting approval of this new generic for collecting information using qualitative methods (i.e., individual in-depth interviews (IDIs), focus groups, small group discussions, and observations) for studies about food and cosmetic products, dietary supplements, and animal food and feed. This information will be used to inform the regulatory science knowledge base, as well as to explore areas of interest and assist in the development of quantitative study proposals, complementing other important research efforts in the agency. This information may also be used to help develop communications and educational messages related to public health
The latest form for Generic Clearance for Qualitative Data to Support Social and Behavioral Research for Food, Dietary Supplements, Cosmetics, and Animal Food and Feed expires 2023-08-31 and can be found here.
Supporting Statement B
Supporting Statement A
Approved without change
|New collection (Request for a new OMB Control Number)||2020-07-08|