“The More Inclusion We Have in Science, the Better Outcomes We’ll Get.”
US Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson, who recently retired after more than 50 years in public service, is the outgoing chair of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. Read her interview in Issues in Science and Technology.
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SSURF Annual Meeting Videos Available On-Demand
The December 7 - 9, 2022 event sessions include DOE SC Director Dr. Asmeret Berhe, DEI protocols, user spotlights, communications, advocacy, research security, major facility projects and more!
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U.S. Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
OSTI.GOV makes discoverable over 70 years of research results from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and its predecessor agencies
"Fundamentally, excellence depends on diversity. Diversity of perspective. Diversity of ideas. Diversity of backgrounds and disciplines in every dimension...If we want to be the best in any given field, it's important that we tap into the potential of all the people who have the inclination and the aptitude to pursue these fields."
- Dr. Kim Budil, Director, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, testifying at the Feb. 28 Congressional hearing on Building a U.S. National Science and Technology Strategy.
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MagLab Researchers Develop Roadmap to New Quantum Materials
Collaboration between MagLab Research and Baylor University faculty reexamined a large family of lanthanide-containing materials with a specific structural prototype
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Join the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Large Facilities Office for the 2023 Research Infrastructure Project Management Webinar Series
Three 90-minute webinars focus on developing basic knowledge and skills on project management methods applied to planning and performance management of mid-scale RI projects consistent with NSF’s Research Infrastructure Guide (RIG).
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National Nanotechnology Initiative R&D User Facilities
Several Federal agencies operate nanotechnology research facilities that are available to outside users at the Department of Commerce, National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health & the Department of Health and Human Services.
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We Share the Best Practices and Advocate for Crucial Research
at the Nation's User Research Facilities


In response to national security challenges of the first World Wars the United States made the strategic decision to invest in complex, large scale scientific facilities to ensure America’s leadership role in fundamental 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

March 8, 2023: The House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology convened a hearing titled "Innovation Through Collaboration: The Department of Energy’s Role in the U.S. Research Ecosystem".
CINT offers world-leading capabilities to create, characterize, and understand nanoscale materials in complex integrated environments.
FRIB researchers update their understanding of resulting reactions when heavy-ion beams hit a flowing-water target.
The CSP Functional Genomics call enables users to perform state-of-the-art functional genomics research and to help them translate genomic information into biological function.
We would like to hear your opinions regarding our member-focused activities in 2023, click to take the survey.
Several Federal agencies operate nanotechnology research facilities that are available to outside users.
Proposals Due March 13 for Nuclear Science, and also for Radiation Effects, at the Weapons Neutron Research (WNR) Facility for the run cycle June 19 – December 19, 2023.
The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) user facility’s latest annual report is now available online.


NSF Major Multi-User Facilities

Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT) Fact Sheet

Dept. of Energy Office of Science Fact Sheet

The Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory 2021 Strategic Plan

User Facility Spotlights

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The Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies is a Department of Energy-funded nanoscience research facility that provides users from around the world with access to state of the art expertise and instrumentation.
The Molecular Foundry is a U.S. Department of Energy-funded nanoscience research facility that provides users from around the world with access to cutting-edge expertise and instrumentation in a collaborative, multidisciplinary environment.
The Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL) s a Directorate of the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC), and is an Office of Science User Facility operated for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) by Stanford University.
The Spallation Neutron Source is an accelerator-based neutron source facility in the U.S. that provides the most intense pulsed neutron beams in the world for scientific research and industrial development.