I’m moving to a new university and setting up a lab. Unlike some US universities, the consensus is not to use your surname as the name of the lab but have a descriptive name (e.g., “this area” Lab). So, I’ll have to setup a new website under my new university domain, “brand” my lab (logo, etc.) and add some standard material (course material, people in the lab, recent publications and preprints, news, recruitment info, etc.).
Until now, most of this data I had in my own personal website NameSurname.com because my previous university did not provide for lab subdomains.
- Do I keep both websites? Do I redirect my personal one to the lab or do I redirect the lab to my personal?
- If I keep both of them, how do I differentiate the material? What goes on each?
- What are the pros and cons of having a lab with a generic name and me as director or putting everything under my own name?