The lab is you


We’re so happy you're here. If you are reading this, you belong here! We created this handbook to help you get up to speed on what we're all about. If you are just joining the lab, please read each section and explore the linked pages it recommends. If you have any questions, ask them on basecamp. If you have ideas about things we should add or clarify, talk to Katie (the PI). This handbook is a work in progress.

The lab is you

While you're here, everything you make and do, every word you write, and every interaction you have is representing the lab. When you send an email to a participant, you are the lab. When you share your knowledge with another lab on campus, you are the lab. The lab is you. When participants and colleagues think of our lab, they’ll think of you and the impression you made on them. Knowing this, we hope you will take the time to do a good job, to consider whether the things you say are true and kind, and to enjoy yourself.


This handbook was inspired by many others, especially basecamp, the Aly Lab, and the Contributor Covenant. Big shoutout to these groups for making such wonderful resources and encouraging others to adopt them.