S-Lab 2014 Awards
RECOGNISING LABORATORY EXCELLENCE
The stage one applicatins for the 2014 Awards schem have now been shorltisted to include 57 entries from 49 worldwide organisations. Details of the shortlisted applications will be available shortly. The stage two applciation form is available for download at the bottom of this page.
The Awards scheme covers any aspect of laboratory design, operation and management in all sectors and all countries.
Details of our 2013 shortlisted applicants and Award winners can be found on our Legacy page.
This is the third year of the Awards scheme, which recognises excellence in laboratory design, operation and management in all sectors that creates improved performance whilst maintaining – and ideally enhancing - safety and sustainability. See our legacy pages for details of the 2012 and 2013 Awards. The Awards have broadened their initial focus on environment-related topics and so almost all laboratory-related activities, innovations etc. are eligible.
The Awards scheme recognises excellence in laboratory design, operation and management in all sectors that creates improved performance whilst maintaining – and ideally enhancing - safety and sustainability. Hence, almost all laboratory-related activities, innovations etc. are eligible.
Whilst all Awards schemes require winners, a key aim of the S-Lab Awards is to create and publicise as many examples of good practice and innovation as possible. We do this through our Awards Report, presentations at the Conference and other means.
1. APPLICATION PROCESS
Applications were sought from all kinds of laboratories, including those in the Government and private sectors, in any country. To maximise reach, and if there are sufficient good quality applications, we may create new categories to reflect this, e.g. for analytical, commercial research or health laboratories. There is a two stage entry process.
Stage 1 involves a very simple form. The initial deadline was 12 noon on February 3 2014. Our aim wias to shortlist as many applications as possible. If we require further information to assess quality and originality we will provide additional time for this.
For Stage 2, shortlisted entries have been invited to submit a more detailed application (proportionate to the topic) by 12 noon UK time on March 25 2014. Winners will be announced at The Supporting World Class Science Conference at King’s College, London in the week beginning Sept 1st 2014. It is a condition of entry for UK applications to Stage 2 that they are willing to make a presentation about their application at the Conference (which they will receive free tickets to). This requirement does not apply to non-UK shortlisted entries but we encourage their attendance and may be able to provide assistance with accommodation and travel.
The Awards will be determined based on the general criteria in Section 4 and additionally any category-specific criteria.
Details about the categories for this years Awards can be found in the downloadable document below.