I am muddling my way through my program an stumbled upon a technique I would really want to employ in my research. The technique is well outside the realm of my PI's expertise and my PI would not run in the same circle as the person whose paper I want to leverage.
I have access to the necessary equipment through a core on campus, but I would need some support to establish a foothold in this subject matter. I have been reading some additional papers from the lab, but some of the finer details are probably housed in the code (matlab scripts).
I wanted to start by recreating what was in the published paper but the in-house code is not provided. That raw data is though. Is that common?
I sent a note asking for the code following the guidance of another post on this site. A complicating factor is the PI is a leader in the field (big lab, Nature papers etc...) and I am in a brand new lab.
Hopefully I hear back, but shouldn't you have to release the code necessary to create the figures?
I am in the biomedical field.