Laboratory Manual

How-to guide to ARFC.

This part of the website is intended to be a living document capturing the norms and processes behind this research group. The following sections were inspired by Lab Carpentry and its implementation at the Data Exploration Laboratory and the Lab for Data Intensive Biology.


The mission section is a place to state our evolving vision for the safe, sustainable future of nuclear energy through advanced modeling and simulation of advanced reactors and fuel cycles.


The section on expectations addresses mutual expectations among members of the group, with special attention to student-advisor expectations. Again, a great deal of this section came from Lab Carpentry and DXL, but other inspiration also came from Chris Blattman, Paul Wilson, Carl Boettiger, Titus Brown and lots of posts on the Professor Hacker Blog.

Code of Conduct

The mutual expectations within the group are built on a foundation of respect, integrity, and professional conduct. In addition to institutional standards, this group upholds our own evolving code of conduct.


The guides are a set of overviews and checklists for mastering the practical, administrative, and computational infrastructure ARFC relies on for various common tasks. All research group members should contribute to this section early and often. If you’re new to the research group, you’ll want to use the getting started guide. Additionally, the various channels through which we communicate both internally and externally are documented in a set of communication guides. Finally, approaches to productively working with Katy are captured in some of the guides as well.