2.9 Laboratory Hibernation and Closing
Closing Out a Laboratory
Any researcher leaving the University needs to properly close out his/her lab. If the principal investigator does not take proper care to cleanup the laboratory, then the department for which they worked under becomes responsible. We strongly encourage departments to develop administrative controls to prevent this from happening. A good tool to use is the laboratory closeout checklist available on the UHS website. As an additional resource, UHS offers laboratory chemical cleanup services for an hourly fee.
If the laboratory and materials will be unattended for more than 30 days, such as during summer field work, PI hiatus, etc. the Laboratory Hibernation Plan should be completed.