My IDP (Individual Development Plan)

All NIH BTP trainees must complete their MyIDP profile to develop a strategic career plan under the mentorship of their preceptor, BTP directors, and other mentors. Instructions on setting up MyIDP are provided below.

Anna Marie

2014 -16 NIH Trainee Anna Marie Tuazon created a short informational video on how to create a MyIDP profile. Please take a few minutes to view her wonderful video here: Video camera

What is MyIDP?
It is an interactive web-based tool that helps research graduate students and postdocs prepare for many career options that are available to them. MyIDP is  based on the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology’s (FASEB’s) Individual Development Plan for Postdoctoral Fellows.


What do I need to do to access MyIDP?
To access MyIDP, visit


What does it cost?
It is free.


How will it help me?
You will create an individual development plan with guidelines for identifying and reaching your career goal.  MyIDP includes exercises designed to assess users’ career interests and helps identify research and technical skill strengths.  After a user has completed the self-assessment exercises they will be given a list of 20 common scientific career options starting with the best fit to the lowest. 





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Contact Details

UC Davis Biotechnology Program
Davis, CA 95616

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  • Biotechnology Program Website
  • DEB Website
  • NIH Director's Blog
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