2021 EMSL Integration October 4–7
The 2021 Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory Integration Meeting is October 4–7. This years' meeting focuses on environmental sensors.
SSURF Board Nominations Being Accepted
Nominations for the Society for Science at User Research Facilities are now being accepted through September 30, 2021.
CINT Fall 2021 Call for User Proposals Open
The Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT) Fall 2021 Call for User Proposals is OPEN. We will be accepting proposals September 1-30, 2021.
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X-ray Beams up to 500 Times Brighter:
How a state-of-the-art optics system will make the Advanced Photon Source Upgrade possible at Argonne National Laboratory
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OLCF Advanced Technologies Section Hosts New Seminars
The Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s (OLCF’s) Advanced Technologies Section (ATS) presents speakers on the latest technologies, tools, and science outcomes to help ATS fulfill its mission.
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We Share the Best Practices and Nurture Brilliant Research
at the Nation's User Research Facilities

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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


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A public repository of 52,515 microbial draft genomes generated from environmental samples around the world, expanding the known diversity of bacteria and archaea by 44%, is now available
Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna are awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2020 for discovering one of gene technology’s sharpest tools: the CRISPR/Cas9 genetic scissors.
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.
The Florida State Firefighters Association (FSFA) has added a new disinfection technology developed at PNNL in their effort to control and mitigate the ongoing spread of the COVID-19 virus.