1. Everyone has an equal right to share their ideas and concerns.
In a scientific discussion, we do not believe in hierarchy. Regardless of your experience, you should express yourself. There are no stupid questions, as all might result in you learning something new, teaching the speaker how to express ideas more clearly, or leading to some discovery that other people never thought about.
2. We are open to everyone.
We actively fight different -isms (i.e., racism, sexism, and ageism). If You can contribute to our projects and we can contribute to your development, you are welcome.
3. Group funds belong to the group.
Statutory funds are granted to each group according to publication records. Each person has the right to use the group money, to which they contributed as they like (following the purchase rules of IPC PAS).
4. Authorship is based on contribution.
Each publication is supplied with a contribution list. If you didn’t do anything in the lab, didn’t actively participate in the discussions, wrote or significantly improved the publication’s text, you will not enter the author list even if you are the group leader or the chief of funding.
5. Work-life balance is important
Everyone knows that the work of a scientist does not have an end. You can always read more, write more, do one more experiment, or at least one more repetition just to be sure. However, the chance you will get everything just right and have brilliant ideas when you’re dead tired is not so high. So rest, play a console, sign, dance, run, read a book, or let’s go together for group integration. And do not save your days off for some undefined future.
6. Let’s talk
If you are facing problems with your current work or are planning a new project, feel free to ask for input from a bigger crowd.
If nothing comes up, we meet every Friday at 10:20 for a group meeting to go through general topics and update everyone on what each person is working on.
We meet for a 1:1 to define short- and long-term goals twice a year. If you are starting your carrier in science, you can go through this form to define your goals. For the regular 1:1 meeting, check out this more advanced version.