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NIH Investigators & Staff

Telework Policy for IRTA/CRTA/Visiting Fellows 2022

The NIH has a policy to allow for limited telework for intramural trainees (IRTA/CRTA/Visiting Fellows). NOTE: no IRTAs, CRTAs, or Visiting Fellows may be appointed with the understanding that they will be working remotely. More information here.

Workshops for investigators, staff scientists/clinicians, admin staff.

See full schedule HERE Access the slides and recordings directly. NOTE: Access requires that you be inside the NIH network.


What investigators, Administrators, and Anyone Working with NIH Trainees Needs to Know: OITE Resources and Services

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Interacting with Trainees and Trainee Information Outside the Research Group (Housing, the Online Application System, Nepotism)


Online application system

Authorized NIH investigators and staff can use the OITE online application system (NIH Research and Training Opportunities or RTO) to

  • search the databases containing applications to NIH intramural research training programs including the Graduate Partnerships Program (GPP), the Undergraduate Scholarship System (UGSP), the Postbac Program and the Summer Internship Program (SIP);
  • approve trainee submissions to NIH events and competitions including FARE (Fellows Award for Research Excellence); and
  • complete FARE judging assignments

Access to these functions is limited to NIH investigators and staff who have accounts on the appropriate OITE system.  Your login credentials for OITE application systems are  your NIH network login credentials.  You can also access the system using your smart card reader.

To request an account that will permit you to access the OITE applications systems, please contact your IC Program Coordinator.  That individual will first determine whether you already have an account.  If so, he/she will ask the system to send you your login credentials.  If not, he/she will create an account for you.  Please note that each IC has its own policy on who may have an account.

Login to the OITE online systems

You are welcome to submit ads for available positions to the OITE for inclusion on its website on a page listing Postdoc Positions at the NIH. On May 9th, 2022, OITE Career Services transitioned to a new online job posting submission system. Please submit new postings at: You can direct any questions to

Important Note:

If you are interested in hiring someone for the summer to do administrative (or engineering or IT) tasks, please take a look at the HR Pathways for Students and Recent Graduates Program. This program may also be of interest to offices in the Extramural Research Program.  The Summer Internship Program is ONLY for individuals interested in biomedical research and can ONLY be used to hire trainees into the NIH Intramural Research Program.


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