Welcome to the SSRL User Research Site

Central Management & Scheduling to Ensure Optimal Utilization

SSRL/LCLS Users' Conference and Workshops, October 7-10, 2015 - REGISTER TODAY!

User Portal


BEFORE TRAVELING TO SLAC, inform your colleagues about access changes. Ensure all experimenters are listed on proposals & beam time/support requests and complete the following steps:

1. Register through the user portal to provide or update contact information.
3. Ensure that you have an appropriate business visa (e.g., B1 or VWP Business, WB, not B2/VWP Tourist, WT).
4. Review updated SSRL and LCLS user arrival & check-in procedures.
5. Complete all training (including Traffic Safety Course 154).
7. Prior to entering the experimental area or starting any experiments, check in with User Check-In Coordinator Jackie Kerlegan in the URA office in Building 120, Room 211 (Monday-Friday from 7 am - 12 noon and 1- 4 pm (except holidays).
8. Contact the URA team to answer questions or provide assistance (650-926-2079/4738/2087/8758/3191).

* LODGING:  The GUEST HOUSE  sets aside rooms for users during peak demand periods at Stanford. Identify yourself as a user and ask to be waitlisted for rooms that become available.

* FOOD OPTIONS The SLAC Cafe, auditorium and visitor center are closed until construction is completed on the new Science and User Support Building (SUSB) in 2015.  FOOD OPTIONS at SLAC include Starbucks or the EAT Club (pre-order lunch for delivery ~noon to SLAC/SSRL Bldg. 120). A few restaurants deliver to SLAC Main Gate/Guest House or offer discounts.

WORK SAFELY:  Be aware and exercise caution when visiting SLAC, particularly during construction. Contact Security if help is needed or to report any problems or suspicous activity: 650-926-2551. For EMERGENCIES, CALL 911 OR 5555.

Planning Ahead Getting Beam Time


Onsite Logistics and Additional Resources

We take very seriously the challenges of safety and security here. Please review the access guidelines which are intended to call your attention to concerns which you may encounter at SLAC as well as to encourage you to be alert for and avoid potential problems. All users are required to sign and acknowledge these requirments annually. 

User Facility Access List
SSRL 'No-Bars' Hutch Training List
While You are Here
Food options



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