1. Apply for Beam Time
Submit a new proposal or a Beam Time Request (BTR) using an existing active proposal.
2. Establish a User Agreement
Your institute must have a signed agreement with Berkeley Lab before you may do work at the ALS.
3. Complete Experiment Safety Documentation and Review Safety for Users
Safety documentation must be completed and reviewed before your beam time. Experiments involving any biological material or radioactive material require more review steps so please allow several weeks for these.
4. Register with the User Office
New and returning users need to register with the User Office TWO weeks before arriving at the ALS. Users arriving out of regular office hours must either have a valid Berkeley Lab ID badge, or have completed registration to be granted access to the ALS.
5. Complete Online Safety Training
All users are required to complete their online training before they will be granted unescorted access to the ALS.
6. Prepare for Your Visit
Logistics, including obtaining a user account or email; shipping and receiving equipment, samples, gases, and hazardous materials. Information on how to reach the ALS, parking, and accommodations may be found in the sidebar to the left.
7. While You Are Here
Upon arrival, complete onsite registration (photo ID required, foreign nationals will need complete visa and passport documentation). Information about facilities available to users at the ALS and Berkeley Lab (cafeteria, machine shops, storage, etc.).
8. User Satisfaction Survey
Please complete our survey after your visit. The results are used to make improvements at the ALS, and are reported to the DOE each year.
9. Report Publications, Awards, Talks
All publications of work done in whole, or in part, at the ALS need to include the standard ALS acknowledgment and be entered in the ALS Publications Database. Awards, invited lectures, theses, patents, books, and book chapters can also be reported here.