The User Services Group is available to aid ALS users before they arrive, while they are here, and after they leave.
User Services Group Leader
ALS User Office
The User Office is located on the mezzanine of Building 6 (the ALS), Room 2212.
- Tel: 510-486-7745
- Fax: 510-486-4773
- Address: Advanced Light Source, Berkeley Lab, MS 6-2100, Berkeley, CA 94720
- User Office: Monday-Friday 8.00 a.m. – 12.00 p.m. and 1.00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.
- New user registration: Monday-Friday 8.00 a.m. – 12.00 p.m. and 1.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m.
User Office Staff
User Office staff can help you with the following:
- User registration
- Completing user forms
- Foreign guest visa information
- Proposals for beam time
- User publications database
- Guest logistics and parking
- Loan of laptop, stealth phone and projector
- Logisitics for the annual users' meeting
ALS Experiment Coordination Section
The Experiment Coordinator is here to help with your Experiment Safety Sheet (ESS) and starting your experiment.
- Tel: 510-486-7222 or (on site) ext. 7222
- Pager: 425-1251
Note: To page this number from a lab phone call 9-425-1251 and after the beeps key in your call back number, press “#” and hang up. From a cell phone, call 510-425-1251
- If you are unable to reach a coordinator at the numbers above, call the Reception Desk at ext. 7745 and request for an announcement to be made over the public address system.
ESS administrator (provides paper ESS)
Organizes ESS review
Organizes experiment inspections
David can answer your questions and direct you to get help with the following issues:
- Submitting your ESS
- Updating your ESS
- Using hazardous gases
- Additional safety documents for biological and nano- materials, radiation and chemical hazards, lasers, etc.
- Bringing hazardous materials and equipment to the ALS that require inspection: i.e., electrical equipment, vacuum chambers, large endstations requiring seismic anchoring, and lasers.
- Use of cryogens
- Required safety training
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
The ALS Communications Section is dedicated to promoting the scientific and technical achievements of ALS staff and users to the scientific community, government agencies and stakeholders, and to the general public, teachers and students. Communications staff maintain the ALS Web site; write and edit all print and electronic publications for the ALS, including Science Highlights, Science Briefs , brochures, handouts, and the monthly newsletter ALSNews; and create educational and scientific outreach materials. In addition, members of the group organize bi-monthly Science Cafés, create conference and workshop Web sites and publicity, and coordinate ALS participation in Lab-wide events such as the Berkeley Lab Open House and tours for members from the scientific, governmental, academic, and local communities.
ALS Communications staff are Shauna Kanel, Elizabeth Moxon, and Lori Tamura. Users and staff are encouraged to send us information about upcoming publications, beamline and facility news at
Keep up to date with ALS news, science highlights, and events by joining our social media outlets, including Facebook, Twitter, FlickR, and YouTube.