- Be aware that research is a team play, and each individual should properly use and manage shared resources such as equipment, reagents, and data.
- Be aware that you are a member of society and take responsibility for your actions. Universities are also a part of society, meaning that you are entitled to act according to society’s rules beyond the laboratory rules responsibly.
- Understand the status of shared resources, interests, knowledge of members’ research, and our laboratory principle.
- Understand the significance of your research theme (The method is not the purpose).
- Conduct research responsibly. Think, consult, and discuss.
- Research should not be synonymous with experimentation but should be conducted after careful consideration. (design experiments considering the results)
- Consider the reason for “failure” before proceeding. Even if it is a technical error, determine the cause and countermeasure of the technical error. Failure to follow the hypothesis is not a failure. Also, it is not “unusable” data. Be sure to consult with members about the data that comes out negative or positive. Do not decide to discard the data.
- Keep in mind that individual resources and laboratory resources, including time, are finite. (Way to use budget is also a social responsibility)
- You may be required to compensate for equipment damaged or lost reagents if caused intentionally or do negligence.
- Think about how to use time, which is finite. (Consult and decide the next step based on the schedule of 1 week, three months, one year, three years, and the summary of the results)
- Know that thesis for undergraduate, master course, doctor course, are not different, only the deadlines and requirements are different. The results should be prepared to be published in international research journals.
- Come by 9 o’clock in the morning, and the person in charge should promptly clean the laboratory. (If you can’t make it in time, contact us immediately)
- Do not stay in the laboratory after 21:00 without permission. (Consideration of danger and credibility of data) Consult over-time, staying in advance when necessary.
- Spontaneously report, contact, and consult with mentor. Be sure to inform the members of the laboratory in advance of an absence.
- Act with general social norms and common sense. (Prohibition of unreasonable part-time work. Note that the university is not a playground.)
- Be aware of hazardous materials in the laboratory. Understand the usage and danger of equipment, and be sure to follow the laboratory rules such as management of hazardous substances, placement of reagents on the experimental bench, and separation of disposal materials.
- Do not forget to check reagent management (control book, return to the original location, etc.), gas, water, and electricity.
- Do not allow people outside the laboratory to enter the laboratory without permission. (To avoid theft, research delays, accidents, etc. Pay attention to the key management of each room)
- If you are not feeling well, do not work, and stay home. In that case, be sure to inform the members that you will be returning home. (Not only to get well but also to prevent infection to others and prevent experiment failure due to inability to concentrate)
I will be more than happy if you feel that your experience in our laboratory is beneficial for your thinking process. It is a crucial skill, beyond learning research results, techniques, and knowledge, for socializing, working, and living skills to live in societies.