I worked in an academic laboratory for several months for an undergraduate research experience. The results of my project were not novel enough to be published in a journal. However, I wrote a 50-page report that detailed my project (technical details of the experimental apparatus, design considerations, important calculations, etc).
The report is meant to be a reference for future members of the lab.
- Does this count as a "publication" that I could put on my graduate school applications? It is not peer-reviewed except for having been read over by the lab PI and other lab members.
- Is this type of document commonly considered a 'technical report', 'internal report', 'scientific report', or by some other name?
- I authored the report by myself but other members of the lab helped extensively with the project. If I list it under "publications", should I put only my name or the names of all those who contributed to the project?
I am planning to upload the report to my public web page, but it is not otherwise hosted online.