Mentoring is critical to success in research environments but reports show that the quality of mentorship is not what it needs to be to ensure mentee success. In this initiative, eLife Community Ambassadors work together to examine current challenges in mentorship practices and create resources for improving mentoring for trainees and principal investigators around the world.
We are creating protocols and blog posts in key areas of building mentee-mentor relationships. We will then create six, hour-long workshops based on these documents for presentation at universities and scientific meetings.
The 2018 eLife Ambassadors team developed two surveys to assess the quality of mentorship at different career stages, and we are now analyzing the results of that work. The 2019 team have drafted two blog posts on tips for mentees and mentors, and are finalizing protocols and workshops in key areas such as mentor lab manual, conflict resolution and work-life balance.
Our goal for 2019 is to complete and publish the protocols and blog posts, and finalize workshop preparations to be able to deliver them locally at our institutions and conferences.
Members involved in this initiative:
Sarvenaz Sarabipour, Lotte de Winde, Humberto Debat, Renuka Kudva, Sarah Hainer, Patricia Resa-Infante, Gulcan Akgul, Feyza Arslan, Shawn Tan, Emily Furlong, Hedyeh Ebrahimi, Natalia Bielczyk, Sejal Davla, Samantha Seah, Nicholas Asby, Anton Nathanson, Ding He, Amey Redkar, Michael Sumner, Michael Bartlett, Nafisa Jadavji, Pleasantine Mill, Xinchen Wang, Ziva Pogacar, Nelima Mumoki, Galina Limorenko, Juniper Kiss, John Nicoludis, Elena Gómez-Díaz, Chee Wai Chua, Amanda Hurley, Alexandra Stolyarova, Bente Benedict, Chaitra Prabhakara, Adriana Bankston