Boston Children's Hospital Library
The Boston Children’s Hospital Library can provide the fellows
with inter-library loan, photocopying and scanning, literature searches/express service, computer resources, laptop/projector loans, PubMed and EndNote instruction, journal ordering, book ordering, and conference room reservation with
the Gamble Reading Room.
CITI Training in Responsible Conduct of Research
Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) is an online training program consisting of a series of tutorial modules focusing on different spects of RCR. The modules include instructional material, case studies, and additional suggested readings. At the end of each module is a short quiz. The results of each quiz are recorded and provided to you and to CHB Research Administration. You must have a cumulative score of 80% to pass/complete the course.
Employee Assistance Program
It's not easy to maintain peak performance while
balancing the demands of your work and personal life. The Hospital's Employee
Assistance Program provides confidential services and resources to
ease these challenges.
Human Resources Consultant
The HR Consultants provide coaching and consulting to
managers on employee relations matters, compensation, workforce planning,
performance management, organizational change, and organizational/job design.
International Fellows Contacts:
The Office of Immigration Services website has been designed to provide
departments/divisions and international employees with basic information about
different types of visa and permanent residency petitions sponsored by Boston
Individual Development Plan (IDP)
It is beneficial to the postdoctoral experience that every postdoctoral/research fellow at Boston Children’s Hospital have an annual formal evaluation from their supervisor. A yearly evaluation of a fellow is mandated by the policies set forth in the Research Fellows Policy Manual. A commonly used mechanism for annual evaluations is an Individual Development Plan (IDP). The IDP is a kind of roadmap stating each trainee’s Developmental stage and goals and can assist postdoctoral fellows in achieving their career goals and becoming contributing members of the biomedical research workforce. As of October 2014, the NIH will require the use of IDPs for all fellows funded by training grants and highly recommend their use for all fellows funded by other NIH mechanisms. This website has various resources and templates to guide the development and use of IDPs for fellows at BCH.
OFT Program Offerings
The OFT’s programs include courses and workshops in
Scientific Writing, Mentoring, Leadership, Public Speaking, English as a Second
Language, Laboratory Personnel Management, Grant Preparation, and Scientific
Presentation Skills. In addition to the
formal curriculum, the OFT meets with and provides career advice to fellows on an individual basis.
The Ombuds Office supports an ethical and civil culture,
encouraging mutual understanding and resolution through respectful dialogue and
fair processes. The office is open to
faculty, staff, students, trainees and appointees to HMS, HSDM, HSPH and their affiliated
Research Fellows Manual
The Research Fellows Manual has been established by the
Office of Fellowship Training (OFT) at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) for the
benefit of all Postdoctoral Research Fellows engaged in research at the
Technology and Innovation Development Office (TIDO)
Boston Children's Hospital's Technology and Innovation
Development Office (TIDO) is a team of highly motivated professionals with
experience in academic and industry biomedical research, technology licensing,
company startups, business and law. Through active partnering with
biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device companies at all stages (e.g.
research, development, pre-clinical and clinical investigation), TIDO works to
translate the world-class, cutting edge research conducted at Boston Children's
Hospital into new therapies, diagnostics and devices that can benefit the