Risks to the Data

Document created by David Chesney on Dec 30, 2011
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As a graduate student you saw or knew of several cases in which important data was lost or accidentally destroyed by taking it out of the lab.  As a new faculty member, you intend to require that workers in your lab record their observations in a bound notebook chained to the lab bench. A colleague mentions that there have been fires in adjacent labs and that you should consider removing the notebook when no one is in the lab.  Where does your duty lie?

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