Maine INBRE sponsored a workshop focused on lab management, held at the University of Maine (Orono) on the afternoon of Saturday, April 11. The workshop featured a panel of experts including established faculty and a representative from Rockstep Solutions, a new Maine-based company that is developing information technology to facilitate laboratory management and organization. The purpose of the workshop was to provide guidance on how to go about establishing and managing a research laboratory.
The format included interactive discussion with a panel of experts/experienced faculty. Topics included: lab setup/infrastructure/organization; time management; budgets; personnel management; lab meetings; mentoring; and lab safety.
This training opportunity was provided to Maine INBRE Investigators and Research Training Faculty, many of whom are in their first year of INBRE funding.