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Individual Development Plan (IDP) Resources

The IDP is a valuable communication and planning tool that facilitates collaboration between postdocs and their PI/mentor.

  • An initial IDP is required after one month of employment, due by the third month of employment to help set goals for the first year of your postdoc.
  • A reappointment IDP is required yearly upon reappointment. This IDP should reflect on accomplishments from the past year, goal setting for the coming year, and long-term career goals.
  • IDPs are automatically sent via email and should be completed through RedCap. Please reach out to if you have any questions.

Benefits of the IDP

  • Valuable communication and planning tool between you and your PI/mentor
  • One component of a broader professional and mentoring strategy
  • Opportunity to discuss long-term career goals and short-term objectives


IDP Resources

(Please note: completing any outside IDP does not fulfill the requirements of a yearly IDP for your reappointment. All IDPs must be completed and submitted through RedCap.)