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Enabling COVID-19 Research/Structural Biology Portal

In light of the rapidly changing situation world-wide resulting from the COVID-19 virus, the Department of Energy Basic Energy Sciences light sources want to ensure they are doing everything possible to enable research into this virus and the search for an effective vaccine or other treatment. The DOE supports research into structural biology in partnership with the National Institutes of Health, and universities. The Structural Biology Portal, collects relevant x-ray, neutron, and cryoEM resources for structural biology in a single location, listing their basic characteristics and a point of contact for each.


Ask the APSUO!:  The APS Users Organization (APSUO) is the elected advocacy group for the user community at the APS. Need to reach out to your advocates with any questions/concerns/feedback/ideas/problems? Please use this form to contact the APSUO Steering Committee Chair and Vice Chair. Your communications can be completely anonymous if you wish.

NOTIFICATION TO USERS:  The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science (SC), which is the primary sponsor of the APS, requires that a limited set of information relating to your user project/experiment be transmitted to SC at the conclusion of the current fiscal year.  A subset of this information, including your name, institutional affiliations), and project titles(s), will be publicly disseminated a part of an SC user facility user projects/experiments database on the SC website,, after the conclusion of the fiscal year.  For proprietary projects, SC requests that the user provide a project title that is suitable for public dissemination. 

SHUTTLE SERVICE:  The Argonne Guest House now offers a shuttle service between the hotel and the Main Gate for its guests! The shuttle is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

A color-coded map of Argonne National Laboratory is now available to better assist navigation around the Lab! APS is located in the 400 area.


My APS Portal is your personalized gateway to the APS. Your user badge number is your key to My APS Portal.

Need a badge number? Register to be a user!

The Portal includes information about

  • you: your visits to APS, site access permission, user agreement, training, contact/bio information
  • your research: proposals, ESAFs, EEFs
  • action items: things that need to be addressed before you arrive at Argonne
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