About the speaker
Raised between France and the US, Martin started down the path of becoming a researcher in his university years, taking him to Canada, the US, and the Netherlands. This path was interrupted though when his passion for sustainability led him to become the UK’s (and Europe’s) first full-time sustainable laboratory specialist at the University of Edinburgh. After he moved south to London where he founded Green Lab Associates, while establishing the sustainable labs program at King’s College London (where he was recognized with the Green Gown – Sustainability Professional award). Today he consults for a variety of institutions, whilst regularly speaking and teaching on the topic.
About the talk
In this talk, Martin will go over The Laboratory Efficiency Assessment Framework (LEAF) which contains criteria surrounding improving the sustainability and efficiency of laboratories, as well as calculators which allow users to estimate impacts. LEAF includes content to improve research integrity and is supported by the UK Reproducibility Network. This has been done in recognition that research which is not reproducible is unsustainable (waste of resources and effort) and that good practice steps can improve reproducibility. Universities which participated in LEAF’s pilot include Cambridge, UCL, King’s College London, Imperial, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Swansea, The Crick Institute, Manchester, and more.