User Guide and Resources
Latest Proposal Schedule
|Mode of Access||Run Cycle||Proposal Call Status||Deadline||Cycle Begins||Cycle Ends|
|Regular User Proposal||LCLS 22||Submit Proposals via User Portal.||04 Apr 2023||Jan 2024||Jun 2024|
|Data Set Collection (DSC)||LCLS 22||Submit Proposals via User Portal.||04 Apr 2023||Jan 2024||Jun 2024|
|Protein Crystal Screening (PCS)||LCLS 22||Proposal Call coming soon.||28 Apr 2023||Jan 2024||Jun 2024|
|MeV-UED Regular User Proposal||UED 4||Experiments scheduled||Oct 2022||Jun 2023|
|Scientific Campaign||Ongoing||Experiments scheduled||Jan 2022||Jun 2022|
|Rapid Access||LCLS 21||Contact for details|
Proposals are submitted through the User Portal.
Calls For Proposals are posted on the LCLS Annoucements, and e-mailed to the LCLS User Organization e-mail list (subscribe to lclsuo).
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Quick Start Guide for New LCLS Users
1. Become a User at LCLS
The LCLS encourages scientists from diverse fields to submit proposals for experiments that utilize the LCLS's unique capabilities. Interested scientists are encouraged to learn more about the latest developments by reviewing the instrument descriptions. Contact LCLS instrument scientists to discuss your proposed experiments and for updated performance parameters.
Review LCLS Schedules Read Proposal Overview Review Instruments, Policies, Machine FAQ, Parameters, Status Register as User and Submit Proposal Confirm User Agreements
Subscribe to lclsuo e-mail list
2. Onsite and Remote SLAC Access
New requirements for access to SLAC
Due to the COVID pandemic there are NEW requirements for access to SLAC. These requirements are based on adherence to SLAC’s COVID-19 mitigation protocols and established levels of specific work criteria detailed on the Job Safety Analysis (JSA) form for all individuals coming on site.
3. During Your Beam Time
Only for Users Approved for SLAC Onsite Access: Proceed to the VUE Center (1st floor Science and User Support Building 053) to check in, get badged, and update your proximity access. Check-in is from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday. See below links for help with settling in the area and getting started with your experiment at LCLS.
Remote ParticipationTools for Remote Participation in Experiments
Data Collection & Analysis
Other Tools and InformationExperiment Portal / eLog
MCC eLog (accessible from SLAC domain only)
4. After Beam Time
Please clean up your work area before you leave. Log in to the User Portal to complete an end of run survey after each scheduled experiment. Your feedback will be used to address issues and continually improve user resources and support. LCLS also needs your help to compile metrics that demonstrate scientific accomplishments and productivity. Please submit LCLS related publications and inform us of awards, patents, etc.
Submit End of Run Survey Submit New Publication Inform us of Awards, Patents etc. Participate in the LCLS Users' Organization Attend LCLS Events