Life in the Lab project
The Life in the Lab project aims to build a database of films which demonstrate how biological research is conducted. The films will offer the viewer a unique insight into how scientific discoveries are made and what it is like to be a scientist.
We anticipate that the Life in the Lab project will result in a very useful resource for science educators and communicators - helping us all to promote biology in the 21st Century. The project also provides a unique opportunity for organisations to raise the profile of their biological work and reach out to new audiences.
The best videos will be promoted as part of the Society of Biology’s Biology Week celebrations.
Videos should be a maximum of 3 minutes long.
Videos can have a voiceover and you may wish to explain what you are doing, but try not to spend too much time simply talking to the camera. We hope to use parts of the videos for a film which could be shown in the background at events, so the more of your video that is visually attractive without requiring explanation the better.
You may wish to include still images in your video, such as those taken down a microscope.
When you have made your video please upload it to LabTube.tv by clicking the 'upload video' button at the top of the screen. Once you have succesfully uploaded your video please drop us an email to let us know, we will then move your video over to our dedicated Life in the Lab channel. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact Dr Rebecca Nesbit MSB at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 0207 685 2553).
Copyright and Reproduction
1. The copyright of the footage must be the entrant’s. All responsibility resides with the entrant to seek all permissions required for the display and publication of the footage. The Society of Biology reserves the right to request evidence of such authorities or consents. The Society of Biology is very happy to discuss copyright issues with your institution. If in doubt please ask your institution about their claim to copyright and please get in touch with Rebecca Nesbit if you have any questions.
2. Entrants will retain copyright of the videos that they submit. All entrants grant to the Society of Biology the right to use the footage in any of its publicity and for submission to the press. No fees will be payable.
3. Media will be allowed to use the winning footage free of charge without express permission from the entrant.
4. Third parties will not be granted permission to use videos for other purposes without express permission from the entrant.
1. All entries are sent at the video producer’s risk. The Society of Biology regrets that it cannot accept liability for any loss or damage resulting from use of the video.