When we expand the rooms into moving operations, new space, renovating, consolidating laboratories, laboratory cleanout, and relocation will be complicated and having very high stakes. Scientists’ research is lifetime work so it is irreplaceable. Every detail is critical when we relocate the laboratory. The different laboratory has different transition plans and involves more managers in their projects. There are many reasons involves for laboratory relocation . Funding changes, growth of the program, and renovation of the buildings are the main reason to relocate the lab. Moving the laboratory and its equipment is a crucial thing as similar to designing for own laboratory space itself. Complicated laboratory relocation may take 4 to 5 months of planning before a single piece of equipment is moved. When our transition planner focus to move the equipment safely then laboratory personnel can focus on its research while pro manner involving in planning, preparing, and managing the logistics for specific to move.
Challenges in this process
Understanding the environment of the new place of the laboratory is the most significant challenge in laboratory transition. By identifying the new location of shared equipment and ensuring that electrical, plumbing, mechanical infrastructure in place must be verified before the transition process starts. When users relocate the cryogenic freezer with early research, something that is similar to trivial as the length of the freezer cord or refrigerator could be the major difference between successful relocating the specimen. During ongoing research, the biggest challenge in laboratory relocation is to maintain the integrity steadily throughout the research ends. It is very important to gain the trust of the head officer and lab manager by simply meeting them and also team must understand the nature of the research fully without any hesitation. Then only they can able to develop a plan and relocate it efficient and safe manner. Many times it includes a humidity-controlled environment and providing a specialized climate for relocating live specimens like flies, worms, mice, cells, and some other animals.
Important things to consider
Setup the equipment in a unique way to research in every research lab. Equipment will be used over facilities on sites at multiple institutions sometimes. It includes machines that need to incubator the growing crops, tissue culture, and biosafety cabinets. When the user plan to move was a critical idea for all types of equipment being used at the time, it’s not just a single piece of equipment that is used in a single laboratory. Nobody can think to move a lab space smaller but it was the fact of grant-funded research when grants are not in use. Nobody can allow giving a bench scale or equipment. On another side, when large research has been awarded, sometimes multiple moves would be needed before continuous space is free. Finding a large swing or temporary space is more difficult. It will frustrate the researchers it moved more than one place. When the lab relocation process begins the idea will be uncovered and continues its process without any disturbance. For example – of lab manager orders some new equipment but he didn’t inform to moving team. When the ordered item is delivered at the time equipment in the lab will be relocated to accommodate the newly delivered equipment in the proper place. While understanding the laboratory relocation, good planning will lead to a successful move otherwise it goes to disaster. This laboratory relocation will not be routine. Each laboratory has unique challenges to solve properly when they relocate the lab.