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

UPS Login Instructions

In order to submit and/or be listed on an APS proposal, users must:

  1. Have an APS/Argonne badge number AND an ORCiD with APS authorized as a Trusted Party in your account. If you do not currently have a badge number, please register as a user.
  2. Log into the UPS platform and create a profile.
Log into the Universal Proposal System (UPS) using your ORCiD credentials.
Please do not create a new ORCiD if you have an existing ORCiD account.

 Login: Universal Proposal System

  1. Click the button "Log In With ORCID" on the UPS Home Page (upper right corner).
  2. Once on the ORCiD page, sign in with your ORCiD credentials. Please be patient if the log in is slow; do not navigate away. If you do not already have an ORCiD account, follow the instructions under “Register now.”
  3. Upon your first login, you will be automatically directed to your profile page where you must provide responses prior to entering the system.
  4. Once your profile is completed, you will be able to access the platform, including your user dashboard, the proposal calls, useful knowledge articles, user facility contacts, and more.

The UPS system offers optional tours to assist with learning the layout and function. Click "Tours" in the upper right corner to view available tours on each page.


If you have any questions or encounter any issues in UPS, contact Jacki Flood, APS Universal Proposal System administrator, at

For instructions with images, you can review detailed login instructions.


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