Risk management guide for research material

Many of these research programmes involve the use of biological materials that require storage at very low temperatures in order to be preserved. Storage at such temperatures over the duration of the project is crucial for samples to remain viable.

One of the primary goals of risk management is to ensure that any failure of a freezer containing critical research samples is communicated to the appropriate persons as soon as the freezer fails. The most important action is therefore fitting a temperature monitoring device which includes a robust form of remote signalling.