Learning Objectives for Navigating Research Mentoring Relationships [iBiology Survey]

November 12, 2020

We are looking for input from administratorsfaculty and staff who mentor life science graduate students or are involved in graduate student doctoral training; and input from senior doctoral graduate students and postdocs. All individuals who fall into these categories are encouraged to respond to the survey.

You are invited to provide your input on the skills and knowledge that are most important to graduate students’ success with their mentors and research teams in the first year of their training:


This survey will ask you to prioritize a list of skills and knowledge most important for graduate student success in navigating their research mentoring relationships. Your responses will be used to help us develop an online course to help graduate students prepare to successfully navigate their research mentoring relationships; however, your responses may also be used for research.  More information about the research study can be found on the first page of the survey.  Once you have completed the survey, you will have the option to provide your name and email address on a separate form if you are interested in participating in an interview about your research mentoring relationships.

Please also share this invitation with graduate research training program directors, research mentors, staff, postdocs, and current and previous graduate students. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Alexandra Schnoes at alexandra@ibiology.org.