Lab management course

Learn best practices for lab project planning, data storage, research documentation, inventory management, lab safety, and more.

Experience in project management is not a prerequisite for scientific leaders, who may have risen the ranks after spending years as individual contributors, or come straight out of graduate programs.

As a result, scientists starting their own companies or entering commercial research often end up making avoidable mistakes.

That's why we made the Modern Lab course, in which industry experts provide sage advice that took them decades to learn, bridging the gap between science and management.


Modern Lab Fellowship

Join our 6-week guided lab management course to brainstorm with fellow scientists just like you, and learn from industry experts who have raised over $100M.

Apply to join Modern Lab

Featuring founders and executives from companies such as Beyond Meat, Native Microbials, Endless West, and Plantly.

Perks include 1:1 matches, facilitated small group discussions, 1-week deep dives into specific topics, expert talks, fireside chats, panels, webinars, and access to product discounts.


Self-directed lessons

Learn the foundational tools and processes that will help you do better science, all at your own pace.

Lab project management

Project management

Lesson 1

Reduce uncertainty, meet deadlines and cut meeting times.

Research documentation

Research documentation

Lesson 2

Prevent data loss and ensure the reproducibility of your research.

Inventory management system

Inventory management

Lesson 3

Reduce waste, avoid bottlenecks and speed up employee onboarding.

Quality management

Quality management

Lesson 4

Continuously improve quality and ensure regulatory compliance.

People management

People management

Lesson 5

Hire, train, and motivate your team to do their best science.

Research budget

Laboratory finance

Lesson 6

Evaluate project ROIs and assess financial health of your business.