This resource serves as a general research data management-focused guide to employee/trainee onboarding as they join a new lab or begin a new project, and provides two checklists: Checklist for Joining a New Lab and Checklist for Joining a New Project. Follow one or both of these checklists as they apply to your situation.

The document is available to preview below. Click on the link below to download it and use the interactive checkboxes and access the links within the document, or print it.

For more specific information, please see other resources provided by Research Data Services at UW-Madison. Internal and external links are provided throughout the document as supplementary resources and to point users to other expert groups on campus, including a glossary of terms.

Download as an interactive PDF here.

This checklist is adapted from the Research Data Management Onboarding Checklist by Harvard Medical School Data Management Working Group, and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.