Expectations of lab engagement

  1. All researchers in the lab are expected to attend the weekly lab meeting, except in cases of unavoidable conflict (such as course scheduling). It generally lasts 1-2 hours and all the members are invited to share the main activities of the last week. Additional activities at the lab meeting include: presentations of research projects or data; talks by external speakers; discussions of specific research papers; code reviews in which a lab member’s code is reviewed online with a focus on refactoring.

  2. All members of the information technology team are expected to attend the weekly IT meeting.

  3. Dr. Poldrack relies primarily upon email for communication, and generally responds quickly to emails unless traveling or away from work. He expects lab members to respond to emails within one business day unless they are away from work (even if the response is simply to acknowledge receipt of the message).