IMNIS surveyed all participants of the 2017-2018 IMNIS programs (mentors and mentees) nationally after the completion of the programs to inform the ongoing development of the IMNIS initiative. The survey data are representative of the cohort with an equal number of respondents being mentees and mentors.
Results were positive with 95% of mentees and 92% of mentors rating the overall mentoring experience as positive and successful.
Participants were asked to rate the quality of their match taking into account scientific discipline, relevance of networks, general rapport and ability to help their mentee/ability to learn from their mentor. 84% of mentees and 85% of mentors agreed that their match was of good quality. On top of this, 89% of mentees agreed their mentor was engaged and committed to the mentoring partnership, and 87% of mentors rated their mentee the same.