Graduate students and research fellows should email
your advisor (i.e., Director or Associate Director) weekly reports
due every Monday (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com)
and keep your reports in your own permanent folders.
The report shall contain project report and
study report as two independent yet complementary
The weekly report shall be considered as a part of the
research with many long-term benefits. The project report
shall discuss the plan, design, and progress of the
project, explaining what is the task (objective),
why is important (motivation), and how
is done (method). The study report shall discuss
the understanding, insight, and exploration of scientific
issues with critical questions about the unknown and
new viewpoint of methodology.
Graduate students and research fellows should attend
weekly group meetings every Fridays to discuss your
project report, and interact with other team members
for academic exchanges via a pre-scheduled presentation
of your study report with relevant information being
distributed for pre-view two weeks in advance.
Sufficiently detailed technical reports are required
of any nontrivial work. Examples include documents on
software prototypes (design, implementation, and algorithms),
data processing procedures, and equipment operations.
The authorship of papers and the inventorship of patents
should be determined based on academic originalities
and contributions. In the general case, the corresponding
author should be Director or Associate Director. Manuscript should be approved by Director or Associate Director while
patent submission should be approved by the Director,
to guarantee the necessary quality, intellectual property
protection, and appropriate acknowledgment.
Any experimental results from CBIL should be examined internally before disseminating to the collaborating PIs (e.g., Dr. Clarke (GU) and Dr. Hoffman (CNMC)). Director and Associate Director are solely responsible for granting the permission of such dissemination. The policy does not discourage scientific exchanges (e.g.,
ideas/questions/understandings) with our collaborators. On the contrary, scientific exchanges are highly encouraged.
You should use the lab resources for your assigned research
only, and follow the university policies. Outside collaboration
may represent good opportunities, but should be approved
by the Director.
At discretion of the Director or Associate Director,
supportive duties will be assigned to you occasionally.
Examples include assistance to new comers, management
of computers, and work-related interaction with other
In case you plan for termination of employment, we expect
a notice of two months or earlier. Also, your vacation
schedule should be arranged after discussion with the
Director or Associate Director.
©2004, Computational Bioinformatics and Bioimaging Laboratory
(CBIL), Advanced Research Institute, Virginia Tech.
Updated: 04/03/2009. Suggestions/Comments