[Tagging] tagging laboratories

Kevin ksamples at gmail.com
Tue Mar 5 05:07:06 UTC 2019

In general at my university we usually talk about "wet labs" vs "dry labs",
mostly in regards to hazardous materials.


And for wet labs, there are different levels for biosafety...


On Mon, Mar 4, 2019 at 10:04 PM Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 04/03/19 21:25, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> Am Mo., 4. März 2019 um 09:37 Uhr schrieb Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com>:
>> These can be commercialfirms, part of the government, or part of a
>> university etc.
>> They usually specialise in one field so will need sub tags.
> I would question whether we put all kind of "laboratory" into the same
> category and distinguish them by subtags. There are too many different kind
> of things that could be subsummized as "laboratory". Think about eletronic
> laboratories, chemistry research labs, biochemical labs, labs for human
> healtcare analytics, etc.
> First distinction could be "research lab" vs. "analytical lab" vs. maybe
> more types, and these should IMHO become main tags, not subtags.
> There is also some potential confusion with the word "laboratory" being
> used as a hyped name for workspace where you would not expect it, e.g.
> software laboratory, architectural design laboratory, art laboratory, etc.
> So we would need some definition, what the criterion for "laboratory" is
> (or is it the name?).
> To me a true 'laboratory' has controlled environmental conditions, usually
> temperature is tightly controlled, the better labs have humidity control
> probably not as tight.
> They may have other things controlled too - such as radio interference,
> dust.
> A software, art or architectural design laboratory would not meet these
> conditions. The key being that the control is tighter (narrower)
> environmental control than, say for example, an office environment.
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