This booklet from the AAAS/Science Business Office includes multiple perspectives and tips on effective lab management. This is a must-read for all future independent investigators.

From the article: "Running a lab effectively is a complex undertaking that involves managing many things including people, time, projects, and budgets. Many scientists never receive formal training on running their lab but instead learn how to do it from mentors who have been successful. This booklet brings together advice and tips from Science Careers in order to help you be successful in running your own laboratory."

View the booklet, "Career Trends: Running Your Lab"

NOTE: Registration with AAAS is required to download the booklet.