Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Resources

Forms and documentation to assist laboratory staff.

Advice

ULT freezers cost up to £1000 per year - remove old samples. More information at switch.ac/labs

Case studies

View more case studies

Cold Storage

Biological Samples Stored Long Term at -70°C or Warmer

Access an open online spreadsheet populated by the University of Boulder Colorado, and the University of California, Davis.

The spreadsheet shows:

  • samples being successfully stored at -70°C
  • the length of storage
  • contacts responsible for those samples, should you have any specific questions

Visit the spreadsheet

Presentations 

Video: Sustainable Labs Webinar - Department of Social Responsibility and Sustainability - April 2020
Sustainable Labs Webinar - Department of Social Responsibility and Sustainability - April 2020

Posters

These A4 posters draw attention to some of the common ways energy and resources can be saved in laboratories. Simply download and print the posters that relate to your area.

Labels

Other resources

General energy saving resources including switch off stickers

Sustainable Laboratories Steering Group

S-Lab website