First day at NIH

On your first day at NIH, you will be introduced to your new workplace and colleagues. Your employing department or host unit will help you with practicalities like keys/access card and login information to get you started and laptop/phone.

Employee ID card

All staff and guest researchers for more than 3 months are issued with an employee ID card. Your employing department will make the necessary arrangements before your arrival, or provide you with a non-personal card on loan until the practicalities are sorted out. The employee ID card is both a piece of ID, a security key card, and our library lending card. You should carry it on you at all times.

IT services, printers and copying

The IT services will provide you with a permanent or temporary username and password to access the NIH infrastructure. Normally, your employing department or host unit will arrange this prior to your arrival, and can also provide you with information about printers and copying.


Your employee ID card also functions as your library Lending card. Lending books from the library collections is free of charge.


All staff are paid on a monthly basis, with payments made directly to your bank account on the 15th of each month. You will find your payslip in the HR-portal.