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Central Management & Scheduling Ensures Optimal Utilization
See important details related to foreign users. Users from sensitive countries must alert the User Research Administration (URA) office in advance if their visits to SLAC may exceed 30 days during a 12-month period (see additional requirements for users from Cuba, Iran, Sudan or Syria).
Complete training before arrival and check in at the URA offices prior to entering the experimental area or starting any experiments. The URA office in Building 120, Room 211, is staffed Monday-Friday from 7 am - 12 noon and 1- 4 pm (except holidays).
* NEW PROXIMITY ACCESS: SLAC has installed RFID proximity card readers at the main entrance off Sand Hill Road as well as at Security Gates 17 and Sector 30. Stop at SLAC Security or the Main Gate to obtain temporary access. User ID badges will be activated by URA or Security for proximity access for up to 30 days. Proximity access may be extended for subsequent scheduled user experiments.
* NEW TEMPORARY FOOD SERVICE: The SLAC Cafe, auditorium and visitor center have been closed and will be replaced with a new Science and User Support Building (SUSB). During this construction (2013-2015), temporary food service will be provided by the Cardinal Chef Mobile Gourmet food trucks, 11 am-2 pm in front of SLAC Building 27. Lunch menus and SUSB updates are posted online. Discounts are offered at local restaurants: Luttickens, Eric's Gourmet, Portola Kitchen.
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.
SSRL is a member of Lightsources.org, a collaborative website among light source facilities around the world, for sharing information and updates about light sources. Lightsources.org is a regular updated global resource for news and science highlights from each facility, as well as photos and videos, education and outreach resources, a calendar of conferences and events, details about facility contacts and capabilities, jobs and opportunities for international collaboration.
National User Facility Organization (NUFO)
NUFO represents the interests of all users who conduct research at U.S. national scientific user facilities, as well as scientists from U.S. universities, laboratories, and industry who use international facilities. NUFO’s primary mission is to facilitate communication among users, facility administrators, and other stakeholders on topics of importance to the facilities and to raise awareness about the science conducted and technology advances made at national user facilities.
Synchrotron and Neutron Users' Group (SNUG)
The Synchrotron and Neutron Users' Group (SNUG) is a group of scientists dedicated to science advocacy for synchrotron and neutron science. SNUG represents over 10,000 faculty, student, industrial and government scientists nationwide.