- Content Inventory and Posting Schedule
- Use of the NINR Logo
- Reprinting and Reusing NINR Publications
- External Linking Policy
- No FEAR Act - Notification and Federal Employee Anti-discrimination and Retaliation Act
- Notice to Limited English Proficient Individuals
The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), following the guidance of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), developed this inventory of content as required by Section 207(f)(2) of the E-Government Act of 2002.
For background on this requirement, go to www.howto.gov/web-content/requirements-and-best-practices/omb-policies/priorities-and-schedules.
Categories of Information Disseminated by NINR
Column 1 lists the categories of information NINR disseminates.
Column 2 indicates the priority NINR assigns to publication of each category.
- Priority 1: Urgent public health emergency and safety information.
- Priority 2: Time-sensitive information.
- Priority 3: Information of interest to a broad spectrum of audiences.
- Priority 4: Other information.
Column 3 indicates the publication schedule for the category.
|Press information, including press releases, fact sheets, speeches, events, and testimony.||2||As available, unless otherwise required by law|
|Authoritative health, scientific and consumer information intended for consumers, the professional community, students, researchers, and the media.||3||As available, unless otherwise required by law|
|General agency information, such as mission and function statements, leadership biographies, visitor information, employment opportunities, staff directories, etc.||4||As available, unless otherwise required by law|
|Programmatic and administrative information, including descriptive narratives, statistical information, technical assistance materials, best practices, and reports.||4||As available, unless otherwise required by law|
|Grant and contract policy and funding information related to all programmatic activities.||2||As available, unless otherwise required by law|
|Research resources such as data banks, gene collections, model organisms, cell registries, and reagent repositories.||4||As available, unless otherwise required by law|
|Reports to Congress as required by statute.||4||As available, unless otherwise required by law|
Much of the information on this site is considered within the public domain. Unless stated otherwise, documents and files on the NINR website servers can be freely downloaded and reproduced.
NINR is not responsible for the availability or content of external sites. NINR does not endorse, recommend, warrant or guarantee the products, processes, services or information described or offered at other Internet sites. Documents sponsored by private companies and other non-NIH organizations may retain all rights to publish or reproduce such documents.
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The views and opinions of authors expressed on NIH websites do not necessarily state or reflect those of the U.S. Government and may not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.
Thank you for visiting the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) website. This site does not collect personal information about users, other than information automatically collected and stored when someone visits our website, or as you choose to provide that information to us. NINR follows NIH policies for web privacy, which are further detailed below.
We do not collect any personally identifiable information (PII) about you during your visit to the NINR website unless you choose to provide it to us. We do, however, collect some data about your visit to our website to help us better understand how the public uses the site and how to make it more helpful. We collect information from visitors who read, browse, and/or download information from our website. NINR never collects information for commercial marketing or any purpose unrelated to the NINR and NIH mission and goals.
When visitors send email messages containing personal information to the general NIH.gov email box firstname.lastname@example.org, NINR staff responds to the letters and files them. Only designated staff members requiring access to the emails to respond may view or answer them.
Types of Information Collected
When you browse through any we site, certain information about your visit can be collected. We automatically collect and temporarily store the following type of information about your visit:
- Domain from which you access the Internet
- IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to a computer when surfing the internet)
- Operating system and information about the browser used when visiting the site
- Date and time of your visit
- Address of the website that connected you to an NIH website (such as google.com or bing.com)
We use this information to measure the number of visitors to our site and its various sections and to help make our site more useful to visitors.
How NIH Collects Information
NIH websites use a variety of different web measurement software tools and specific information regarding information collection can be found on their respective websites.
www.ninr.nih.gov uses Google Analytics measurement software to collect the information in the bulleted list in the Types of Information Collected section above. Google Analytics collects information automatically and continuously. No personally identifiable information is collected. The NINR staff conducts basic analyses and reports on the aggregated data from Google Analytics. The reports are only available to www.ninr.nih.gov managers, members of the www.ninr.nih.gov Communications and Web Teams, and other designated staff who require this information to perform their duties. NINR retains the data from Google Analytics as long as needed to support the mission of the www.ninr.nih.gov website.
The Office of Management and Budget Memo M-10-22, Guidance for Online Use of Web Measurement and Customization Technologies allows Federal agencies to use session and persistent cookies.
When you visit any website, its server may generate a piece of text known as a "cookie" to place on your computer. The cookie allows the server to "remember" specific information about your visit while you are connected. The cookie makes it easier for you to use the dynamic features of web pages. Cookies from NIH web pages only collect information about your browser’s visit to the site; they do not collect personal information about you.
There are two types of cookies, single session (temporary) and multi-session (persistent). Session cookies last only as long as your web browser is open. Once you close your browser, the cookie disappears. Persistent cookies are stored on your computer for longer periods.
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NINR also uses persistent cookies for our online training course "Developing Nurse Scientists." For more details on the online course's privacy policies, visit: https://nursescientist.ninr.nih.gov/privacy.
The OMB Memo 10-22 Guidance defines our use of persistent cookies as "Usage Tier 2—Multi-session without Personally Identifiable Information (PII)." The policy says, "This tier encompasses any use of multi-session Web measurement and customization technologies when no PII is collected."
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How Personal Information Is Protected
You do not have to give us personal information to visit the NINR or other NIH websites. However, if you choose to receive alerts or e-newsletters, we collect your email address to complete the subscription process.
If you choose to provide us with personally identifiable information, that is, information that is personal in nature and which may be used to identify you, through an e-mail message, request for information, paper or electronic form, questionnaire, customer satisfaction survey, epidemiology research study, etc., we will maintain the information you provide only as long as needed to respond to your question or to fulfill the stated purpose of the communication. If we store your personal information in a record system designed to retrieve information about you by personal identifier (name, personal email address, home mailing address, personal or mobile phone number, etc.), so that we may contact you, we will safeguard the information you provide to us in accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C. Section 552a).
If NINR or other NIH sites operate a record system designed to retrieve information about you in order to accomplish its mission, a Privacy Act Notification Statement should be prominently and conspicuously displayed on the public-facing website or form which asks you to provide personally identifiable information. The notice must address the following 5 criteria:
- NINR or NIH legal authorization to collect information about you
- Purpose of the information collection
- Routine uses for disclosure of information outside of NIH
- Whether the request made of you is voluntary or mandatory under law
- Effects of non-disclosure if you choose to not provide the requested information
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NINR does not disclose, give, sell or transfer any personal information about our visitors, unless required for law enforcement or by statute.
NINR's public Web sites comply with P3P (Platform for Privacy Preferences Project) protocols.
Questions about NINR privacy policies should be sent to the NINR webmaster at: email@example.com.
NINR-funded researchers may credit the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) on their websites in text; it is not permissible for them to use the NINR logo, which is reserved for official NINR communications created by or for NINR for the principal benefit or use of NINR. This rule applies to all private sector individuals and organizations including grantees, vendors, and contractors, regardless of commercial or non-profit status.
There are rare exceptions, if NINR is an official co-sponsor of a conference or workshop, in which it may be permissible to use the logo. In these rare exceptions, a disclaimer and express permission from the NINR Office of Communications and Public Liaison are required. If you have questions regarding use of the NINR logo or the reproduction or use of any graphics, contact us.
Contractors may not use the NINR logo on documents that are consulting deliverables or proposals intended for NINR use.
The NINR logo should not be combined with other elements to create a new logo for an office or program.
NINR publications are in the public domain and may be reproduced or copied without permission from NINR. NINR encourages you to reproduce them and use them in your efforts to improve public health. Citation of NINR as a source is appreciated. However, using government materials inappropriately can raise legal or ethical concerns, so we ask you to use these guidelines:
- NINR does not endorse or recommend any commercial products, processes, or services, and publications may not be used for advertising or endorsement purposes.
- NINR does not provide specific medical advice or treatment recommendations or referrals; these materials may not be used in a manner that has the appearance of such information.
- NINR requests that non-federal organizations not alter publications in a way that will jeopardize the integrity and “brand” when using publications.
- Addition of non-federal government logos and website links may not have the appearance of NINR endorsement of any specific commercial products or services or medical treatments or services.
- Images used in publications are of models and are used for illustrative purposes only. Use of some images is restricted.
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NINR provides links to other Internet sites on www.ninr.nih.gov for the convenience of Internet users. NINR cannot control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of information contained on a linked website. Posting a link does not imply NINR endorses, warrants, or guarantees the products, services, information, or opinions offered at these other Internet sites. It is NINR’s policy to only post links to other Federal websites and to professional societies and organizations.
This graphic notice () next to a link on the NINR website indicates that the link leads to another site that is not a federal government website.
When users select a link to an outside website, they are leaving the NINR website and are subject to the privacy limitations and policies of the owners/sponsors of that website. The NINR cannot guarantee that outside websites comply with Section 508 (Accessibility Requirements) of the Rehabilitation Act. It is the responsibility of the user to examine the copyright and licensing restrictions of linked pages and to secure all necessary permissions. Users cannot assume external websites will abide by the NINR copyright policy.
NINR strives to keep its website links up to date. If you encounter a broken link, however, please report the error to us.
NIH is renewing its commitment to providing meaningful access to its programs and activities for people with limited English proficiency (LEP). In accordance with Executive Order 13166, “Improving Access to Services for Persons with Limited English Proficiency,” the information translated on the nih.gov site and on the sites of its Institutes and Centers (http://www.nih.gov/icd/) is free of charge to the public.
NINR provides certain materials in Spanish. These materials are available free of charge. If you need more information about available resources in your language, please call 301-496-0207, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On May 15, 2002, President Bush signed into law the Notification and Federal Employee Anti-Discrimination and Retaliation (No FEAR) Act (Public Law No. 107-174) to increase federal agency accountability for acts of discrimination or reprisal against employees. The No FEAR Act became effective on October 1, 2003.
The act requires that federal agencies post on their public Web sites certain summary statistical data relating to equal employment opportunity complaints filed against the respective agencies.
Statistical information in accordance with the No FEAR Act relating to the National Institutes of Health equal employment opportunity complaints is available on the NIH/OEODM Web site.