We are NIH Fellows United, a group of fellows at the NIH from various institutes interested in improving working conditions at the NIH and amplifying our collective voices as scientists.

Please take a few minutes to fill out this survey on your working conditions and on our collective voice as scientists. Survey responses will be viewable only by members of NIH Fellows United’s organizing committee.

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* 1. Contact Info

Your work life and career

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* 2. My pay adequately reflects the value of my contributions to research

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* 3. My pay adequately covers my cost-of-living expenses

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* 4. The policies of my institute allow a diverse research workforce to thrive

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* 5. My institute fosters an environment in which my identities are respected

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* 6. My institute does a good job protecting me and my colleagues from harassment and discrimination

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* 7. My institute does a good job supporting my career advancement needs through mentorship and other opportunities

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* 8. My institute has done a good job helping international researchers navigate anti-immigrant policies from the federal government

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* 9. My institute uses job titles and classifications that are transparent and fair

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* 10. My institute does a good job protecting me and my colleagues from workplace safety hazards, including during the COVID-19 pandemic

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* 11. My institute does a good job of ensuring fair workloads and hours

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* 12. What do you think could be done to improve your workplace?

Our collective voice as scientists

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* 13. Federal funding levels for basic and translational science are sufficient and fairly distributed

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* 14. The current US healthcare system allows the populace to get maximum benefit from advances in biomedical research

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* 15. The federal government is doing enough to enact science-based policies to address the climate crisis

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* 16. Restrictive immigration policies hurt US research institutions

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* 17. Scientists should have a greater say in policy making

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* 18. The federal government values the work of researchers like me

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* 19. What public policy changes do you think scientists should advocate for?

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* 20. Get involved!

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