Become a User
You will become an official SSRL User of the Macromolecular Crystallography (MC) beamlines after a few Intital Steps.
Academic institutions and industrial companies have the additional option of Becoming a PRT Member.
Beam time can also be acquired through Scientific Staff Collaboration to develop a new methodology or new experimental equipment or to assist with a very challenging project or provide crystallography expertise to an inexperienced group.
Two standard MC beam line access modes are shown below to provide a general overview of the process (Fig. 1). The normal access mode is via submission of a standard scientific research proposal and a second streamlined option is via BeamlineXpress which makes use of unused beam time in an ad hoc manner.
Figure 1. Overview of the standard and streamlined BeamlineXpress proposal processes (Click-on to enlarge).