What safety training is needed to work at the user facility?

A large variety of potentially hazardous materials, processes and equipment can be present at the user facilties, and we take very seriously the challenges of user safety. SLAC uses the integrated safety and environmental management system (ISEMS) to bring safety and environment into work practices at all levels.

How and when are potential safety issues associated with my proposal reviewed and controlled?

A. We take very seriously the challenges of user safety. Everyone who uses the facilities shares in the responsibility of ensuring a safe workplace. This includes planning experiments properly, taking extra efforts in identifying related hazards, and working closely with us to develop mitigations and controls.

Do I need to establish a user financial account?

Most routine costs are absorbed by the user facility (e.g., common chemicals or gases), so there is usually no need to establish a user financial account. However, unusual requests, special services or items that exceed a threshold will trigger the need for a user financial account. Contact User Research Administration to determine if you should establish a user financial account. FACET users do not need to establish a user account.

Is a user agreement needed to work at the SLAC user facilities?

For all on-site users, there must be a user agreement between the user institution and Stanford University BEFORE users can visit or participate remotely in any experiments at SLAC. A single user agreement covers all experimenters from that institution.

Are there public transportation options to get around the local area?

The Stanford Marguerite provides FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE to several locations in the Palo Alto area. The SLAC line operates Monday-Friday (except holidays) between SLAC and Hoover Tower on the Stanford campus every 20-40 minutes from ~7:20 am-8:10 pm. The Guest House also provides complimentary shuttle service available evenings and weekends for guests; contact the front desk for more details.

Where can I find lodging accommodations when I visit SLAC?

Users and visitors are encouraged to reserve accommodations at the Stanford Guest House which is located on the SLAC campus and conveniently located within a short walk to the user facilities. Guests have access to high-speed Internet access, a fitness center, a 24-hour reception desk, laundry facilities, and free parking. The Guest House offers single as well as shared rooms, and all rooms have their own bathroom, and at reasonable rates for the area. All rooms are non-smoking.

What is needed to enter the security gate at SLAC?

Photo identification (ID) is required to enter the SLAC main gate. Users must review access requirements and inform User Research Administration of their planned arrival in advance. LCLS and SSRL users must be listed on scheduled user facility experiments (on the access list).

Where is the facility located?

SLAC is located at 2575 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, California 94025 USA. In general, the SLAC campus is open 24 hours a day. Directions to SLAC and site entry information are available online.

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