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Onboarding to the Roberts Lab at the University of Washington.

For newcomers, please read the following pages. Please read carefully, complete any required tasks (e.g. safety documentation).

  1. Code of Conduct

  2. Lab Safety

  3. Lab Notebooks

  4. Data Management

  5. Lab Communication

  6. Computing

Lab IAQs

(Initially Asked Questions) or TLDR Handbook

What things do I need to do to get "connected"?

Get on lab Slack, added to the lab GitHub Organization, added to Lab Calendar, attend Lab Meetings, post regularly to your lab notebook.

What do I need to have on my device(s) to get started?

  • Text editor (eg BBEdit, Sublime text)
  • Markdown editor (eg Atom)
  • shell (eg zsh, bash)
  • git
  • GitHub Desktop
  • JupyterLab
  • RStudio
  • NCBI Blast

What do you recommend for learning more about the process and output of the labs's scientific endevours?

What do I do if I have a question?

Getting connected at the University of Washington

At the University of Washington, there are a number of departments, schools, programs, institutes, and people that you may find beneficial to connect with. Below are some resources to help get you connected.

DEI Groups, Committees, Centers, and Resources

This is a list (non-exhaustive) of DEI groups, committees, centers, and resources available to you at UW and beyond: Our DEI page


If you experience any problems in joining these listservs, email SAFS computing administrator, Michael Parker (

Undergraduate students

Graduate students