Public Comment Solicitation Announcement

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NINR, the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) invite public comment on the draft Genomic Knowledge Matrix for Nursing Scientists.

The draft Matrix recommends core educational elements to help nurse scientists expand their research into the field of genomics, as recommended in the 2013 Blueprint for Genomic Nursing Science.

The Blueprint was the result of a collaboration among NINR, NHGRI, and NCI to establish the state of the science and research priorities in genomics for nursing. To support the recommendations made in the Blueprint, the OMICS Nursing Science and Education Network (ONSEN) Advisory Panel was established.

The ONSEN Advisory Panel identified the limited knowledge, skills, and training of nurse scientists to conduct genomic research as obstacles in the promotion of genomic nursing science. To address these obstacles, the draft Matrix was created as a guide to identify key knowledge elements necessary for new and existing nurse scientists and faculty to increase nurse scientists’ capacity to integrate genomics into their research.

The draft Matrix is available at https://www.ninr.nih.gov/sites/default/files/Knowledge-matrix-for-omic-scientists-508c.pdf. Members of the public can review the draft and provide comment via email to: GKMNS@nih.gov.

The comment period for the draft Matrix will close June 30, 2017. Please provide comments on gaps in content in the draft Matrix and ways in which it could be clarified. Each comment will be considered for incorporation into the final Genomic Knowledge Matrix for Nursing Scientists.

The draft Genomic Knowledge Matrix for Nursing Scientists is an independent recommendation of the ONSEN Advisory Panel, and is not a policy statement of the National Institutes of Health or the Federal Government.

For More Information:
  • genomics research graphic
    Following up on the framework described in the Blueprint for Genomic Nursing Science, NINR convened a Genomic Nursing Science Workshop which brought together interdisciplinary experts to identify a series of research questions around the topic.
    Following up on the framework described in the Blueprint for Genomic Nursing Science, NINR convened a Genomic Nursing Science Workshop which brought together interdisciplinary experts to identify a series of research questions around the topic.
  • Young researchers working together in a lab
    SGI provides participants with a foundation in molecular genetics appropriate for use in research and clinical practice. The program seeks to increase the research capability among graduate students and faculty and to develop and expand clinical practice in genetics among clinicians.
    Learn about the NINR Summer Genetics Institute, a tuition-free one-month intensive research training program at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland.
  • researchers in lab
    Drs. Patricia A. Grady, Ann R. Knebel, Ann Cashion and Lois A. Tully are among several co-authors of a manuscript that appears in the 2013 Genomics Special Issue of the Journal of Nursing Scholarship.
    Drs. Patricia A. Grady, Ann R. Knebel, Ann Cashion and Lois A. Tully are among several co-authors of a manuscript that appears in the 2013 Genomics Special Issue of the Journal of Nursing Scholarship.