The NIH Office of the Ombudsman

What's New

Dr. Howard W. Gadlin retired December 31, 2015

photo of Dr. Gadlin

Howard W. Gadlin, Ph.D., who led the Office of the Ombudsman, Center for Cooperative Resolution at NIH, since it began permanent operations in December 1998, retired as Ombudsman and Director on December 31, 2015.


The NIH Office of the Ombudsman, Center for Cooperative Resolution (CCR), provides informal assistance to members of the NIH community in addressing lab and work-related issues. We are a neutral, independent, and confidential resource.

Our ombudsmen will listen to your concerns and help you clarify your issues. We will help you identify your interests and your options. We are also able to help you address interpersonal or organizational challenges and can act as intermediaries to facilitate communication when appropriate, and if requested.

NIH Office of the Ombudsman

Center for Cooperative Resolution
Building 31, Room 2B63
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20892-2087

Phone: 301.594.7231
Fax: 301.594.7948

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