Content Inventory and Posting Schedule

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

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.

 Category  Priority  Publication Target
Press information, including press releases, fact sheets, speeches, events, and testimony. 2As available, unless otherwise required by law
Authoritative health, scientific and consumer information intended for consumers, the professional community, students, researchers, and the media. 3As available, unless otherwise required by law
General agency information, such as mission and function statements, leadership biographies, visitor information, employment opportunities, staff directories, etc. 4As available, unless otherwise required by law
Programmatic and administrative information, including descriptive narratives, statistical information, technical assistance materials, best practices, and reports. 4As available, unless otherwise required by law
Grant and contract policy and funding information related to all programmatic activities. 2As available, unless otherwise required by law
Research resources such as data banks, gene collections, model organisms, cell registries, and reagent repositories. 4As available, unless otherwise required by law
Reports to Congress as required by statute. 4As available, unless otherwise required by law

NINR Web Privacy Policy

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.

Protecting your privacy is very important to us. Our Web site links to other NIH sites, federal agency sites and occasionally to private organizations. Once you leave the primary site, you are subject to the privacy policy for the site(s) you are visiting.

We do not collect any personally identifiable information (PII) about you during your visit to the NINR Web site unless you choose to provide it to us. We do, however, collect some data about your visit to our Web site 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 Web site. 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 email box, 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 Web 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 Web)
  • Operating system and information about the browser used when visiting the site
  • Date and time of your visit
  • Address of the Web site that connected you to an NIH Web site (such as or

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 Web sites use a variety of different Web measurement software tools and specific information regarding information collection can be found on their respective Web sites. uses Webtrends and Google Analytics measurement software to collect the information in the bulleted list in the Types of Information Collected section above. Webtrends and Google Analytics collect information automatically and continuously. No personally identifiable information is collected. The NINR staff conducts basic analyses and reports on the aggregated data from Webtrends and Google Analytics. The reports are only available to managers, members of the Communications and Web Teams, and other designated staff who require this information to perform their duties.
NINR retains the data from Webtrends and Google Analytics as long as needed to support the mission of the Web site.

How the NIH Uses Cookies

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 Web site, 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.

Session Cookies: We use session cookies for technical purposes such as to enable better navigation through our site. These cookies let our server know that you are continuing a visit to our site. The OMB Memo 10-22 Guidance defines our use of session cookies as "Usage Tier 1—Single Session." The policy says, "This tier encompasses any use of single session web measurement and customization technologies."

Persistent Cookies: We use persistent cookies to enable Webtrends and Google Analytics to differentiate between new and returning visitors and to register students for our online training course "Developing Nurse Scientists."

Persistent cookies remain on your computer between visits to until they expire.

For more details on the online course's privacy policies, visit:

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."

How to Opt Out or Disable Cookies

If you do not wish to have session or persistent cookies placed on your computer, you can disable them using your Web browser. If you opt out of cookies, you will still have access to all information and resources at Instructions for disabling or opting out of cookies in the most popular browsers are located at Please note that by following the instructions to opt-out of cookies, you will disable cookies from all sources, not just those from

How Personal Information Is Protected

You do not have to give us personal information to visit the NINR or other NIH Web sites. 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

For further information about the NIH privacy policy, please contact the NIH Senior Official for Privacy at, call 301-451-3426 or visit


NINR posts videos on YouTube ( to make them available to all of our visitors. You do not need to register with either YouTube or Google (YouTube owner) to watch our videos. When visitors watch videos, YouTube may record non-personally identifiable information about its site usage, such as channels used, videos watched, and data transfer details, to improve its services. If you log on to the YouTube site before watching our videos, YouTube may associate information about your site use with your YouTube account. Commenting on a video while you are logged in would allow others to see information about you associated with your comment; however, the NINR videos do not allow viewers to comment at this time. The YouTube privacy policy is available at:


NINR uses Twitter to send short messages (up to 140 characters) or "Tweets" to share information about NINR with visitors and respond to comments and inquiries sent to us via Twitter. While visitors may read the Twitter feeds (@NINR) without subscribing to them, visitors who want to subscribe to (or follow) these Twitter feeds must create a Twitter account at To create an account, you must provide some personal information, such as name, user name, password, and e-mail address. Visitors have the option to provide additional personal information including a short biography, location, or a picture. Most information you provide for a Twitter account is available to the public, but you can modify how much of your information is visible by changing your privacy settings at the website. NINR will monitor the number of subscribers and respond to comments and queries via Twitter, but staff never takes possession of the personal information belonging to Twitter followers. We do not collect, maintain, disclose, or share any information about people who follow us on Twitter. The Twitter privacy policy is available at:


NINR does not disclose, give, sell or transfer any personal information about our visitors, unless required for law enforcement or by statute.

P3P Compliance

NINR's public Web sites comply with P3P (Platform for Privacy Preferences Project) protocols.

Privacy Questions?

Questions about NINR privacy policies should be sent to the NINR webmaster at:

External Linking Policy

NINR provides links to other Internet sites on 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.

No FEAR Act - Notification and Federal Employee Anti-discrimination and Retaliation Act

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.

Updated Date: December 31, 2012