Latest Webinars Hosted by SSURF

The Society for Science at User Research Facilities (SSURF) is a non-profit organization working to advance the success and awareness of the nation's User Research Facilities.

The Society for Science at Research User Facilities Webinars

Past SSURF Webinars

Energy Sciences Network (ESnet)

ESnet, NERSC and FRIB Collaboration Via 100-gigabit-per-second Data Connection

A technical evaluation using data from a recent scientific-user experiment demonstrated how the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) enables Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) scientists to send large amounts of data across the country, analyze it in near real-time, and return results, enabling quicker data-informed

the National Science Foundation

2023 NSF Grantees Conference Focus on Nanobiology

Presentations will cover research trends, foundational breakthroughs with broad relevance, overviews of progress and new research, education, and innovation areas with a focus on nanobiology, nanobiomanufacturing, and nano-biomedicine.

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Statement on FY25 DOE Office of Science Budget

SSURF joined the Energy Sciences Coalition (ESC) as a co-signer to this statement to U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, Director of the Office of Management and Budget Shalanda Young and Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy Arati Prabhakar.

Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies

Sept. 19 – 20 2023 CINT User Meeting

CINT Annual Meeting in person in Albuquerque, New Mexico; Keynotes include Steven J Zinkle, Governor’s Chair, Nuclear Materials at Oak Ridge National Laboratory & Dr. Andrew Ouderkirk, Research Director, Facebook Reality Labs at META.

Fiscal Year 2022 ARM Annual Report

2022 ARM Annual Report

The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) user facility’s latest annual report is now available online.

US Dept. of Energy

Thursday, August 26, 2021: Watch our webinar with Dr. William Kilgore, Program Manager for Theoretical High Energy Physics at the US Department of Energy’s Office of Science. 

The U.S. Dept. of Energy has a new funding opportunity announcement (FOA) describing plans to invest $100 million over the next four years on university-based research on a range of high energy physics topics. Dr. Kilgore described the objectives of the funding, the scope of eligible applicants, relevant and expected participating facilities, deadlines and other details regarding this opportunity.

June 1, 2021: Watch our webinar to learn the latest on the ORCID program. The 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.

We also provided background about the digital persistent identifier language in the January 2021 Presidential Memorandum on United States Government-Supported Research and Development National Security Policy – NSPM-33 and provided an update on new ORCID initiatives of interest to the user facility community.

Jacki Flood, Lead, MUA Administrator, Advanced Photon Source Users Office, Argonne National Laboratory
Carly Robinson, Assistant Director for Information Products and Services, DOE Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)
Shawna Sadler, Engagement Manager, Outreach & Partnerships, ORCID

May 26, 2021: Watch our webinar to learn the latest on Espionage, Intellectual Property Theft, and Technology Transfer issues from Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agent Scott McGaunn.

Scott discussed the FBI’s counterintelligence efforts against America’s adversaries, the nature of espionage as it relates to the theft of intellectual property at research institutes, and the challenges of illegitimate transfer of technologies to antagonistic nations.


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