Laboratory Management

Advancing science through good stewardship and strategic direction.

Battelle has a substantial management role at seven national laboratories: six for the U.S. Department of Energy and one for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.These national laboratories deliver unmatched capabilities that drive scientific discovery, inspire innovation and solve what matters most.

Our approach to laboratory management reflects our commitment to solving some of the greatest challenges of science and technology, operations, and community and stakeholder relationships. We leverage our management role with multiple laboratories through “Communities of Practice,” a learning practice that focuses on sharing best practices, implementing innovative business solutions, and developing future lab leadership through integrated talent management.

As a contract manager of National Laboratories under the Government-Owned Contractor-Operated (GOCO) governance model, Battelle emphasizes the value and relevance of these laboratories. We deliver measurable results in all three phases of the innovation process:

  • Discovery (fundamental research);
  • Development (applied technology or translational research); and
  • Deployment (realization of commercial impact at the broadest scale).  

For examples of our instrumental role in translating scientific discovery into innovations with economic impact, view these case studies

Managing the National Labs

Bringing a holistic approach to lab management.