Lab Management and Expectations

Building a strong research portfolio involves successfully managing the research team. The resources below are provided to support strong research stewardship and to help set clear expectations for everyone on the team:

Research personnel classification, workforce, and payroll guidance

FAS Independent Contractor Classification  - Materials regarding processes for engaging independent contractor classification 

Human Resources Contingent Workforce Information  - University resources providing information on contingent labor for hiring managers

Payroll Policies and Procedures  - FAS Office of Finance's helpful links regarding payroll policies and procedures

Available literature and resources for mentorship and lab management

Making the Right Moves: A Practical Guide to Scientific Management for Postdocs and New Faculty, Second Edition (pdf)

At the Helm: Leading Your Laboratory, Second Edition

On Being a Scientist A Guide to Responsible Conduct in Research: Third Edition (2009)

Science Magazine,"Tool kit: Designing Your Lab"

Guidance and literature in determining authorship and publication practices

Office of Research Integrity (ORI) Publication and Authorship - National Office of Research Integrity resources related to authorship

Science, "Conventions of Scientific Authorship," 2010  - Article discussing the varying norms of authorship and attribution

NIH Process for Authorship Dispute Resolution  - NIH-specific guidelines for resolving authorship disputes

Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)  - Resources to educate and support editors, publishers and those involved in publication ethics

Lab safety

SEAS Lab Safety Program  - Site regarding the organization of the SEAS lab safety program

Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) Resource  - University lab safety resources page

FAS Division of Sciences Lab Safety  - Resources for lab safety within the FAS Division of Science

Electronic notebook options

Harvard Medical School of electronic notebook matrix and their features

Harvard University Research Technology Information - University resources on research-related software services