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


Expedited, Rapid Access Call for COVID-19 Research: 

The APS is providing expedited remote access for research related to COVID-19 at this time. The Structural Biology Portal lists available APS beamlines for macromolecular crystallography and BioSAXS. Step-by-step instructions on how to apply for expedited beam time are listed on the New User Checklist. All users must be registered and their home institution must have an active User Agreement.

Please submit a Rapid Access Proposal and state that the research is related to the SARS CoV-2 virus or COVID-19.

  • To request an MX beamline, submit a Macromolecular Crystallography Proposal (choose “rapid access 2020-2: for immediate work). Here is a list of MX beamlines.
  • To request a non-MX beamline, choose Rapid Access General User Proposal and select the 2020-2 cycle for immediate work.

For administrative assistance, please contact the APS User Office at . For technical assistance, please contact Bob Fischetti at .

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