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Mentoring and Training

Mentor/Trainee Responsibilities

•  Successful, experienced, established, and/or senior researchers often assume the added role of mentor while conducting investigations.

    • Training the next generation of researchers is the responsibility of today's successful researchers
    • There are rewards for the mentor.
      • Extrinsic: The trainee will often contribute time toward your research.
      • Intrinsic: The satisfaction of seeing someone develop into an excellent scientist—priceless.

•  The mentor/trainee relationship is complex and may harbor potential conflicts.

    • Who gets credit?
    • Who owns the results?
    • When does the trainee become independent?