Winners of the S-Lab Awards 2014
2nd September 2014
Winners of the S-Lab Awards 2014 were announced last night at a gala dinner in London. We are proud to announce that six of the eleven winners are EAUC Members
. Also, five of the seven highly commended entries are EAUC Members
. Congratulations to all involved, and we are delighted to see our Members gaining recognition for their efforts and commitment to creating more effective laboratories.
The winners for the S-Lab Awards for Laboratory Improvement and Innovation are given below. Six of the eleven winners are EAUC Members!
• New Building, Research (Joint) – Medical Research Council Laboratory for Molecular Biology.
• New Building, Research (Joint) – Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation Research Tower.
• New Building, Teaching and Mixed Use – Engineering and Computing Building, Coventry University. An EAUC Member.
• Refurbished Laboratory – University of Auckland, New Zealand, Chemistry Undergraduate Teaching Laboratories.
• Laboratory Effectiveness – University of Sheffield, Professional Technician Training Programme. An EAUC Member.
• Making a Difference – University of Nottingham, Technical Focus Group. An EAUC Member.
• Environmental Improvement – University of Leeds, Environmental Improvements in the Priestley Teaching Laboratory. An EAUC Member.
• Best New Product – University of Southampton, StarStream. An EAUC Member.
• Laboratory Based Teaching and Learning – University of York, Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence. An EAUC Member.
• Virtual Laboratory, Teaching and Learning – La Trobe University, Australia, Supporting Remote Laboratory Learning.
• Virtual Laboratory, Data & Informatics – West Middlesex University Hospital, Integrating Field and Laboratory Clinical Data.
Seven entries were also highly commended, listed below. Five of the seven highly commended entries are EAUC Members!
• New Building, Research – University of Edinburgh, Roslin Institute. An EAUC Member.
• New Building, Teaching and Mixed Use - University of Bradford, STEM Centre. An EAUC Member.
• Laboratory Effectiveness – University College London, Chemical and Equipment Database. An EAUC Member.
• Laboratory Effectiveness – Centre for Disease Control, USA, Laboratory Freezer Challenge.
• Making a Difference – University of Derby, Ceri Heldreich. An EAUC Member.
• Environmental Improvement – University of Southampton. An EAUC Member.
• Virtual Laboratory – Teaching and Learning – Open University of Catalonia, Spain, Practical Experimentation Online Learning.
S-Lab is a response to the need to create more effective laboratories arising from financial, customer, user, regulatory and other pressures. Mainly funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), it has been focused on universities, but now has increasing involvement with commercial and public sector laboratories. S-Lab outputs include assessment tools, benchmarking, best practice dissemination, networking and other activities.
The S-Lab entries covered a range of topics, including best practice design of new and refurbished lab facilities, the importance of technical support and environmental improvement actions.
For more information see www.effectivelab.org.uk
or contact S-Lab Director Peter James via firstname.lastname@example.org
or on 07533 891639.