SSURF Annual Meeting December 7 - 9, 2022
The program is all online via Zoom, free and open to all! Sessions include DOE SC Director Dr. Asmeret Berhe, DEI protocols, user spotlights, communications, advocacy, research security, major facility projects and more
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
ESnet Launches Next-Generation Network to Enhance Collaborative Science
ESnet6 provides over 46 Terabits-per-second of bandwidth and intelligent network services to support unique data-intensive needs of scientific research
Brookhaven National Laboratory names Luisella Lari Project Manager of the Electron-Ion Collider (EIC)
The 2.4-miles-circumference particle collide, will be built at Brookhaven in partnership with DOE’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility
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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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

Merlin Theodore has received a presidential appointment to the National Science Board announced by President Joe Biden.
MOU will continue a longstanding collaboration on scientific and engineering research and enable increased partnerships to address the most important challenges of the 21st century.
Functional Genomics call is to enable users to perform state-of-the-art functional genomics research and to help them translate genomic information into biological function.
Researchers have developed an approach to detect the exact moment when a keyhole pore forms during the printing process.
Jefferson Lab and its partners benefit from Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing Partnership in Nuclear Physics grants.
LOI due Feb. 9: The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) user facility and Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL) are seeking collaborative research applications for the FICUS program.
The National Ignition Facility (NIF) and Jupiter Laser Facility (JLF) User Groups will host a joint meeting February 21- 23, 2023
The Society for Science at User Research Facilities (SSURF) joins the global scientific community to celebrate the historic fusion ignition achievement at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) announced by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and DOE’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).


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.