As part of the NIH Anti-Harassment Program, a Workplace Climate and Harassment Survey was administered in January 2019 to NIH staff including NIH employees, contractors, fellows, and trainees. The survey was designed to be voluntary, confidential, and anonymous. Results from the survey will help to assess the workplace climate at all NIH facilities and identify any elements of NIH’s organizational climate that may be associated with harassment. NIH facilities include labs, offices, meeting rooms, animal facilities, and many others. Both positive and negative experiences will provide important context about the NIH workplace climate, informing strategy about developing NIH programs to improve the workplace moving forward.
Only in safe and respectful work environments can individuals achieve their greatest potential and carry out the important work that supports the NIH mission.