User Agreements

Institutional Agreements Required to Access DOE National User Facilities

In recognition of the nation's expanding need to engage businesses and universities in the areas of commercial and basic science research, the Department of Energy (DOE) has developed two special types of agreements for use at all DOE National Laboratories with approved designated user facilities.

A User Agreement is required for all users and must be executed by the appropriate institutional officer(s) at the user's institution. A single User Agreement covers all experimenters from that institution.

The DOE has implemented standard user agreements for Non-Proprietary Research and for Proprietary Research (Review general conditions and advance payment requirements for proprietary research).

Non-Proprietary User Agreement (RTF)
(General User Agreement; no cost for general users)
Proprietary User Agreement (RTF)
(For Confidential or Proprietary Research; also requires advance payment)

Important Note:  We have very limited flexibility to modify the DOE templates. Any changes must be approved by SLAC and the DOE which will likely delay user access to the user facility. In instances where DOE Contracting Officer approval for substantive changes cannot be obtained, Work for Others (WFOs) and Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs) may be alternatives.

Enter the institution name in the agreement, have the authorized institution official sign, and return the completed agreement by email or mail to:
Cathy Knotts
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
SSRL/LCLS User Research Administration, MS 69
2575 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025


Check the list below to confirm if a current user agreement exists with your institution, or contact URA (Silvana Villar 650-926-4738 or Cathy Knotts 650-926-3191).


User Agreements Executed With These User Institutions