Participating DOE Laboratories and Sites

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) has been a leader in science and engineering research for more than 70 years. Located on a 183-acre site in the hills above the Berkeley campus of the University of California, overlooking the San Francisco Bay, LBNL is a DOE national laboratory managed by the University of California. The Lab employs about 4,300 people, including nearly 1,000 staff scientists, 1,000 undergraduate, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, and more than 1,500 technical and support personnel. In addition, each year the Lab hosts more than 2,000 participating guests.

LBNL conducts unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines with a wide range of scientific disciplines with key efforts in fundamental studies of the universe; life sciences, genomics, and quantitative biology; nanoscience; new energy systems and environmental solutions; and the use of integrated computing as a tool for discovery

LBNL performs or collaborates in a variety of human subjects research projects. These include the in vitro study of the transformation from normal cell growth to cancer; epidemiological research into the effects of environment, exercise, and other factors on health; and the development of new methods of imaging the human body. The Human Subjects Protection Program at LBNL holds a Federalwide Assurance of Compliance and includes an on-site Institutional Review Board called the Human Subjects Committee.

Content reviewed: November 12, 2013