Number of NIH employees

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How many NIH employees are there?

17000 employees

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) represents an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services.  It is the primary agency of the United States government responsible for biomedical and health-related research.  NIH comprises 27 research institutes/centers with 17,000 employees.  Its mission is to discover useful data that will lead to better health for everyone.  NIH conducts research in its own laboratories, supporting the research of non-federal scientists (in universities, medical schools, hospitals, and research institutions throughout the country and abroad).  Moreover, NIH plays an essential role in helping in the training of research investigators.

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