Welcome to the SSRL User Research Site

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User Portal

* IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING ACCESS TO SLACTo gain access to SLAC, all users must be registered on the SSRL/LCLS user portal and be listed on a scheduled experiment (this will alert Security and the VUE Center). Please coordinate other meetings or visits with your SSRL BL or  floor support staff, or contact the URA office for assistance.

* LODGING:  The GUEST HOUSE  sets aside rooms for users during peak demand periods at Stanford. Identify yourself as a user and ask to be waitlisted for rooms that become available.

* FOOD OPTIONS The SLAC Cafe, auditorium and visitor center are closed until construction is completed on the new Science and User Support Building (SUSB) in 2015.  FOOD OPTIONS at SLAC include Starbucks or the EAT Club (pre-order lunch for delivery ~noon to SLAC/SSRL Bldg. 120). A few restaurants deliver to SLAC Main Gate/Guest House or offer discounts.

WORK SAFELY:  Be aware and exercise caution when visiting SLAC, particularly during construction. Contact Security if help is needed or to report any problems or suspicous activity: 650-926-2551. For EMERGENCIES, CALL 911 OR 5555.

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Onsite Logistics and Additional Resources

We take very seriously the challenges of safety and security here. Please review the access guidelines which are intended to call your attention to concerns which you may encounter at SLAC as well as to encourage you to be alert for and avoid potential problems. All users are required to sign and acknowledge these requirments annually. 

User Facility Access List
SSRL 'No-Bars' Hutch Training List
While You are Here
Food options



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