Please DO NOT come to Argonne until you have received confirmation from the User Office that permission has been granted for your visit.
Argonne National Laboratory is a controlled-access facility. When you visit Argonne (and APS) for the first time, you must obtain permission in advance, and you need a visitor’s pass to enter the Argonne campus. Special access requirements apply for non-U.S. citizens. To request access, you must register with the User Office (see link below). After you complete on-site orientation, you will be issued an APS user badge, which will grant you access to the Argonne site on future visits. Requirements for access to the experiment floor include (for every team member):
- Completed registration form
- All required documention and approvals for non-U.S. citizens
- Signed user agreement
- Funded user account (in certain cases)
- Completion of appropriate training
Instructions and form for requesting access to do hands-on work. Complete this form well in advance of your first visit.
Form to request access as a visitor who will not do hands-on work (e.g., a meeting speaker, family member, student).
Information for Non-U.S. Citizens
Special considerations for visitors and users who are not U.S. citizens, especially about extra time needed to process requests for site access.
Institutions with User Agreements
List of institutions that have signed legal agreements with the APS covering user research. Indicates whether institution is a member of a Collaborative Access Team (CAT).
Request for User Agreement
Form used to initiate discussion of a legal agreement between an institution and the APS to cover user research.
Policy and instructions on establishing an account to pay for proprietary beam time and/or support services.
Planning Your Arrival
Instructions for ensuring a smooth arrival and prompt access to the experiment floor.
Core Training Courses for Argonne User Facilities
Take required training courses online.
Resources for planning travel to Argonne and the APS: maps, transportation, lodging, meals, weather, appropriate clothing, currency exchange.
About Your Badge
Facts, responsibilities, and privileges associated with an APS badge.