|Summary:Standard Operating Procedure
A standard operating procedure (SOP) is a set of written instructions that describes in detail how to perform a laboratory process or experiment safely and effectively. SOPs are a requirement of Stanford University’s Chemical Hygiene Plan http://chemhygieneplan.stanford.edu, as described in section 4.0.
The scope of an SOP can cover:
Prioritizing SOP Development
|What to do?||How to do this?|
|1. Prioritize SOPs to generate||Consult with PI/Laboratory Supervisor on above guidance.|
|2. Create SOPs||Use SU’s SOP Template or equivalent.
If using SU SOP Template:
General Use SOPs
|3. Maintain SOPs||Maintain copy that is physically or electronically accessible to all lab members.|
|4. Revise SOPs||Consult with PI/Laboratory Supervisor on SOP on timeframe for re-evaluating and revising SOP to ensure it reflects current best practices.|