Mentoring is a significant part of scientific training and successful career progression. What are the characteristics of an effective mentor-trainee relationship? Check out these selected resources to learn more about the ethical principles, practices, and policies that guide mentoring relationships.

Research Mentoring Web Site at the University of Wisconsin-Madison provides curricula, assessment tools and resources for mentors and mentees.

Mentoring Resources Web Site by the Institute for Clinical Research Education at the University of Pittsburgh provides resources for mentees and mentors at every career stage – whether just getting started or an experienced research investigator. Topics include: Expectations, Mentoring Models, Communication, Ethics in Mentoring, Diversity in Mentoring, Problem Solving, and Additional Resources.

myIDP from the American Association for the Advancement of Science is a unique, web-based career-planning tool tailored to meet the needs of PhD students and postdocs in the sciences.

National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) mentoring resources include policies, articles, handbooks, and manuals.

Content Collection: Mentoring in Science Careers is a collection of their best articles about the importance and rewards of mentoring.

Nature’s Guide for Mentors is a compilation of the characteristics that constitute good mentoring.

Science Mentoring Research is the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) list of resources (publications/Web sites) for individuals interested in science mentoring.

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