The Advanced Photon Source
a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility

Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC)

The Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) is responsible for advising the APS Associate Laboratory Director in the following areas:

  • To evaluate the scientific output and facility utilization for all APS sectors.
  • To examine performance and recommend appropriate beamtime allocation for existing Collaborative Access Teams (CATs).
  • To evaluate Letters of Intent and scientific proposals for new and reconstituted CATs.
  • To provide advice to and review decisions by APS management on special operations support for CATs.
  • To review Special Program proposals, a new mode of access that will guarantee 10-30% the beam time per year on any sector for a finite period of time.
  • To assist the APS with development of policies and other issues as appropriate.


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