User Guide & Resources

User Resources

Important Announcements  


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

Run Cycle Proposal Type Proposal Deadline Cycle Begins Cycle Ends
1 MeV-UED Regular - Solid State (Materials) and Warm Dense Matter (Single Shot) Mar 12, 2019
4 pm PST
Jun 2019 Dec 2019

  LCLS and MeV-UED proposals are submitted through the User Portal.


Please see new requirements for Foreign Nationals (non-U.S. Citizens)
since 1 February, 2019

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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