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BEST programs

For information on individual BEST site programs, please visit: 

Cross-Site Evaluation Data Collection Instruments

For information on data being collected by the cross-site evaluation, please see the Data Definitions and Data Collection tools, which include:

  • Entrance Survey for Graduate Students
  • Entrance Survey for Postdoctoral Scientists
  • Exit Survey for Graduate Students
  • Exit Survey for Postdoctoral Scientists
  • Data Form
  • Phone Interview Questions

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) Webinars

The NIH's BEST awardees partnered with the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) on  a three-part webinar series.

Find recorded webinars and download slides here.

Topics included 'Careers in Industry', 'Charting a Course to Career Success' and 'Building Professional Relationships: pragmatic advice for the human scientist'.

Additional Resources and Information

Read more about NIH efforts to develop and test new approaches to training and mentoring on a large scale to diversify the Biomedical Workforce

Read more about Rescuing Biomedical Research

National Academies Report Urges Significant Reforms to Improve the Training and Salary of Postdoctoral Researchers

Read more about the activities of the NIH Advisory Committee to the Director (ACD) Working Group on the Biomedical Research Workforce here.

Allowable Student and Postdoc Activities

Questions about what activities students and postdoctoral scholars can participate in? Read more about it here:

National Reports on Graduate Education and Training

The Path Forward: The Future of Graduate Education in the United States, Commission on the Future of Graduate Education in the United States, 2010

Pathways Through Graduate School and Into Careers, Council of Graduate Schools, 2012

Biomedical Research Workforce Working Group Report, National Institutes of Health, 2012

Advancing Graduate Education in the Chemical Sciences, American Chemical Society, 2012

Research Universities and the Future of America, National Research Council, 2012

This page last reviewed on October 23, 2023