Internal Resources

Initiative to Maximize Student Development (IMSD)

Initiative to Maximize Student Development (IMSD) Program The IMSD Program, funded from an NIH grant, provides complementary training support for graduate students in underrepresented groups to significantly increase the participation of these groups within the fields of biomedical and behavioral research. 

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Online Learning

Postdocs have free access to LinkedIn Learning's library of video courses for business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. 

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The Writing Center

Writing Center provides individual and group writing support free of charge to any member of the Brown community. Writing Center staff help students with all stages of the writing process, from finding a topic through drafting, revising, and final editing.

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Harriet W. Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning

Harriet W. Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning offers postdocs and junior faculty four year-long Teaching Certificate Programs designed to help participants develop a reflective teaching practice, improve their effectiveness as an instructor and prepare for careers in higher education. Space is limited, so register early if you wish to participate offers postdocs and junior faculty teaching orientation programs, several teaching and learning events including several levels of teaching certificates.

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Versatile PhD

Versatile PhD is a web-based community that demystifies nonacademic careers and provides peer and professional support for advanced graduate students and PhDs interested in careers beyond the academy. Supported by subscriptions from member institutions, Versatile PhD allows you to network with "Versatile PhDs" in and out of the academy through web chat, career panel discussions, and related events. Learn how others have leveraged their graduate education for professional success! Access to Versatile PhD is password protected for members of the Brown University community.

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Massachusetts Biotechnology Council

Brown is a member of the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council, an association of more than 650 biotechnology companies, universities, academic institutions and others dedicated to advancing cutting edge research. This enables those in the Brown community to access workshops, courses, networking opportunities, discounts, and more. Explore their website for more information and membership benefits.

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CareerLab supports graduate and postdocs by providing tools for self- assessment, career exploration, skills development, resource advising, and job search strategies. 

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Research Mentoring

Advance Clinical and Translational Research (Advance-CTR) provides links to resources for postdocs looking for research mentorship.

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Office of Women in Medicine and Science

The Office of Women in Medicine and Science supports trainees through a dedicated program of professional development events.

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Center for Computation and Visualization

Center for Computation and Visualization (CCV) offers three levels of Certificates in High-Performance Computing (HPC) for Brown postdoctoral researchers who complete workshops in topics ranging from basic to advanced. The goal of this program is to help train participants with diverse backgrounds to use computing more effectively in their research at Brown and beyond. The program's focus is on practical and timely knowledge that participants can apply immediately to their own research and that, in the long term, will broaden their career options in both academia and industry.

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GraphPad Prism Software License

Brown has secured additional licenses for GraphPad Prism to be made available to faculty, graduate students and postdoctoral trainees within the Division of Biology & Medicine.  Because we have a limited number of licenses, you will need to apply for use of the software.  Distribution will be made so that we can best serve the needs of the division. 

Some things that should be considered:  i) loading the licensed software on to a licensed on to a Brown- owned computer that is central to one or more working groups and can be shared by multiple users; ii) limit multiple licenses in a single working/ lab group; and iii) removing licenses from unused or discarded computer equipment. 

To request a license for GRAPH PAD PRISM, please go to: to submit a request.

When completing the form, select: 

  • Request Type:  ACCESS Request - Subcategory is:  Application List
  • Select GRAPH PAD PRISM from the application list. 

Please complete the form and Submit.  Your request will be received by the Computing Accounts & Passwords (CAP) team. They will confirm your eligibility, and you will receive a response with the next steps.


External Resources

  • ASM-GAP - Graduate & Postdoc Opportunities website (American Society of Microbiology) is your entry to professional skills development in grantsmanship, scientific publishing, scientific presentations, teaching and mentoring, scientific ethics, career planning, and networking
  • Interfolio - Credential Service Offers individuals one central place to store their most important documents, while also providing the means to distribute these materials to any institution
  • HHMI - Lab Management - Resources for the Development of Early Career Scientists (Includes link to book "Making the Right Moves")
  • BioSciEdNet - BioSciEdNet (BEN) is a digital library portal for teaching and learning in the biological sciences. The BEN Portal provides access to education resources and is managed by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Over 19,290 reviewed resources covering 77 biological sciences topics are available. BEN resources can help you engage student interest, shorten lesson preparation time, provide concept updates, and develop curricula that are in line with national standards for content, use of animals and humans, and student safety. For more information and to complete a free registration in order to use the service, visit the BEN portal.