The S-Lab Conference and Awards are a unique initiative to create better linkages between, and highlight best practice amongst, all the key players involved in laboratory design, operation and management. They originated in higher education, but now have growing involvement by public sector and commercial laboratories, and suppliers. They are organised by the S-Lab (Safe, Successful, Sustainable Laboratories) initiative.
The next Effective Laboratory conference is now being planned for the first week in September 2014 (venue still being sought).
The winners and shortlisted entries for the 2013 S-Lab Awards are available in our awards section.
The 2013 Confererence (in Liverpool on June 18-19) was well attended - for informaton about the conference programme see relevant sections of this web site. Many of the 70 or so presentations were about shortlisted applications from the UK and internationally. A flyer about the conference and shortlisted entries for the 2013 S-Lab Awards is available for download at the bottom of this page.
See also our summary of the specialist content at the Conference which was aimed at our seven key stakeholders - senior managers; estates and engineering; energy and environment managers; IT; laboratory managers and technical staff; procurement; and teaching and learning - which can be downloaded from our conference programme page.
The 2013 Platinum sponsor was the architectural practice HOK, with AECOM, Critical Airflow, Schneider Electric, VWR and Waldner being Gold sponsors. Support was also received from the organisations whose logos appear left - see the Partners section for more details.
A 30 page report is available summarising the content of the 2012 Effective Laboratory Conference, with cases of the 28 shortlisted and winning entries. The 2012 Legacy section also has downloads of most presentations from the Conference, along with the Programme.
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