1. Purpose The purpose of this policy is to provide a framework for the operation, management, and conduct of research within Orapuh Research Labs. This policy applies to all research labs under the Orapuh Research Labs umbrella.

2. Lab Formation and Naming

  • 2.1 Formation: A research lab may be formed by a group of scientists interested in collaborating on specific research projects or within a particular research area.
  • 2.2 Naming: Each research lab will be named after the senior researcher leading the lab. The name should reflect the primary focus or specialty of the research conducted within the lab.

3. Lab Leadership

  • 3.1 Senior Researcher: The senior researcher is responsible for leading the lab, guiding research direction, and ensuring the integrity of research conducted.
  • 3.2 Team Members: Each lab may have additional researchers, post-docs, graduate students, and support staff. Roles and responsibilities should be clearly defined.

4. Research Conduct

  • 4.1 Integrity: All research conducted within Orapuh Research Labs must adhere to the highest standards of integrity, ethics, and professionalism.
  • 4.2 Compliance: Researchers must comply with all relevant laws, regulations, and institutional policies governing research.

5. Lab Operations

  • 5.1 Funding: The senior researcher is responsible for securing funding for the lab’s research projects through grants, contracts, or other sources.
  • 5.2 Equipment and Resources: Labs should maintain an inventory of equipment and resources, ensuring they are well-maintained and accessible to all lab members.
  • 5.3 Safety: Labs must adhere to safety protocols and guidelines to ensure a safe working environment for all members.

6. Collaboration and Communication

  • 6.1 Internal Collaboration: Labs are encouraged to collaborate with other labs within Orapuh Research Labs and external institutions to foster innovation and knowledge sharing.
  • 6.2 Communication: Regular lab meetings should be held to discuss research progress, challenges, and future plans. Communication with stakeholders, including funding agencies and the public, should be transparent and timely.

7. Intellectual Property

  • 7.1 Ownership: Intellectual property rights arising from research conducted within the lab belong to Orapuh Research Labs unless otherwise agreed upon.
  • 7.2 Protection: Researchers must take appropriate steps to protect intellectual property, including filing patents or copyrights when necessary.

8. Publication and Dissemination

  • 8.1 Authorship: All individuals who have made significant contributions to research should be listed as authors on publications.
  • 8.2 Open Access: Researchers are encouraged to publish their findings in open-access journals or repositories to maximize the impact of their work.

9. Review and Evaluation

  • 9.1 Annual Review: Each lab will undergo an annual review to assess research progress, productivity, and compliance with this policy.
  • 9.2 Evaluation Criteria: Performance will be evaluated based on research output, funding acquisition, collaboration, and adherence to ethical and professional standards.

10. Amendments and Updates This policy may be amended or updated as necessary to reflect changes in research priorities, regulations, or institutional needs. Any changes to the policy must be approved by Orapuh Research Labs management.

11. Policy Violations Violations of this policy may result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment or affiliation with Orapuh Research Labs.

12. Policy Dissemination This policy will be communicated to all lab members upon formation and will be made available on the Orapuh website for reference.

Effective Date: [February 12, 2024]

Review Date: Annually

This policy serves as a foundational framework for Orapuh Research Labs, promoting excellence in research, collaboration, and ethical conduct among its members.