Individual Development Plan (IDP)
The Individual Development Plan (IDP) is a valuable tool that gives students the opportunity to address their short-term and long-term career goals. The Brown University School of Public Health requires that all students complete an IDP and that compliance is monitored by home Departments. IDPs are also an NIH mandate for students working on NIH-funded research projects. The Department views the IDP as an important opportunity to review progress with your advisor, set academic and research goals for the coming year, and update your academic CV.
The Department of Biostatistics requires all graduate students to complete an IDP each year. New students will be provided their login credentials following orientation.
Facilities and Computing
All Ph.D. graduate students are provided with a new laptop computer and office space in the School of Public Health building at 121 South Main St. Master's students have access to shared office space. All students have access to the computing infrastructure at the Center for Statistical Sciences, a high-end, continuously updated computing environment featuring both Unix and PC/MAC networks, with access to all major software for data analysis and numerical computing. CSS also maintains a considerable collection of statistics texts and journals in the Walter Freiberger Biostatistics Library.