This story at The Scientist brings up a new worry: what happens to your data, should you die? After seeing a colleague and a student die, the University of Wisconsin's Karen Strier, says she worked with another primate researcher to store her data, collected over the lifespan of her muriqui monkeys, online. Secondly, the article asks, what happens to your equipment, your grants, and your employees? "I don't know if it has to rise to the level of having a standing plan or a living will for your lab," the University of Wisconsin's Brian Baldo tells The Scientist, "but it's always a good idea to make sure it's clear where copies of the data are kept, where important information is."
May 26, 2010