Shared Facilities and Cores at Einstein

Shared Emergency Freezer Program

Policy

The College provides emergency freezers across the campus for use by investigators when a lab-based freezer fails and temporary storage is needed while repairs are made. These freezers are not to be used for storage of samples on a long-term basis. Storage should be limited to a maximum of 2 weeks. Investigators must fill out the sign-up sheet posted on the freezer to log their samples. If additional time is needed, an email should be sent to the administrative contacts located on the sign-up sheet on the freezer to request an extension. Failure to comply with this policy will result in your materials being discarded.

Locations

-80⁰C emergency freezers are located in the following areas:

  • Forchheimer Rooms 127N, 231N, 323NC, 423NC, 527NC, 643N, 727N
  • Price Room 132B
  • Kennedy Room B51B

Repair/Maintenance

If a repair is needed on one of the devices listed above, please email the administrative contacts listed on the sign-up sheet posted on the freezer and inform them of the problem. The department will contact the vendor to schedule a repair. If you need to remove your samples due to a freezer malfunction, please use one of the other freezers listed above.