When you're moving between institutions, from one lab to another in a highly competitive field, what are the rules on sharing knowledge you gained in lab #1? For example, if you helped develop and optimize a novel assay in lab #1 that will not be published in a paper for a while, is it OK to use that knowledge in lab #2 to share with others or pursue your own project? Should you wait for lab #1 to publish the assay & data before you share it with lab #2? What about simply insights you have from the data you collected in lab #1? Thanks, I'm not really sure how things work in these highly competitive fields.