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We Share the Best Practices and Advocate for Crucial Research
at the Nation's User Research Facilities

WHAT IS A USER RESEARCH FACILITY?

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

Part of the EMSL LEARN Webinar Series featuring John Cort, Chaevien Clendinen, Garry Buchko, and Andy Lipton.
The QSC combines resources and expertise from national laboratories, universities and industry partners to accelerate the design and development of novel quantum technologies.
Berkeley Lab’s biggest project in three decades now moves from planning to execution.
No travel required to see inside DOE's world-class science and research facilities!
The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams will consider proposals for experiments using fast, stopped and reaccelerated rare-isotope beams.
Scientists investigate how extremely strong electromagnetic vortices interact with matter, specifically plasma, in a laboratory setting.
Carolyn Bertozzi was the Molecular Foundry’s Director from 2006 to 2010 and is the eighth woman to be awarded the prize.
Symposium to be held virtually on Thursday, November 10, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Central Time. Register today!

Publications

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

Click to See Details of Their Profound Research
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.