An important note on submitted evaluations:
We hope that these evaluations will be a valuable resource to help you understand mentoring policies at academic departments! However, we know that this type of database has its limits. First, it’s important to remember that each of these evaluations has been reported by a single department member at the listed institution, so it might reflect their personal experiences or knowledge of the department. Future of Research has NOT independently vetted these reports.
Secondly, these evaluations are meant to provide info about whether a department does or does not have specific policies to support early career researchers. The evaluations do not provide information about how these policies function in practice. We recognize that there may be discrepancies in stated/formalized policies and their implementation, and value the lived experiences of those currently working within evaluated departments. Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions or concerns regarding published evaluations.
Additionally, we recognize that our current evaluation does not address issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion, sexual harassment and accountability, or mental health. We acknowledge that these issues are complex and play a role in many aspects of the early career researcher experience. We are working, in discussion with all Future of Research Board Members, on the best way to evaluate and/or provide resources pertaining to these key issues.
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Data by Institute and Department/Program
|University or Institute||Department or Program||Verified||Trainee Stage Evaluated||Evaluation Year||Supplemental Mentor Training||Peer Support Cohorts||Required Mentor Training||Anonymous Exit Surveys||Clear Guidelines and Timelines||Career and Professional Development Resources|
|Babraham Institute||Postdoc||2020||Bronze||Not Implemented||Not Implemented||Not Implemented||Bronze||Not Implemented|
|Harvard University||Stem Cell & Regenerative Biology||Verified||Graduate (PhD)||2021||Not Implemented||Not Implemented||Bronze||Not Implemented||Not Implemented||Bronze|
|Johns Hopkins School of Medicine||Biological Chemistry||Verified||Graduate (PhD)||2021||Bronze||Not Implemented||Don't know||Bronze||Silver||Not Implemented|
|Norwegian University of Science and Technology||Industrial Economics and Technology Management||Verified||Graduate (PhD)||2021||Bronze||Bronze||Not Implemented||Not Implemented||Not Implemented||Not Implemented|
|Oxford University||Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine||Graduate (PhD)||2019||Bronze||Bronze||Not Implemented||Not Implemented||Not Implemented||Not Implemented|
|Oxford/Cambridge/National Institutes of Health||NIH/OxCam||Verified||Graduate (PhD)||2020||Bronze||Bronze||Not Implemented||Not Implemented||Bronze||Bronze|
|Stanford University||Genetics||Graduate (PhD)||2021||Not Implemented||Silver||Not Implemented||Gold||Gold||Gold|
|Stanford University||Immunology||Verified||Graduate (PhD)||2021||Not Implemented||Bronze||Don't know||Not implemented||Silver||Bronze|
|Stanford University||Immunology||Verified||Graduate (PhD)||2021||Not Implemented||Bronze||Not Implemented||Bronze||Bronze||Bronze|
|Stanford University||Immunology||Verified||Postdoc||2021||Not Implemented||Not Implemented||Not Implemented||Silver||Bronze||Silver|
|Stanford University||Microbiology & Immunology||Verified||Graduate (PhD)||2021||Not Implemented||Bronze||Not Implemented||Silver||Bronze||Silver|
|Stanford University||Neurosciences IDP||Verified||Graduate (PhD)||2021||Not Implemented||Silver||Don't know||Don't know||Silver||Silver|
|Stanford University||Stanford Cardiovascular Institute||Verified||Postdoc||2021||Silver||Bronze||Not Implemented||Not Implemented||Bronze||Silver|
|Stanford University||Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences||Postdoc||2021||Don't know||Bronze||Bronze||Don't know||Not Implemented||Bronze|
|Stanford University||Department of Medicine||Postdoc||2021||Bronze||Bronze||Silver||Don't know||Gold||Gold|
|Stanford University||Gastroenterology and Hepatology||Verified||Postdoc||2021||Not Implemented||Not Implemented||Not Implemented||Not Implemented||Bronze||Silver|
|Stowers Institute for Medical Research||Verified||Postdoc||2021||Silver||Not Implemented||Not Implemented||Bronze||Not Implemented||Not Implemented|
|The Ohio State University||Physics||Verified||Graduate (PhD)||2021||Don't know||Don't know||Don't know||Don't know||Silver||Don't know|
|The Scripps Research Institute||Verified||Graduate (PhD)||2021||Not Implemented||Not Implemented||Not Implemented||Not Implemented||Silver||Bronze|
|The Scripps Research Institute||Doctoral Program in Chemical and Biological Sciences||Verified||Graduate (PhD)||2021||Not Implemented||Bronze||Not Implemented||Not Implemented||Silver||Silver|
|University of California, Berkeley||Plant & Microbial Biology||Verified||Postdoc||2021||Not Implemented||Not Implemented||Not Implemented||Not Implemented||Not Implemented||Not Implemented|
|University of California, Berkeley||Molecular and Cell Biology||Verified||Postdoc||2021||Not Implemented||Not Implemented||Not Implemented||Not Implemented||Not Implemented||Not Implemented|
|University of California, Berkeley||Molecular and Cell Biology||Verified||Graduate (PhD)||2021||Silver||Not Implemented||Not Implemented||Not Implemented||Bronze||Bronze|
|University of California, San Diego||Anesthesiology||Postdoc||2021||Don't know||Don't know||Not Implemented||Not Implemented||Not Implemented||Not Implemented|
|University of Kentucky||Veterinary Science||Graduate (PhD)||2021||Not Implemented||Not Implemented||Not Implemented||Bronze||Silver||Not Implemented|
|University of Missouri- Columbia||Psychological Sciences||Verified||Graduate (PhD)||2021||Bronze||Gold||Not Implemented||Not Implemented||Silver||Bronze|
|University of Nevada, Las Vegas||School of Life Sciences||Verified||Graduate (PhD)||2021||Not Implemented||Not Implemented||Not Implemented||Bronze||Bronze||Not Implemented|
|University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill||Biological and Biomedical Sciences Program||Verified||Graduate (PhD)||2021||Not Implemented||Gold||Not Implemented||Bronze||Bronze||Silver|
|University of Pittsburgh||Chemical Engineering||Verified||Graduate (PhD)||2021||Not Implemented||Not Implemented||Not Implemented||Not Implemented||Bronze||Not Implemented|
|University of Cincinnati||Neuroscience Graduate Program||Verified||Graduate (PhD)||2021||Bronze||Gold||Not Implemented||Bronze||Gold||Gold|
*Verified evaluations are those where a name and email address were provided, and we were able to verify that the submitting individual is a current or former member of the department indicated.