Data & Sample Management

Samples are received into ARC through a variety of routes. On receipt, each sample is logged in and given a laboratory number that is unique to that sample. Depending on workup and analytical requirements, the samples are moved to various areas within the laboratory. Raw data are maintained and archived according to 40 CFR 160 in locked fire proof file cabinets with restricted access. The original instrument data are maintained in computer readable format. The data system is backed up and maintained for long-term availability. All data are treated as confidential and only limited access is available to that data.