November 9, 2021
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) is updating its Strategic Plan, which will guide NINR’s research efforts and priorities over the next five years. This Notice is a Request for Information (RFI) inviting public feedback on the draft framework of the NINR 2022-2026 Strategic Plan.
Please note that it is important to read the entire RFI to fully understand how your comments will be utilized and to help you prepare a constructive response.
The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) was established 35 years ago as a vital partner in the research mission of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Over the past year, NINR has been consulting with research, policy, and community partners in the development of a new Strategic Plan to lead nursing research and training to solve pressing health challenges and inform practice and policy—optimizing health and advancing health equity into the future.
NINR 2022-2026 Strategic Plan Framework
Guiding Principles for NINR-Supported Research
NINR supports research that:
NINR Research Lenses
In the NINR Strategic Plan, a research lens will frame the perspective by which to examine a health challenge. Nursing research comprises many different research lenses—each of which offers a valuable perspective by which to investigate health-related questions—illuminating a whole picture of health for individuals, communities, and populations. The NINR Strategic Plan will prioritize research framed through the following five lenses:
NINR will support research and training in areas of science that are consistent with the Guiding Principles and developed using the perspective of at least one of the five Research Lenses. NINR will continually assess urgent or emerging health challenges to identify strategic imperatives and to solicit new research in response.
Stewardship and Implementation Planning
The Strategic Plan will include a description of scientific stewardship at NINR as well as an implementation plan that details how the Institute intends to set research priorities, manage science, and assess progress.
Request for Comments
This RFI invites input from its stakeholders and the public on the Strategic Plan Framework, with particular focus on using the NINR Research Lenses to examine health challenges.
How to Submit a Comment
All comments must be submitted electronically to: email@example.com
Responses must be received by December 13, 2021.
Responses to this RFI are voluntary and welcome from individuals, associations, and professional organizations. The information submitted in response to this RFI will be analyzed and may be used for planning purposes at the discretion of NINR.
This RFI is a request for information only and is not a solicitation for applications or an obligation on the part of the government to provide support for any ideas identified in response to it. No awards will be made based on responses to this RFI.
Please do not include any information that you do not wish to make public. Proprietary, classified, confidential, or sensitive information should not be included in your response. NIH and the government reserve the right to use non-proprietary information in future publications, solicitations, grants, cooperative agreements, or funding opportunity announcements.
We look forward to your input and hope that you will share this RFI opportunity with your colleagues.