NIBIB's Scientific Workforce Diversity Office Seeking Input on Strategic Plan
The office is seeking feedback on its current strategic plan draft for fiscal years 2022-2026. The plan focuses on a data-driven, measurable approach so that the office can effectively implement its plan to promote scientific workforce diversity. COSWD’s Chief Officer wrote, “Under my leadership, we will maintain and further expand on these data-driven initiatives and strategies based on mutually beneficial relationships in the intramural and extramural research communities. We will build on a strong foundation to advance the COSWD’s mission as the NIH thought leader in the science of scientific workforce diversity, helping to build research capacity (i.e., a more diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible workforce) at NIH.”
The draft plan outlines three cross-cutting strategies, which include collaborations, accountability, and evaluation to achieve COSWD’s goals. The goals are also clearly defined in the plan:
- Build the evidence using research insights and NIH as a testbed for innovative scientific programs to enhance diversity in the workforce.
- Disseminate the evidence through work with the biomedical scientific community, from trainees to established tenured scientists.
- Act T on the evidence by advancing integrated, institution-wide systems to address bias, equity, mentoring, and work-life issues.
To read the strategic plan draft, visit: https://diversity.nih.gov/sites/coswd/files/images/FY22-26COSWDStrategicPlan508Revised-2.pdf.