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 institution.

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

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 to:

Cathy Knotts

Manager, SSRL User Services
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
SSRL User Research Administration, MS 69
2575 Sand Hill Road
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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