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Division of Biomedical Research Workforce

About the Division of Biomedical Research Workforce (DBRW)

The Division of Biomedical Research Workforce (DBRW) was established in response to an NIH Advisory Committee's Biomedical Research Workforce Working Group Report. 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

Explore information about how NIH promotes a diverse scientific research workforce.