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Beauchamp Lab

Guide for new lab members

Here are some useful things to do upon joining the lab:

  1. Get assigned a Mac by our friendly IT support; make sure AFNI, FreeSurfer, Matlab, and other tools are installed to your satisfaction. Ask IT support ( ) for help installing Adobe Creative Cloud. Microsoft Office can be downloaded from the Office 365 web site.
  2. Visit Beauchamp:Software_Installation#Connecting_to_the_Lab_Mac_Server to connect to the lab server.
  3. Receive a BCM e-mail and badge; ask Krista to give you badge access to the CAMRI door and S101 if needed.
  4. Sign up for an openwetware account so that you can modify this wiki. Visit and click on "Request Account" in the very top right corner of the home page.
  5. Ask IT or MSB to be added to various listservs: BeauchampLab; camri-users; Neuroscience Department seminars; AFNI users digest
  6. Join the lab Box folder with your BCM account. Install the desktop Box Sync and Box Notes apps on your Mac(s).
  7. Take CITI human subjects training with your BCM account and save the certification of completion to the Box folder so that you can be added to the BCM IRB. This is done by amending the protocol and adding you as a co-investigator. When testing subjects, they must always complete a consent form!
  8. Apply to the TMC library with your BCM ID to receive an account that can be used to access journals and databases. Visit
  9. If you will need to reserve time on the MRI scanners, visit the CAMRI wiki page and follow the instructions to login to iLab a.k.a. CrossLab.
  10. Complete CAMRI MRI safety training (ask Lacey for schedule).
  11. Ask Krista for a CAMRI mug.
  12. Bring in chocolate.
  13. Tweet interesting stuff from the lab Twitter account.