The Advanced Photon Source
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Argonne User Facility Agreements

About User Agreements

If you are not an Argonne National Laboratory employee, a user agreement signed by your home institution is a prerequisite for work at any of Argonne's user facilities. Argonne’s User Facilities include:

The Department of Energy recently formulated master agreements that cover liability, intellectual property, and financial issues (access templates from the links in the left sidebar). The names of institutions with master agreements currently in place appear below.

How to Request a User Agreement

If your institution does not appear in the list below*, complete an online User Agreement Questionnaire, which is the first step toward putting a master user agreement in place.

* If there is a limited agreement covering participants from your institution for research at the specific facility you plan to use, it will be valid during the transition to a master agreement.

 Institutions with Master Agreements in Place Total

(N indicates a non-proprietary agreement; P indicates proprietary.)
Legacy User Agreement: National Inst. of Health (SER) (this agreement covers only Federal employees)
If you need a copy of one of these agreements, contact our agreements specialist at

A, B, C...



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