Resources for Fellows

Boston Children's Hospital Library

The Boston Children’s Hospital Library can provide the fellows with inter-library loan, photocopying and scanning, literature searches/express service, computer resources, laptop/projector loans, PubMed and EndNote instruction, journal ordering, book ordering, and conference room reservation with the Gamble Reading Room.

CITI Training in Responsible Conduct of Research

Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) is an online training program consisting of a series of tutorial modules focusing on different spects of RCR. The modules include instructional material, case studies, and additional suggested readings. At the end of each module is a short quiz. The results of each quiz are recorded and provided to you and to CHB Research Administration. You must have a cumulative score of 80% to pass/complete the course.

Employee Assistance Program

It's not easy to maintain peak performance while balancing the demands of your work and personal life. The Hospital's Employee Assistance Program provides confidential services and resources to ease these challenges.

Human Resources Consultant

The HR Consultants provide coaching and consulting to managers on employee relations matters, compensation, workforce planning, performance management, organizational change, and organizational/job design.

International fellows contacts

The Office of Immigration Services website has been designed to provide departments/divisions and international employees with basic information about different types of visa and permanent residency petitions sponsored by Boston Children's Hospital.

Individual Development Plan (IDP)

It is beneficial to the postdoctoral experience that every postdoctoral/research fellow at Boston Children’s Hospital have an annual formal evaluation from their supervisor. A yearly evaluation of a fellow is mandated by the policies set forth in the Research Fellows Policy Manual. A commonly used mechanism for annual evaluations is an Individual  Development Plan (IDP). The IDP is a kind of roadmap stating each trainee’s Developmental stage and goals and can assist postdoctoral fellows in achieving their career goals and becoming contributing members of the biomedical research workforce. As of October 2014, the NIH will require the use of IDPs for all fellows funded by training grants and highly recommend their use for all fellows funded by other NIH mechanisms. This website has various resources and templates to guide the development and use of IDPs for fellows at BCH.

OFT program offerings

The OFT’s programs include courses and workshops in Scientific Writing, Mentoring, Leadership, Public Speaking, English as a Second Language, Laboratory Personnel Management, Grant Preparation, and Scientific Presentation Skills.  In addition to the formal curriculum, the OFT meets with and provides career advice to fellows on an individual basis.


The Ombuds Office supports an ethical and civil culture, encouraging mutual understanding and resolution through respectful dialogue and fair processes. The office is open to faculty, staff, students, trainees and appointees to HMS, HSDM, HSPH and their affiliated institutions.

Postdoc associations

Research Fellows Manual

The Research Fellows Manual has been established by the Office of Fellowship Training (OFT) at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) for the benefit of all Postdoctoral Research Fellows engaged in research at the Hospital.

Technology and Innovation Development Office (TIDO)

Boston Children's Hospital's Technology and Innovation Development Office (TIDO) is a team of highly motivated professionals with experience in academic and industry biomedical research, technology licensing, company startups, business and law. Through active partnering with biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device companies at all stages (e.g. research, development, pre-clinical and clinical investigation), TIDO works to translate the world-class, cutting edge research conducted at Boston Children's Hospital into new therapies, diagnostics and devices that can benefit the public.