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Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity (COSWD) Great Minds Think Differently

COSWD leads NIH’s thought in the science of scientific workforce diversity, using evidence-based approaches to catalyze cultures of inclusive excellence. The COSWD vision is to enable NIH and NIH-funded institutions to benefit from the nation’s full range of talent and foster creativity and innovation in science.

Great Minds Think Differently

COSWD leads NIH’s thought in the science of scientific workforce diversity, using evidence-based approaches to catalyze cultures of inclusive excellence. The COSWD vision is to enable NIH and NIH-funded institutions to benefit from the nation’s full range of talent and foster creativity and innovation in science.

What's Happening?

Engagement and Access for Research-Active Institutions (EARA)

EARA aims to help Research-Active Institutions navigate NIH funding opportunities, access resources, and connect with NIH Institutes, Centers, and Offices.

March 13 Seminar

This seminar will be in collaboration with UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and will offer perspectives on diversity in team science-related data findings from the United States and United Kingdom. 

NIH DEIA Prize Competition Winners

COSWD is pleased to announce the 10 winners of the Institutional Excellence in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in Biomedical and Behavioral Research Prize Competition. 

Goals

We aim to build, disseminate, and act on evidence to effect change in the scientific workforce.

Build evidence using research insights and NIH as a testing ground for innovative scientific programs that employ data-driven tactics to enhance DEIA in the scientific workforce.

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Disseminate evidence on DEIA through collaboration with the biomedical and behavioral science research community, from trainees to established, tenured scientists.

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Act on evidence by advancing integrated, institution-wide systems to address bias, equity, mentoring, and work-life issues in the scientific workforce.

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Influence

We pursue evidence-based goals to foster our collaborations, accountability, and evaluation. Through these strategies, we capitalize on our strengths as an evidence-based thought leader and foster inclusive excellence throughout the biomedical and behavioral science workforce at NIH-funded institutions and within NIH.

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How We Collaborate

Collaborations are essential for NIH to realize the full impact of COSWD-catalyzed programs, develop and test new interventions, and ensure that best practices can be implemented across the scientific enterprise.

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The Impact and Outcomes of Our Efforts

Our commitment to advancing the science of scientific workforce diversity enables NIH and NIH-funded institutions to benefit from the full range of talent in the nation, fostering creativity and innovation in science.

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