Alaska INBRE Administrative Offices Relocate to Arctic Health Research Building
- Knowledge sharing across programs
- IDeA program co-localization supporting NIH program collaboration goals
- Opportunity to share experience and knowledge to the advantage of both NIH programs at UA
Thanks to all for their assistance with this relocation!
NIGMS Encourages IDP
Individual Development Plans
Action: Strongly encourage the use of individual development plans (IDPs) on all NIGMS-sponsored training and research awards.
At its best, research training is an intentional and purposeful activity that is the product of a thoughtful analysis of the background, interests and needs of each student and postdoctoral trainee. This includes developing a mentoring plan that assesses the needs and goals of each student and postdoc, describes short- and long-term career objectives, and identifies professional development activities needed to reach them. The individual development plan (IDP) is a tool to help in this planning process and also to facilitate communication between mentees and mentors. An IDP should be viewed as a dynamic document that is periodically reviewed and updated throughout an individual’s training. IDPs are of proven value at any stage, from the undergraduate to the postdoctoral level.