Starting a PhD, time to start a lab notebook?
April 28, 2008 8:56 PM Subscribe
I'm about to embark on a PhD in cognitive neuroscience (imaging genetics, to be specific). It's going to be a long 4 years, is keeping a lab notebook going to ease the discomfort?
I know lab notebooks are very popular in fields that are heavy on biology, but my stuff won't be (apparently you have to keep human participants in one piece…). What do you put in a lab notebook? Is it really that useful?
I'll want to be able to run multiple projects at the same time and keep track of what is going on where (i.e., equipment required, what I still need to do to get the project going, room/equipment bookings, participant schedule, etc etc).
If keeping a lab notebook isn't really that useful, what other clever uses are there for my Moleskine (preferably something that will make the phd easier to tolerate).