RMLabHandbook1.1 - FRI Research Methods Inquiries Lab...

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Unformatted text preview: FRI Research Methods Inquiries Lab Handbook Table of Contents Designing your inquiry Online Ordering.............................................................................................................2 Sample .............................................................................................................................3 Chemicals........................................................................................................................3 Biological materials........................................................................................................5 Storage requirements.....................................................................................................5 Glassware........................................................................................................................6 Equipment and Instrumentation ...............................................................................10 Basic chemical procedures Making solutions..........................................................................................................12 Dilution..........................................................................................................................12 Basic microbiological procedures (still to be added) Safety Personal safety..............................................................................................................14 Lab safety ......................................................................................................................15 Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) .........................................................................16 Room Access.................................................................................................................17 Waste Disposal .......................................................................................................................18 Research Methods Lab Handbook v1.1 Page 2 9/16/10 Designing your inquiry The Inquiry Planning Tool , available on the Research Methods website is the place you should start. https://fasttex.diia.utexas.edu/fri-rm/documents/ Use this flowchart to determine such things as whether your inquiry is permissible, what trainings you would need to undertake to do such an inquiry, and what paperwork needs to be filled out. Part of designing an experiment is determining a complete list of all the supplies needed to perform that experiment. To make such a list, you need to work out the details of your experimental procedure and make a list of exactly what you will need to do to perform every step of your procedure . In doing this, youll be able to make a complete, detailed list of all the materials that youll need to complete your inquiry. In addition to avoiding any surprises by being prepared, you will also save a lot of time if you already have a clear idea of what you will be doing before setting foot in the lab. you already have a clear idea of what you will be doing before setting foot in the lab....
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This note was uploaded on 01/06/2012 for the course UGS 303 taught by Professor Foster during the Fall '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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RMLabHandbook1.1 - FRI Research Methods Inquiries Lab...

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