User Accounts

Some user groups will need to establish a financial account with the APS. Your beamline contact can tell you whether you will need an account.

Note: Establishing a user account is a procurement process; please allow sufficient time.

FOR SUPPLIES AND SERVICES

If you will need supplies and services, such as specialty gases or electrical work, you will need a nonproprietary user account. A purchase order from your home institution will be required to establish the user account. A DUNS number is also required. Advance payment in U.S. dollars may be required for capital equipment purchases and construction work.

  1. Contact the APS User Account Specialist to begin the process.
    • Specify your needs, time frame, and source of funds.
    • Provide an account contact for further correspondence about the purchase order.

  2. Refer your procurement representative to our policy and procedures for nonproprietary user accounts for details on establishing and maintaining the account.

FOR PROPRIETARY BEAMTIME

If you wish to make a proprietary claim on data obtained at the APS, you will need a proprietary user account. This account is used to pay for beam time, though it can be set up to cover supplies and services as well. A purchase order from your home institution and advance payment will be required to establish the user account. A DUNS number is also required. Beam time is charged in one-hour increments.

  1. Contact the APS User Account Specialist to begin the process.
    • Specify your needs and time frame.
    • Provide an account contact for further correspondence about the purchase order.

  2. Refer your procurement representative to our policy and procedures for proprietary user accounts for details on establishing and maintaining the account.

  3. Declare the beam time as proprietary according to our policy and procedure for proprietary time.

APS USER ACCOUNT SPECIALIST

Deana Kinzler, User Account Specialist
Advanced Photon Source, Bldg. 401
Argonne National Laboratory
9700 South Cass Avenue
Lemont IL 60439
Phone: 630-252-1244
Fax: 630-252-3222
Email: useracct@aps.anl.gov