January 21, 2021 Re-imagining the Lab Management Community of Practice

LMCoP event format​​

A review of our survey results and following discussion led to format changes for the near future. Events on topics of interest will be held virtually every other month and organized by volunteers from the group. The LMCoP Teams portal is also up and running and members are encouraged to use it to share/seek relevant resources and announcements.

Topics of Interest Identified from Survey Responses and Roundtable Discussion

Lab management during the pandemic:

  • managing supply shortages, student help, hiring freeze
  • ways to promote community in a remote/masked world
  • managing people remotely
  • Safer badgers app


  • Procure-to-Pay rollout
  • ordering via the new ShopUW+
  • quotes that others have received for large discounts on services/supplies

Inclusion and community:

  • culture
  • inclusive excellence in research
  • inclusion in the lab
  • ways to promote community in a remote/masked world
  • antiracism in STEM

Human resources:

  • TTC (title and total compensation) rollout
  • biweekly paychecks rollout


  • personnel management (both supervisory and advisory roles)
  • project Management


  • resources
  • general resource sharing
  • tools
  • laboratory resources

Professional development:

  • research career paths
  • career


  • best practices/regulatory updates

Technical challenges:

  • “cold chain” / ultracold storage and transport
  • online data collection and recruiting
  • secondary measures (blood, hair, fecal samples)


  • best practices to keep your research resilient in 2020 and beyond

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