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All lab members are expected to attend the weekly lab meeting and occasional special meetings, such as meeting reviews and invited talks, on time. If you miss lab business, you are still responsible for items that were discussed. All lab meeting presentations should be placed on the server in appropriate folders.
Please diligently perform your assigned lab responsibilities. This includes following up to see that requested repairs, etc., are actually made. All users are expected to perform an immediate cleaning of the common area they used. All safety regulations (radioactivity, chemical, biological, tissue culture, etc.) must be followed.
Messages or emails from the PI should be acknowledged and appropriate action taken. If you send a paper to the lab members, please upload the pdf to the database and just include the link in the email.
Unpublished data or methods or any other confidential information should not be disclosed outside of the lab without permission of the owner.
The opinions of everyone in the lab are solicited for help with all manuscripts produced in the lab. Papers should be approved by all coauthors before submission. Copies of the submitted versions of all papers should be placed on the server.
People are expected to talk to the PI at least once per week on what they are doing and thinking about doing. In case you think that you are exempt from this, you are wrong. You are encouraged to walk into the PI's office anytime, but please try not to interrupt phone conversations or meetings in the office, especially with visitors.
If you are not in lab for 2 or more consecutive weekdays, your bench can be used by others. The bench must be put in a usable condition before you leave, and interim users are responsible for keeping it clean. When a bench is permanently vacated, someone else can move in. Priority is based on seniority in the lab.
Projects that have not been worked on for more than 2 months may be considered to be abandoned and are subject to being claimed by other members of the lab. All prior contributions need to be appropriately taken into account, and ordinarily this will be recognized by appropriate joint authorship.
All cell lines, DNAs, antibodies and other reagents should be entered in the appropriate database on the server and stored in designated repository. People are encouraged to backup their database entries on paper, and make duplicates. All boxes in the -80 and liquid nitrogen freezers must be entered.
All lab materials of all types and all intellectual property of all types are property of the Regents of the University. This includes not only all materials made or modified in the lab, but also any materials received from any source outside the lab. Protocols and other files that may be useful to the lab should be kept on the server.
All collaborations with other labs, all exchanges of materials with other labs, and any permission for another lab to use unpublished data or methods, should be approved in advance by the PI in writing. Please cc the PI on all communications with collaborating labs or anyone with whom we may exchange reagents or information. Copies of important documents should also be kept on the server. If you receive something from another lab, please email them a thank you note and cc the PI.
Please email the PI with the dates of any planned absences from the lab (vacations, retreats, meetings, illnesses, visits to out of town labs, etc.). Please give two weeks notice where possible, but if that is not possible, give whatever notice you can.
If you attend a meeting, please give a meeting report to the lab. If you attend an outside course, please give a report to the lab of what you learned and be prepared to teach any techniques that you learned to other lab members.
Please be considerate of your labmates in terms of answering and talking on the phone, noise, etc. If anyone objects to music and this cannot be resolved to everyone's satisfaction, the default condition is silence.
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