2021 EMSL Integration October 4–7
Join us for the 2021 Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory Integration Meeting October 4–7. This years' meeting focuses on environmental sensors. Scientists worldwide from academia, industry, and government research laboratories are welcome to attend free of charge.
Advanced Light Source Upgrade Project Achieves Major Milestone
Berkeley Lab’s biggest project in 30 years one step closer to start of construction; upgrade could help advance next-gen technologies for clean energy, the environment, and health.
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Argonne National Lab Celebrates 75th Birthday
Celebrating the Lab’s past, present and future at the forefront of scientific discovery and technological innovation.
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Lawrence Berkeley National Lab at 90
Ninety years ago, in August of 1931, physics professor Ernest Lawrence created the Radiation Laboratory in a modest building on the UC Berkeley campus to house his cyclotron. His team science approach grew into today’s national laboratory system.
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We Share the Best Practices and Nurture Brilliant Research
at the Nation's User Research Facilities

APS Superconducting undulator (SCU1)
Advanced Photon Source Superconducting undulator (SCU1)


Following World War I the United States made the strategic decision to invest in complex, large scale scientific facilities to ensure America’s leadership role in science. These include particle and nuclear physics accelerators, synchrotron light sources, neutron scattering facilities, supercomputers and high-speed computer networks, nanoscale science research centers, genome sequencing facilities, and advanced resources in imaging and analysis for biological and environmental systems. These assets are made available to scientists to nurture discoveries that support our national security and improve humanity.   

Over the last 70+ years this crucial network of “User Research Facilities” have become sources of fundamental discoveries that shape the path of science for the world. 

The Society for Science at User Research Facilities exists to connect these facilities to share best practices, provide trainings, advocate for streamlined communications, promote efficient data access and engage the scientific community.

Latest News From The SSURF Network

ORCID Overview Webinar

June 1, 2021: The Society for Science at User Research Facilities (SSURF) hosted a webinar to learn the latest on the ORCID program. Agenda included an overview of ORCID, details about the U.S. Government ORCID Consortium, and examples on how the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory has integrated ORCID into its workflows, policies, and reporting.

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For the first time, scientists at CINT have measured and quantified mechanical property changes in molecular materials after introducing engineered defects into uric acid crystals.
APS Science Report 2020
APS Science features articles written for the interested public as well as the broader scientific communities, potential facility users and funding agencies.
In FY 2019, PNNL conducted more than $1 billion in scientific research, drawing upon signature capabilities in chemistry, Earth sciences, and data analytics.

Recent Updates by SSURF Members

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