The ALS User Guide provides stepwise instructions for obtaining access to ALS research facilities, preparing for your visit, and completing post-visit follow-up. By following the guidance below, you can help ensure a successful and safe experience at our facility.
If your proposal is awarded beamtime, all on-site experimenters who are new users or users with expired badges must register in ALSHub to notify the ALS of their arrival date at least 14 days in advance.
Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation and a shelter-in-place order for the Bay Area, the ALS is closed to most users until further notice. Please do not register to arrive for the 2020-1 cycle unless we ask you to.
Only approved essential remote-access research related to the novel coronavirus is being conducted on a limited number of beamlines. A number of the ALS-ENABLE crystallography beamlines are available for remote data collection and service operations in support of COVID-19 research. We hope to be able to provide access to other ALS-ENABLE beamlines, including BioSAXS, in the near future. Apply through the RAPIDD proposal process.
Developing a response to handle compensation of lost beamtime is high on the priority list. More detailed information will be posted here.
More details of the Berkeley Lab response to COVID-19 can be found on the Lab’s web site.