Keeping a Laboratory Record
You are responsible for maintaining a research quality
notebook that follows the guidelines we have given you.
- The format and style of the notebook follow guidelines used in BIOS 311.
- Please see the checklist specific
for BIOS 313.
- Here are additional details for BIOS 313:
- Each team will maintain a single laboratory
- Team members record their individual activities and observations and initial all entries.
We intend to use the overall quality of the laboratory notebook and your specific notebook entries to evaluate your individual effort.
NOTE: A single team member must not, for example, act as a recordkeeper by writing in the notebook while the others carry out the work.
- To help you keep things organized when two or more of you are working, you might "reserve" a page for each team member. Skip to the next blank page if you have more entries to make.
When you finish for the day, initial your pages and record the time, drawing a line through any remaining blank spaces.
- Each team member is expected to make daily
entries in the notebook; you may want to
take turns writing the Purpose/Introduction
for each lab day.
- Notebooks must remain in the lab for the
days you perform experiments and use the
GenePix software. A
supervisor will initial the notebooks and
remove duplicate pages at the end of each
NOTE: I will grade the duplicate pages.
- After you have finished the computer analysis, you may
take your notebooks with you for analyzing
the data and writing the Summary
and Conclusions. Each team will submit the final
notebook pages with the PowerPoint presentation.
- Pictures of gels must be dated,
labeled, and taped in your notebook; one picture
goes on the original notebook page and one
goes on the copy that we remove.
- Because this is a real research project, you must
submit all raw data. Please organize the information
so that it is readily understood by someone who will be
reviewing your findings.
and Intended Use
Created by B. Beason (firstname.lastname@example.org),
Rice University, 29 June 2006
Updated 3 July 2007