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The NPA Institutional Policy Database is a source for current postdoc policies and practices at U.S. research institutions. Institutional sustaining members of the NPA can take the Institutional Policy Survey and maintain their own information in order to keep it as up to date as possible. 

The National Postdoctoral Association is pleased to announce the release of the first reports from the Institutional Policy Survey. Thank you to all the institutions that took the time to respond to the survey. The survey data provides us with the first ever picture of how postdoc offices are structured, how they receive funding, which classification of postdocs receive benefits, and much more. Please note the online reports are basic aggregate compilations of each question. We will be releasing a full report with more analysis of the data in the summer. 

To visit the NPA Institutional Policy Database and view the reports go to
Log in with your NPA username and password. You  need to be a member of the NPA to view the data. If you are not a NPA member and would like to join click here. If you have questions regarding your NPA log in email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

For Institutional Sustaining Members: To take the survey or go back to revise your responses, go to and log in. Click on "Postdoc Policy Survey". Click on "Take Survey".

If you any questions or suggestions please e-mail Kryste Ferguson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thank you!



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