Events & Announcements

NSF RCR Workshop

Environmentally Responsible Research: “Green Labs” at WashU

Thursday, December 5, 2019

3:00 – 4:00 pm

Whitaker Hall Auditorium, Room 100

Presenter: Alicia Hubert, Sustainability Coordinator, Operations & Facilities Management, School of Medicine

Register Here: Learn@Work Registration Link

Hosted by: McKelvey School of Engineering


Washington University houses millions of square feet in lab space. With major equipment, chemicals, and tools, these labs consume substantial energy and resources. How can WashU researchers use a more sustainable approach to resources and thus lessen the impacts on our environment? How can lab managers promote local and sustainable purchasing habits?

The Green Labs program at Washington University is a voluntary process for reducing energy, water, waste, and chemical use in the laboratory setting while upholding the priorities of research integrity, education, and safety.

Join Alicia Hubert, Sustainability Coordinator of WUSM’s Operations & Facilities Management Department to learn about ethical and “green” approaches to lab management.


RCR training requirements:

Attendance will be recorded to Learn@Work to help fulfill the Continuing RCR Education Requirement for participating trainees paid by National Science Foundation grants. Face-to-face RCR training is required annually NSF:

  • NSF – Undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs paid by any NSF award are required to receive 1 hour of face-to-face education per grant year.
  • Learn more about the WashU NSF-COMPETES Compliance plan for responsible conduct of research (RCR) training.