User Guide & Resources

User Resources

Important Announcements  

*IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING ACCESS TO SLAC

To gain access to SLAC, all users must be registered on the LCLS/SSRL user portal and be listed on a scheduled experiment (this will alert Security and the VUE Center). Please coordinate other meetings or visits with your LCLS Instrument staff or contact the URA office for assistance.

Latest Proposal Schedule

Mode of Access Run Cycle Proposal Call Status   Cycle Begins Cycle Ends
Scientific Campaigns LCLS 18 Proposal review complete   Apr 2020 Jan 2021
Regular Proposals LCLS 18 Proposal review complete   Apr 2020 Jan 2021
Protein Crystal Screening (CXI, MFX) LCLS 18 Proposal review complete   Apr 2020 Jan 2021
MeV-UED Regular Proposals MeV-UED 2 Proposal review complete   Apr 2020 Aug 2020

  Proposals are submitted through the User Portal.

Please see new requirements for Foreign Nationals (non-U.S. Citizens)

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Quick Start Guide for New LCLS Users

1. Become a User at LCLS

2. Before Arriving at SLAC

3. Working at LCLS

4. After Beam Time