These LOOP documents support researchers with the startup or relocation of new labs and/or the shutdown of existing labs. This ensures the research environment is:

  • Safe
  • Dependable
  • Efficient
  • Compliant

Departments/ PIs must plan in advance to ensure that safety and infrastructure requirements are in place for the planned research. Furthermore, when starting up or shutting down research, there are specific regulatory requirements that must be met to ensure a safe and compliant transition.  Please utilize the following checklists as they apply and the contacts provided at the bottom of the form.

If you are relocating your lab, you will need to utilize both the Startup and Shutdown

Checklist Application Matrix:

New Lab/ PI Startup Lab Move Lab Shutting Down
Laboratory Startup checklist X
Laboratory Closure checklist X
Laboratory Relocation checklist X X

For other university requirements see:  NCSU ONBOARDING or OFFBOARDING