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Innovative Questions (IQ) is the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)’s interactive, collaborative initiative designed to stimulate a dialogue among the scientific community, professional organizations, and the public. NINR is interested in thoughts and ideas that will encourage new thinking and creativity in nursing science, explore unanswered questions, promote results-oriented research, and guide the science over the next 5 to 10 years.

On NINR’s IQ website, members of the scientific community, professional organizations, and the general public were given the opportunity submit innovative research questions directly to NINR, and to comment on questions submitted by others. The public input phase of the IQ initiative has now concluded. We thank everyone who provided input through the website. The questions and comments we received will inform our thinking as we consider future research directions. For more information about this initiative, please visit

All ideas and comments were reviewed before posting to ensure compliance with the NINR Web Policy and IQ Site Usage Policy.

These ideas and posted comments do not necessarily reflect those of the NINR, NIH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or the federal government.

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