Institutional Agreements Required to Access DOE National User Facilities

A User Agreement is required for all users and MUST be executed by the appropriate officer(s) at the user's institution BEFORE users can access our user facilities or participate in any experiments at SLAC. A single User Agreement covers all experimenters from that institutionm so the signing official must have the authority to complete the user agreement on behalf of their scientists. The institution official is often the Dean, President, Vice President or Director of Research, Development, Administration, Contracts, Grants, Sponsored Programs, or Technology Transfer.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has developed two special types of agreements for use at all DOE National Laboratories with designated user facilities:  Non-Proprietary Research User Agreements (for general users; no cost for general users) and for Proprietary Research User Agreements (click to review general conditions for confidential 'proprietary research'; requires advance payment at full cost recovery rate).

We have very limited flexibility to modify the DOE templates. Any changes must be approved by SLAC/Stanford and the DOE which will likely delay user access to the user facility. In instances where appropriate, Work for Others (WFOs) or Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs) may be alternative types of agreements.

Enter the institution name in the agreement, have the authorized institution official sign, and return the completed agreement by email to:

Brittany Lemesh, VUE Center Coordinator, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
2575 Sand Hill Road, MS 76, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Tel: (650) 926-4738

Alternate ContactCathy Knotts, Manager, SSRL User Research Administration Services
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, 2575 Sand Hill Road, MS 69, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Tel: (650) 926-3191

Check the list below to confirm if a current user agreement exists with your institution, or contact us for assistance.

User Agreements Executed With These User Institutions


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