What is Mentorship in Research?
Mentorship in the research world leads to the preparation of the trainee to become an independent researcher. A mentor/mentee relationship can be an important part of a student’s education and beneficial to the mentor also.
It is important to develop a clear understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the mentor and the trainee. Some of these issues to address include: the exact duties of the trainee, time commitment on both sides, and expected final project among others.
Follow this link for a mentoring manual PDF produced by The Institute for Broadening Participation.
Additional information and resources can be found on The Office of Research Integrity's Mentorship page.