Research Freezer Management Policy


The University recognises the importance and value of its research materials and is committed to their effective management. Some of this research material, either being actively used or archived, requires refrigerated storage, including the use of ultra-cold (-800C) freezers, -20C freezers, 4C fridges and liquid nitrogen storage.

Title Version Date uploaded
Research Freezer Management Policy D2016/113685 15 Aug 2017

RMO File No. 2016/894
Policy custodian Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Research)
Responsible policy officer Dr Georget Reaiche-Miller, Biobank Manager, tel 8313 4807 or
Endorsed by Vice-Chancellors Executive on 11 May 2016
Approved by Vice-Chancellor and President on 18 May 2016
Related Policies Research Data and Primary Materials Policy

University Records Policy

Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research

NHMRC National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research

Australia code for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes

ABC of Complete Freezer Management

Related legislation OGTR Guidelines for the Transport, Storage and Disposal of GMOs

Australian New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 2243.3:2010

Effective from 18 May 2016
Review Date 18 May 2019
Contact for queries about the policy Dr Georget Reaiche-Miller, Biobank Manager, tel 8313 4807 or

Printed copies of these documents may not be up to date. Please refer to the University Policy and Procedures website for the latest version.