Duties and obligations related to academic relationships, positions, scientific ethics; also, the role of contracts in defining duties and obligations

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What are the obligations of a principal investigator?

Obviously a Principal Investigator (PI) has many responsibilities toward his or her subordinates, including mentoring them, helping to direct their research, providing funding, and resolving ...
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Compound used in publication

There is a paper in which the authors find a compound that is antimicrobial. I would like to experiment with it (I haven't yet asked the authors for it), but I'm anticipating the worst, that is that ...
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Does a contract matter

I have been in my current teaching/research position for 4 years. I have just been informed that my contract is research only. I think technically this means I don't have to be teaching. My School and ...
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What is expected of a postdoc?

What do different people in the department expect from a postdoc? By different people I mean the advisor, graduate students and PhD students. I know it mainly depends on the job description but there ...