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Welcome to S-Lab, a unique initiative which supports laboratory improvement through events, assessment tools, benchmarking, cases and guidance documents. Our next events are:

LABORATORY EXCELLENCE - BEST PRACTICE DESIGN, OPERATION AND MANAGEMENT at the University of Bristol on 18 September 2018. Click above for booking and other information. Click here for a flyer with session details available in our Dropbox folder.

SMART VENTILATION - A half day workshop at the University of Bristol on 17 September 2018, drawing on the experience of the University of California Irvine.

BENCH-TO-BEDSIDE TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCE at The Quadram Institute, Norwich on a date tbc in November 2018 (Contact us for updates and to register interest)

SCIENCE AND INNOVATION 2019 at the University of Birmingham on 2-3 April 2019: a joint event with the UK Science Parks Association (Bookings will open in July). 

Over 500 presentations from our past events can be found in our Public Dropbox Folder. This includes: 

  • 60+ presentations from our May 2017 two day Conference at York Racecourse: "Science Innovation and Translation: The Design and Operation of Research Laboratories, Incubators and Science Park Facilities", organised in collaboration with UKSPA and attracting over 600 attendees. 
  • 40-50 presentations from our 2016 and 2017 one day Conferences at The University of Strathclyde, Rothamsted Research; the GSK Sustainable Chemistry Laboratory at the University of Nottingham; and the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus near Cambridge.

Many of the above events featured short-listed applications for past S-Lab Awards. Details of the 2017 winning and shortlisted entries - many of which were the focus of presentations at the York and Cambridge events - are available here. Our 2018 Awards wil be opening for applications during the summer.

Register here for the S-Lab Newsletter which will inform you of all our events, publications and other activities.

Details of our Privacy Policy and the ways we use your data can be found here.

Contact S-Lab via s-lab@istonline.org.uk.


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