Approaches to accommodating changes in capacity using technology
This concept can be taken further to create a lab module that allows glass walls to be located almost anywhere.The glass walls allow people to see each other, while also having their individual spaces.Collaborative research requires teams of scientists with varying expertise to form interdisciplinary research units.As networks connect people and organizations, sharing data within a team and with other research teams becomes less complicated. Laboratory designers can support collaborative research by: An increasing number of research institutions are creating "open" labs to support team-based work.
Laboratories should have casework and engineering services that can easily be changed to support each research team.
The open lab concept is significantly different from that of the "closed" lab of the past, which was based on accommodating the individual principle investigator.