You asked for ‘copy’ workflows and we built them!

If you use a paper lab notebook you've probably gone through the pain of writing and re-writing steps for experiments you frequently repeat. If you're an instructor, you know that getting students to manually copy protocols can be like pulling teeth. Whether you're researching, teaching or learning the scientific method there are many scenarios where … Continue reading You asked for ‘copy’ workflows and we built them!

Research project management at University of Pittsburgh

Research requires so much more than simply collecting, analyzing and presenting data. Core stages include project management, clean up, countless emails, conflict resolution and more. Unfortunately, it’s easy to get bogged down in all these in-betweens.  Tina Sumpter, research assistant professor in the Department of Dermatology in the School of Medicine at the University of … Continue reading Research project management at University of Pittsburgh

The 1st experiment: digital lab notebooks

Every job requires a certain set of building block skills. Musicians read notes. Doctors write prescriptions. Builders read blueprints. Developers write code. These tasks become second nature to those who do them. Taking the time to master the essentials, however, usually pays off in the long run. The same holds for scientists. They experiment and … Continue reading The 1st experiment: digital lab notebooks

Curiosity, virology and working together when we have to work apart

When asked if today’s global pandemic is the kind of situation that motivated him to become a virologist, William James replied, “I wish I could say I’d been that starry eyed, but it was really just curiosity that got me started.” James’s virology lab at University of Oxford’s Sir William Dunn School of Pathology has … Continue reading Curiosity, virology and working together when we have to work apart