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User Guide Print

1. Create an ALS User Account / Login to ALSHub
Creating an account on ALSHub, the ALS user portal, provides access to a variety of important user tools.

2. Apply for Beam Time
Submit a new proposal or a Beam Time Request (BTR) using an existing active proposal.

3. Establish a User Agreement
Your institute must have a signed agreement with Berkeley Lab before you may do work at the ALS.

4. Get Access to Work Onsite
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 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.

6. Complete Online Safety Training
All users are required to complete their online training before they will be granted unescorted access to the ALS.


7. Utilize Available Resources
The ALS has staff and facilities that are available to users to ensure that their experiment run is highly successful. Includes information about safety, logistics, facilities, and services etc.

8. Complete the 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, Acknowledging Work at ALS
All publications of work done in whole, or in part, at the ALS need to include the standard Acknowledgment Statement (in Author Guidelines) and be entered in the ALS Publications Database. Awards, invited lectures, theses, patents, books, and book chapters can also be reported here