Code of conduct
Students, both at the MSc and PhD level, are encouraged to gain in-person lab experience through conducting research in fulfilment of degree requirements. Importantly, the success of this research requires strong collaboration between student and supervisor. We expect the methodology of the study to be agreed between the supervisor and student, in accordance with what is feasible given the Lab facilities, the capacity of the student, and the timeline of the project. The Lab staff do not have the capability to provide supervision-level support or guidance to students.
Timelines and expectations
Early booking is critical to ensure course deadlines are met (at least 3-4 months before the deadline of the project). We expect the supervisor to maintain an open dialogue with the student and provide support for any methodological changes that arise. Importantly, if the intended research uses any advanced methodologies (like VR, EEG, eye tracking, etc.) we expect the supervisor to have a working command of this methodology. While we can provide guidance to the student on resources, we cannot provide intensive support for study design, usage, or data analysis for these methodologies.
Please ensure you discuss with your student the design and budget, as well as ethics approval of the study. Students are encouraged to contact the Lab Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as usage of the Behavioural Lab is discussed for a project. It is important to allow for ample time for ethics approval, study execution as well as to provide sanity checks for how compatible a study design is with our Lab facilities and availability.