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NINR Organizational Structure

NINR is organized into four main areas that report to the Office of the Director:

The Division of Management Services (DMS) supports NINR programs and activities through its coordination of administrative, financial, information technology, and management policy analysis services. DMS is responsible for formulating and implementing the Institute’s budget and financial management operations; interpreting and applying new and revised administrative policies, regulations, and management activities; directing information technology and information systems; and establishing administrative procedures for the Institute.

NINR’s Division of Intramural Research (DIR) is currently focused on increasing its efforts in research that integrate a multilevel understanding of the impact of health determinants, from the community level to the laboratory bench, with areas such as community-based, multilevel, and translational research. Like the rest of NINR’s research portfolio, this approach to science takes advantage of nursing science’s unique ability to address people’s lives and living conditions to improve health and health equity.

The Division of Extramural Science Programs (DESP) serves NINR’s extramural research community and NINR by overseeing policy and management for grants and contracts to support NINR research and training. DESP also performs other specialized functions for the Institute, such as overseeing a nationwide Research Centers program.

DSPPL’s role at NINR is twofold. It oversees NINR’s communication activities and disseminates information to stakeholders and the general public. It is also responsible for NINR’s science policy, planning, and reporting functions. DSPPL keeps the NINR community and the general public informed of Institute scientific initiatives, news, and events, and maintains NINR’s website and social media presence. It facilitates relationships between NINR, Congress, stakeholder groups and the public, DSPPL has two offices that closely collaborate on division activities: the Office of Communications and Public Liaison and the Office of Science Policy and Legislation.