Data - About

What services does EDI provide for the NIH?

  • Provide aggregated demographic data on NIH’s federal workforce for Institutes, Centers and Offices to facilitate strategic planning, analysis and evaluation of diversity and inclusion efforts.
  • Collaborate with internal and external NIH partners to identify and address barriers to equal employment opportunities.
  • Collaborate with internal and external NIH partners to ensure accurate collection and reporting of demographic workforce data.
  • Provide technical assistance and consultation on diversity and inclusion related analyses of the NIH workforce (e.g., addressing data assumptions, identifying appropriate benchmarks, data interpretation, etc.).
  • Provide EEO investigators with demographic data related to claims of discrimination.

What are our primary data sources?

NIH’s primary data source is the Enterprise Human Capital Management system (EHCM). EDI accesses this data via the nVision Data Warehouse. nVision is a business intelligence and analytics application that provides integrated information from various data systems for the administrative community of NIH. For data reporting to Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) such as MD-715, EDI also uses human resources data, accessed via the HHS Business Intelligence Information System (BIIS). For data regarding intramural principal investigators at NIH, EDI partners with the NIH Office of Intramural Research to identify the appropriate intramural professional designations (IPDs) for this segment of the NIH workforce. Please consult the NIH IRP Sourcebook, or visit more information.

When appropriate, we conduct analysis with additional data sources such as the USAJOBs applicant data flow, the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey and NIH Exit Survey administered by the NIH Office of Human Resources.

Who are our partners?

Our team of analysts partner internally with staff from the Office of Human Resources, Office of Intramural Research, Office of Extramural Research and the Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity. We partner externally with staff from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Office of Personnel Management, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to ensure our reporting meets federal standards.