Paper lab is a new type of lab. The lab gets proposed by players and picked by scientists and shall end in a written science paper.
A Paper Lab is an EteRNA concept. The idea is that players use the Cloud Lab to actually produce scientific knowledge in the form of (hopefully) published papers The process is supposed to be similar to actual scientific research. Currently, the 2 names Cloud Lab and Paper Lab are a bit mixed up in EteRNA, but there should be soon a Paper Lab going active, which won't be participating to Cloud Lab, but use a different pipeline that is in development. (Nando)
Paper lab admin pick - when admin picked the solution is marked for synths and you cannot vote on the solution anymore. Voting still matters - if # of admin picked items are less than assigned synthesis slots, the rest of solutions are filled in based on voting. (Jee)