Developing Best Practices: Crosstalk Between Postdoc Offices


Just where can one turn for advice when starting a new postdoctoral office? One natural place to look is other postdoc offices. Sharing of best practices is one of the goals of the Postdoc Network but, as comments made at the second annual Postdoc Network National Meeting made clear, publishing an online database of links to extant offices and articles highlighting successful offices is not enough. Ask postdoc office administrators what they need and most likely the answer (after “money”) will be guidelines and best practices: Who is doing what, and how can we implement that program at our institution?

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