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NIH Census

An annual snapshot of NED is taken on the last workday of June, and filters applied (see below) to define the Census.  The Census includes staff who occupy NIH controlled facilities on a regular basis.  "Staff" includes Employees (FTEs), Contractors, Guest Researchers, Fellowship Appointments, Tenants and Volunteers.  No distinction is made for part-time or limited-term employees, each of whom is counted as a whole number.  The Census excludes those that do not work in NIH controlled space, Contractors and Volunteers who do not have an NIH network account and Summer Students.  A copy of your IC's official Census data can be obtained from the Division of Facilities Planning, Office of Research Facilities (see below for contact information).

The Census is used for NIH Master Planning and for more specific space and other planning purposes by the ICs.  The Census is also used for calculating certain central service charges to the ICs and utilization rates for administrative space.  Data are used for such activities as forecasting space needs, planning future transportation and parking needs, and developing programs for employee and site amenities.

An IC can view their current Census at any time, not just the June 30 NED snapshot, by viewing a census report titled "Census Report".  The IC can see who is included in their Census Report with the filters applied.  The Census Report is available in nVisionExternal website link located in the nSIGHT-HR application under the Analytics Module.nVisionExternal website link requires users to be registered.  The Census Report can be filtered and is searchable in a variety of ways including: by employee, employee NIH ID number, by type of employee, by SAC (HN code), by location, etc.


 Flow Chart Showing What Counts for Budget Census -
Further questions about the NIH Census?  Call Terence Lewis (301-435-1668) or email
This page was last updated on Mar 03, 2021