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This project ran from 2012 to 2016 and supported good practice in the design, operation and management of laboratories in English universities. This includes University College London, the project grant-holder.

It continued and extended the successful S-Lab (safe, successful, sustainable laboratories) initiative, which is now being taken forward as a self-funded activity. The main activities were:

  • the S-Lab Awards scheme
  • a number of mini-conferences and workshops
  • materials such as a laboratory environmental assessment framework and case studies
  • expert advice to a number of sector bodies.

The project also provided grants to support laboratory improvement at Bristol, Hertfordshire, Warwick and York Universities, and King’s College London.

The project culminated with a one-day conference showcasing laboratory good practice at the University of Nottingham. It featured the new GSK Carbon-Neutral Sustainable Chemistry Laboratory which has been hailed as the most sustainable university laboratory in the world.

Project information

Catalyst funding £299,750
Total project funding £299,750
Project website www.effectivelab.org.uk

Page last updated 17 August 2016

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