Tag Archives: Training

BEST Practices Workshop: Lessons Learned in Graduate and Postdoctoral Training

The Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (BEST) programs will hold a workshop on September 6-7, 2017, in Orlando, FL, to share with the biomedical research training community lessons learned from their experiments with improving career development for trainees. The free workshop will focus on providing “…practical guidance on how to motivate, create, implement and evaluate… Read More »

The National Academies host a workshop on mentoring in STEMM education

The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine hosted a Participatory Workshop on Effective Mentoring in STEMM: Practice, Research, and Future Directions on February 9–10. Billed as an interactive conversation on “evidence-based practices and metrics for mentoring students in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine) career pathways,” the workshop brought together a broad range… Read More »

FASEB launches survey on shared research resources

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) launched a survey of researchers’ experiences with shared research resources. Responses are requested from resource users and providers in the United States by March 2. The questions in this 10-15 minutes survey focus on the following topics: (1) resource utilization and unmet needs; (2) the role… Read More »

NIH Advisory Committees Discuss Diversity, Intramural Research, Children’s Study, Peer Review, and the Grant Application and Award Process

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently hosted meetings of the Advisory Committee to the Director (ACD) and the Scientific Management Review Board (SMRB), both of which provide advice to agency leadership on issues affecting the biomedical research community. During its meeting on December 11 and 12, the ACD received updates on a wide-variety of… Read More »

National Academies Report Urges Significant Reforms to Postdoctoral Training

By Yvette Seger On December 10, the National Academies’ Committee to Review the State of Postdoctoral Experience for Scientists and Engineers released its report and recommendations to improve the postdoctoral training system in the United States (U.S.) Building upon the findings of several other groups, including those of the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Advisory… Read More »

News from NIH

By Yvette Seger The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently released several notices of interest to the biological and biomedical research community, ranging from clarifying the role of graduate students and postdocs supported by research grants to the suspension of funding for certain types of research. On October 10, NIH issued a notice that is particularly significant… Read More »

FASEB Holds Second “Sustaining Discovery” Roundtable

By Howard Garrison On September 16, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) hosted its second roundtable in a series of discussions on “Sustaining Discovery,” this time focusing on the research workforce. The 27 participants included representatives of FASEB societies, senior officials from federal agencies, officers of other research organizations, and labor economists… Read More »