Lab working groups (LWGs) were created to improve JOIDES Resolution shipboard laboratory services. Members of the LWGs typically include external scientists and IODP scientific, technical, and analytical staff, who are experts in the methods used by the specific labs, along with IODP staff who maintain the hardware, software, and supplies needed for the labs. The LWGs typically meet after cruise evaluations have been compiled following the completion of an expedition.
The LWG web pages are currently Google Docs, accessed from Google shorebased servers. Links to the web pages of the four LWGs are given below:
- Geology Lab Working Group
- Geophysics Lab Working Group
- Curation Lab Working Group
- Geochemistry and Microbiology Lab Working Group