[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.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wet_lab

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

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biosafety_level






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

> On 04/03/19 21:25, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
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> Am Mo., 4. März 2019 um 09:37 Uhr schrieb Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com>:
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>> These can be commercialfirms, part of the government, or part of a
>> university etc.
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>> They usually specialise in one field so will need sub tags.
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> 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.
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> 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?).
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> 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.
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> 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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