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09-10-0007 Science Advisor Research Associate Program (SARAP), HHS/FDA/ORA

System name:

Science Advisor Research Associate Program (SARAP), HHS/FDA/ORA.

Security classification:


System location:

Division of Field Science (HFC–140), Office of Regional Operations, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857.

For the location of Federal Archives and Records Centers, see Appendix B to system notice 09–10–0002, Regulated Industry Employee Enforcement Records, HHS/FDA/OMO/DMS.

Categories of individuals covered by the system:

FDA field personnel who have applied to participate in full-time research effort under the program.

Categories of records in the system:

Contains name, curriculum vitae, description of research proposal, budget, and statement of career goals.

Authority for maintenance of the system:

Section 702(a) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 372(a); sections 301 of the Public Health Service (42 U.S.C. 241) and 311 of the PHS Act (42 U.S.C. 243).


To monitor the progress of research objectives of approved individual SARAP research projects.

Routine uses of records maintained in the system, including categories of users and the purposes of such uses:

Disclosure may be made to a congressional office from the record of an individual in response to an inquiry from the congressional office made at the request of that individual.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) may disclose information from this system of records to the Department of Justice, or to a court or other tribunal, when

(a) HHS, or any component thereof; or

(b) Any HHS employee in his or her official capacity; or

(c) Any HHS employee in his or her individual capacity where the Department of Justice (or HHS, where it is authorized to do so) has agreed to represent the employee; or

(d) The United States or any agency thereof where HHS determines that the litigation is likely to affect HHS or any of its components,

is a party to litigation or has an interest in such litigation, and HHS determines that the use of such records by the Department of Justice, the court or other tribunal, is relevant and necessary to the litigation and would help in the effective representation of the governmental party, provided, however, that in each case, HHS determines that such disclosure is compatible with the purpose for which the records were collected.

Policies and practices for storing, retrieving, accessing, retaining, and disposing of records in the system:


Maintained in letter-size manila folders.


Indexed by name.


1. Authorized users: Personnel of the Division of Field Science.

2. Physical safeguards: Records are kept in locked cabinets in a secured area, locked rooms, and locked building.

3. Procedural safeguards: Users of personal information in the performance of their duties have been instructed to protect such information from public view and from unauthorized personnel. Access is strictly limited to those staff members trained in accordance with the Privacy Act.

4. Implementation guidelines: Safeguards are established in accordance with Chapter 45–13 and PHS hf:45–13 of the Department's General Administration Manual.

Retention and disposal:

Records may be retired to a Federal Records Center and subsequently disposed of in accordance with FDA's Records Control Schedule. The Records Control Schedule and disposal standard for these records may be obtained by writing the system manager at the address below.

System manager(s) and address:

Director, Division of Field Science (HFC–140), Office of Regional Operations, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857.

Notification procedure:

An individual may learn if a record exists about him or her upon written request, with notarized signature if request is made by mail, or with identification if request is made in person, directed to:


FDA Privacy Act Coordinator (HFI–30), Food and Drug Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857

Record access procedures:

Same as notification procedure. Requesters should also reasonably specify the record contents being sought. You may also request an accounting of disclosures that have been made of your record, if any.

Contesting record procedures:

Contact the official at the address specified under notification procedure above and reasonably identify the record, specify the information being contested, the corrective action sought, and your reasons for requesting the correction, along with supporting information to show how the record is inaccurate, incomplete, untimely, or irrelevant.

Record source categories:

Individual on whom the record is maintained.

Systems exempted from certain provisions of the act:


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