Professional Development & Postdoctoral Affairs

The office of Professional Development & Postdoctoral Affairs (PDPA) provides a supportive environment for postdoctoral training, and we do that by offering professional development opportunities to our postdocs and their faculty mentors, capturing and reporting postdoc data, and informing BU policy development. For information on their programs: PDPA

Responsible Conduct of Research

The Boston University Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Program offers students, administrators, and faculty members the training and resources required to ethically contribute to scientific investigation.Through online trainings and in-person workshops offered every semester, participants are asked to consider the potential ethical questions surrounding topics such as authorship, data acquisition and management, peer review, and research misconduct. Completion of this program is required for all graduate students. For information on their programs: RCR

BU BEST program

The Broadening Experience in Scientific Training (BEST) program exposes trainees to a variety of career paths they might not have even considered. They are identifying the needs of the current and future bio-medical workforce and helping trainees match with an engaging and satisfying career.  For information on their programs: BU’s BEST