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Management and Operations

Excellence in Laboratory Management and Operations

In addition to operating its own laboratories and facilities across the nation, MRIGlobal manages and operates laboratories for the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the National Institutes of Health.  Through these management and operations programs, MRIGlobal provides a full set of management, laboratory operations, and business functions, including

  • Program and Project Management
  • Quality Management
  • Safety, Health, Environmental, and Emergency Services
  • Information Technology and Communication Services
  • Utilities and Facility Systems
  • Business Management and Support Services
  • Training
  • Waste Management
  • Other General Support Services

MRIGlobal has specific experience with requirements for personnel reliability programs, animal care, biocontainment, biosafety, biosurety, and select agent registration.  We currently provide research support services for several national laboratories, government facilities, and research programs.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL): Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, NREL conducts scientific and engineering research in energy efficiency, sustainable transportation, and renewable power technologies.  MRIGlobal has managed NREL since 1977.  NREL is a Federally Funded Research and Development Corporation and, since 2008, has been managed by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC , whose members are MRIGlobal and Battelle.  In recognition of NREL’s outstanding performance, DOE recently extended this management contract through 2023.

National Institutes of Health, Integrated Research Facility:  Sponsored by NIH’s National Institute of Allegies and Infectious Disease, MRIGlobal provides services for S&T, safety, and lab operations.

National Energy Technology Laboratory:  MRIGlobal provides integrated lab operations services for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy.  MRIGlobal is a contract manager under this Government Owned – Government Operated (GOCO) model of governance for NETL.

Strategic Petroleum Reserve:  Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy, MRIGlobal partners with Fluor Federal Petroleum Operations, LLC on the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

SolarTAC/GridNXT:  SolarTAC is an industry funded program developed and operated by MRIGlobal.  SolarTAC launched GridNXT to address the challenge of integrating increased renewable energy on electric transmission and distribution grids in the U.S. and around the world.  GridNXT is a minigrid-based plug-and-play user platform to interconnect and test new battery technology, advanced inverters, grid management systems, and component interoperability.


John S. Stanley, Ph.D.

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