SPL Access

Planning Ahead

Planning ahead SPL access

Please complete the Beam Time Request (BTR) and Support Request forms through the User Portal. Thorough chemical and sample information must be included in your BTR. Support Request forms include a list of collaborators that require laboratory access and your group's laboratory equipment requests. Researcher safety is of prime importance at SLAC. Please remember that radioactive materials, nanomaterials, and biohazardous materials have additional safety requirements. Refer to the LCLS Safety Office for further guidance.

Upon Arrival

Lab safety orientation must be completed on arrival. Access to Sample Preparation Labs are RFID controlled and can only be activated upon successful completion of the training. Once your SPL access procedures are complete you will receive the RFID access.

1. Sample Preparation Laboratory Training, Course 204

Access can be obtained by completing a two-part training including an online Sample Preparation Laboratory training, Course 204, and an in-person orientation at B999-RM 109. Training expires one year from the date of completion. The online training is 30 minutes in length and covers lab policy, resources, safety, and emergency information. In-person orientation covers building and lab safety features. 

To make an appointment please contact your experimental POC and SPL lab manager. Please make sure to complete the online course prior to scheduling the in-person orientation. LCLS training slots must be reserved in advance due to space limitations within the LCLS lab.

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2. User Access Agreement 

A new User Access Agreement (UAA) needs to be submitted and approved for every beam time. The UAA requires a list of chemicals and samples for your experiment that will be present on-site during the beam time along with contact details for all personnel that are on-site during the experiment. Please contact your POC for any questions and concerns.

After Hours Arrival

If you plan to arrive at SLAC outside of normal business hours, please make prior arrangements with your POC and Christopher Kupitz.