Passing on the Torch [Sharing research-related matters before moving out]
Came across this really interesting article on "passing on the torch". While death is a more extreme scenario, people move labs/institutions/countries all the time. As researchers, it is routine - we all have taken the torch from someone and/or passed on the torch to another person. The torch = data, know-how, records, equipment, etc.
Would love to know your experiences about this.
(1) When you moved from one lab to another, how did you share your data/results/know-how/aspects related to equipment/funding/contracts to someone stepping in to continue the project you are leaving? Did you pre-arrange/talk about potential co-authorships/co-inventorships, etc. on papers/patents? What has been your overall experience with "moving"? How did you prepare?
(2) What has been your experience - as someone taking over from a person who is moving?
(3) As in the article - have you ever considered "planned" for moving (or even death)? 😉 What are your opinions/views on this....