Laboratories and research facilities are vital to the mission of Yale University. Modern laboratories are extremely complex and depend on specialized equipment, supplies, support services, and of course, highly skilled people. Breakdowns or disruptions in any one of these elements can cause serious harm to on-going research. Prolonged failures in some of these areas (i.e., loss of electrical power) may lead to irreparable damage to equipment and the loss of unique collections of samples and specimens. A business continuity plan will help minimize and possibly even prevent serious consequences and down time following a disaster or major disruption. Watch the video below for more information about the value of business continuity planning for laboratories and research facilities.