Division of Biomedical Research Workforce

About the Division of Biomedical Research Workforce (DBRW)

The Division of Biomedical Research Workforce (DBRW) was established in 2015 in response to the Biomedical Research Working Group and Physician Scientist Workforce Working Group of the NIH Advisory Committee to the Director. DBRW resides within the Office of Extramural Research, Office of the Director.


To cultivate a robust and diverse biomedical research workforce that will ensure the Nation’s capability to improve health.


To develop, maintain, assess, and enhance NIH policies and programs that support innovative training, career development and education of a diverse biomedical research workforce, incorporating analyses of national workforce trends and needs.

  • Develops and evaluates NIH polices to sustain the biomedical research workforce at all levels
  • Analyzes trends in the biomedical research workforce 
  • Studies the economics of the biomedical research workforce and associated labor market

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