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Create an NIH Alumni Database Entry

OMB Number: 0925-0299
Expiration Date: 31-May-2024

Thank you for taking the time to create an entry for yourself in the NIH Alumni Database. This is a new venture for the NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education (OITE) and we have big plans.

You may be wondering why you should take the time to complete the brief form below today and keep your entry up to date in the future. Here are several reasons:

  • First, what's in it for YOU? Networking! You will be helping to create a searchable database of potential colleagues that you can mine to meet your own needs and those of your students and friends. But, in addition
  • The OITE invites former NIH trainees to speak at events like the Career Symposium and the National Graduate Student Research Festival. The success of those ventures depends on our keeping in contact with a diverse group of NIH alumni that could include you.
  • Applicants to NIH training programs often want to know where program participants go next.  Where do NIH postbacs go to graduate or professional school?  Where do NIH postdocs find jobs?  You can help us provide those data.
  • If you wish, you can become part of a worldwide network of NIH alumni who are willing to answer current trainees' questions about schools and jobs.

Database Rules:

  • Information that you enter into the database will be made public e.g., in publications describing NIH programs, only in the aggregate; no personally identifiable information will be published outside of this system.
  • Your personally identifiable information (see below) will be included in the searchable database only if you authorize the OITE to include it.  You can change your mind at any time.
  • Only Alumni Database account-holders, current NIH trainees, and NIH staff will be able to search the Database.
  • You can update your educational and/or employment history and preferences at any time.


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For security reasons, the password must satisfy the following criteria:
  1. Must contain at least 8 characters
  2. Must contain at least 1 of each of the following:
    • lower case letter   • upper case letter   • number   • special character (e.g., !, %, ^)
  3. Must differ from the preceding password by at least 4 characters and not be formed simply by adding characters to the beginning or end of the current password.



Please tell us about your education. List your highest or most recent degree first. Please also complete this section if you have been accepted to and plan to enter a degree program.


Please tell us about any time you have spent at the NIH. List your most recent experiences first and lists all experiences in reverse chronological order.
NIH Start Date*:
NIH End Date*:
Do you have more NIH training history you would like to add? If so, click the NIH information button below.
Member of Trainee Committee:
(select all that apply)




If you have accepted a postdoc or job offer, or are currently employed, please complete this section. If you have held multiple positions, please list them in reverse chronological order.


Networking Contact*:
Are you willing to serve as a networking contact for NIH trainees? We anticipate that they might seek your advice on career planning, the graduate/professional school application process, the job search process, or your particular position.

Note: By clicking yes, you are authorizing OITE to include you in the searchable database. By clicking no, you will not be included in any search results provided to the public.
Career Counselor Contact*:
Would you be willing to be a contact for career counselors in the Office of Intramural Training & Education at the NIH or OITE staff organizing training events?

Collection of this information is authorized by The Public Health Service Act, Section 410 (42 USC 285).Rights of participants are protected by The Privacy Act of 1974. Participation is voluntary, and there are nopenalties for not participating or withdrawing from the study at any time. The information collected in thisstudy will be kept private to the extent provided by law. Names and other identifiers will not appear in anyreport of the study. Information provided will be combined for all participants and reported as summaries

Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 15 minutes per response,including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining thedata needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. An agency may not conduct orsponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currentlyvalid OMB control number. Send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of thiscollection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden, to: NIH, Project Clearance Branch,6705 Rockledge Drive, MSC 7974, Bethesda, MD 20892‑7974, ATTN: PRA (0925‑0299). Do not return thecompleted form to this address.