Join the Open Lab Initiative

Principal Investigators can sign up their research group to join the Open Lab Initiative using the webform below. Laboratory Managers and senior postdoctoral researchers, or staff in similar positions, may sign up a research group on behalf of the Principal Investigator if their consent to join the Initiative has been given. Cross-laboratory special interest groups are also welcome to sign up to join the Initiative.

Fields marked with an asterisk are mandatory.

 


About you

If you selected "Other" as your position, please specify it here.

 


Your research group

Please give the name of the research group that you are signing up to join the Open Lab Initiative. This will likely be the name of your Principal Investigator. Cross-laboratory special interest groups are also welcome to join the Initiative.
Please provide the URL of your research group's website, or of your Principal Investigator's online research profile, if applicable.
Which CRUK Research Centre is your research group primarily affiliated with?
If you selected "Other" as your CRUK Research Centre, please specify it here.
Where is your research group primarily based (institution, department, organisation etc.)?
Please select all that apply.
If you selected "Other cancer type(s)/key skill(s)", please specify your research theme here.

 


What type(s) of match are you looking for?

Please select which type(s) of match you would like.

During the pilot phase of the Open Lab Initiative, you will only be able to select one of these first three types of match at a time.
If you select this type of match, you will be listed anonymously in our Open Register. Members of the Open Lab Initiative who have opted for this type of match can browse the Open Register to select their own match for a joint group meeting.

 


Curated match for a joint group meeting

The details that you provide in this section will be used to match you with another research group for a joint group meeting.

Please provide brief details about your research interests and expertise to help us find you your ideal match. Please use simple terminology and avoid scientific abbreviations where possible. 150 words max.
Please provide brief details about who your ideal match would be. For example, what research interests or expertise would you like your match to have? Please use simple terminology and avoid scientific abbreviations where possible. 150 words max.
If there are any research groups that you do not wish to be matched with, for example because they are already your collaborators or because of competing research interests, please list the Principal Investigator's name and institution/department/organisation below. Please note that this information will be kept strictly confidential.

 


Curated match for a joint journal club

The details that you provide in this section will be used to match you with another research group for a joint journal club.

Please provide the URL/DOI of the publication that you wish to present. You can present any publication of your choice, but we recommend that you present one of your own.
If there are any research groups that you do not wish to be matched with, for example because they are already your collaborators or because of competing research interests, please list the Principal Investigator's name and institution/department/organisation below. Please note that this information will be kept strictly confidential.

 


Open Register match

The details that you provide in this section will be posted anonymously in our Open Register. Members of the Open Lab Initiative will use this information to select their own matches for joint group meetings.

As the Open Register is an anonymous resource, please do not mention your research group, your researchers or your affiliation (institution, department, organisation etc.) by name. Please use simple terminology and avoid scientific abbreviations where possible. 150 words max.
As the Open Register is an anonymous resource, please do not mention your research group, your researchers or your affiliation (institution, department, organisation etc.) by name. Please use simple terminology and avoid scientific abbreviations where possible. 150 words max.
As the Open Register is an anonymous resource, please ensure that your graphical representation does not mention by name, or contain any photographs or images of, your research group, your researchers or your affiliation (institution, department, organisation etc.).
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