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Lab Managers' Interest Group

The Laboratory Manager’s Interest Group was formed in June of 2003 to serve as an advisory group for NIH activities that impact research laboratory operations, share best practices for managing lab operations and resolving problems, and serve as a forum for professional development by hosting seminars and workshops on integral laboratory and NIH processes.

This diverse group is comprised of biologists, chemists, facility managers and safety specialists from across the NIH institutes, and many members have post-baccalaureate degrees. Lab managers are the “go to” people in their laboratories, often asked for help in obtaining resources, navigating administrative processes, making purchases, and just about anything that could come up in operating a research laboratory. We are called upon to serve on NIH boards and committees. The group meets once a month on the main NIH campus in Bethesda. Teleconferencing of meetings can be arranged for other NIH campuses. All interested NIH parties welcome. Not open to vendors or outside consultants.

Please join us in Teams for a trans-NIH lab operations group. This group is intended for fruitful discussions of matters pertinent to lab managers and the other people we collaborate with throughout NIH. We intend to use this Team to store NIH Lab Managers’ relevant documents and to meet during our time of working from home and beyond.

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The page was last updated on Monday, January 4, 2021 - 1:49pm