Expectations

Your role: We expect that you will take primary responsibility for the success of your research project and career development. As a member of the lab, you are expected to participate fully in the team. When disagreements about methodological approaches arise, you recognize that these should be resolved through a solid and reproducible analysis of available data. In general, lab members are expected to be present from 9:30AM to 4:00PM on weekdays to facilitate discussion within the group. If you aren’t sure — ask.

Casey’s role: Casey’s goal is to facilitate your success as well as that of your project. Within your project, Casey will serve as a sounding board for ideas, will help you plan your project, and will help to devise experiments to test your hypotheses. To facilitate your success, Casey will help you to plan your training, to devise a career plan that can take you to where you want to go, to advise you on your project-risk portfolio, and to provide guidance on other elements of career and project development as needed.

Code of Conduct: All members of the lab, along with visitors, are expected to agree with this code of conduct. We will enforce this code. We expect cooperation from all members to help ensuring a safe environment for everybody. The lab is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of lab members in any form. Sexual language and imagery is generally not appropriate for any lab venue, including lab meetings, presentations, or discussions. However, do note that we work on biological matters so work-related discussions of e.g. animal reproduction are appropriate. Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Members asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact Casey Greene immediately. If Casey is the cause of your concern, Dr. Deborah Hogan (Deborah.A.Hogan@dartmouth.edu) is a good informal point of contact; she does not work for Casey and has agreed to mediate. For official concerns, please see the University of Pennsylvania ombuds office. The code of conduct section is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. http://2012.jsconf.us/#/about & The Ada Initiative. Please help by translating or improving: http://github.com/leftlogic/confcodeofconduct.com.

We expect members to follow these guidelines at any lab-related event.

Authorship: Our lab follows the Perelman School of Medicine Authorship Policy. These guidelines are derived from ICMJE’s Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals.

Ethics: We expect lab members to be honest in scientific communications both within and outside the lab. We expect that lab members will design experiments in a manner that minimizes both bias and self deception. We expect that lab members will keep agreements, be careful, and share their code and results openly with the scientific community. We expect that credit will be given where credit is due, including in scientific writing. Plagiarism is not tolerated. While a full enumeration of ethical considerations is outside of the scope of this document, Penn provides a handbook that we recommend. In addition, please don’t hesitate to raise any questions or concerns that you have at any point with Casey.