The HSR Information Central Web Site,
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hsrinfo/, is designed
to serve the Information Needs of the Health Services Research Community.
The following items will be considered in decisions about whether a link will be added
to HSR Information Central:
The source of the content is established, respected and dependable.
The name(s) of a credible author, creator, or producer is published on the site.
The qualifications of persons or organizations providing any medical or health
advice are clearly presented.
The information provided is appropriate to the audience.
The target audience for HSR Information Central is health services researchers and
the health sciences librarians who support them.
The content is accurate, well organized, and easy to use.
Access and Reliability
The link is consistently available.
Links from the site are maintained.
The site does not take an excessively long time to load.
Registration or payment of a fee is not required to view the information on the site.
Information is current or an update date is included on the site.
The aims of the Web site and sponsoring organizations are clearly identified.
Any advocacy positions of the Web site are explicity acknowledged.
The primary purpose of the link is to provide information and not to sell a product or service.
Support for the Web site is clearly defined, including the identities of commercial and non-commercial organizations that have contributed funding, services, or material for the site.
An English language version of the Web site is available.
The Web site can provide links to information resources in languages other than English.
Any site that is deemed to be inaccurate, misleading, prejudicial, intolerant, irresponsible, or unethical.
Any site which promotes products or services likely to be unhealthy, e.g., tobacco, firearms, alcohol and other hard drugs.
Any site that includes invalid or unsupported health claims.
Any site that provides secondary linkages to inappropriate content.
Users of the site can submit suggestions for new links via the "Suggest Link" interface
on the HSR Information Central Web site. While all suggestions will be considered, there
is no guarantee that the suggested link will be posted.
We particularly invite suggestions for links to government and non-profit organizations
that serve as gateways to information on a variety of topics related to health services
research. HSR Information Central does not normally include links to commercial products
or services. HSR Information Central acknowledges that a site with valuable information
may also contain information on commercial products or services, however, acceptance of
a link does not imply HSR Information Central endorses any commercial product or service
contained in the link.
Disclaimer of Endorsement
Agencies and organizations listed on HSR Information Central are included for informational