As a grad student, I probably destroyed acres and acres of trees with printouts of scientific articles. I love to organize with binders and I had a 4″ binder for each aspect of my thesis research: TLR2, Arenaviruses, innate antiviral responses, etc. The day I cleaned out my desk/bench space, I filled several boxes with paper to be recycled.
Ten years ago, when I was working as a research associate in the biotech industry, someone suggested we switch to a digital form of notebooks. At the time, we all thought she was crazy. And, at the time, we were right. No one had smart phones, at least none of us actually working in the … Read more Electronic Lab Notebooks