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How to register to become a CNM user

Gather all the information you’ll need. Once you begin the registration process, it must be completed in full. (There is no save option.)

It may take two business days to process your registration. This must be complete before you can move on to Step 2 in the process of becoming a CNM user.

All potential users (U.S. and non-U.S. citizens) should prepare:

A brief statement describing the purpose of your proposed visit, your anticipated date of arrival or remote access of Argonne facilities, and your emergency contact’s information (e.g., name, relationship, address, phone number and email address).

You’ll also need to indicate whether your research is intended for proprietary (privately owned) or non-proprietary means (published in the public domain). Details about proprietary research are available here.

If you’ve worked at Argonne National Laboratory in the past, please have your badge number ready, as well as the date range you worked here.

Additional information non-U.S. citizens should have prepared:

Have your U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) documents ready (e.g., passport, visa, LPR card, AND in-status documents such as DS-2019, I-20, I-797) or proof of passport or visa applications. Numbers and expiration dates for in-status USCIS documents are required. Proof of visa applications are required if in-status documents have expired.  Department of Energy policy also requires a CV/resume; minimum requirements include educational and employment history.

As a followup to the online registration process, please expect an email from the Argonne Advanced Photon Source (APS) registration office, asking you to upload copies of your USCIS documents.

Complete your online registration

All new Argonne facility users must register online. Go to the User Registration Portal and select the New User” option and fill out all required fields. You will be issued an ID/badge number that must be used for the proposal submission process. During peak times, allow one to two business days to acquire this number.

If you are a current CNM user and have an active registration, please continue to the CNM Proposal Submission Portal.  

If you are a former CNM user, contact the CNM User Office to verify your registration status. If it is expired, log in to the User Registration Portal and select the My CNM Portal” option to update your registration.

If you are an APS-only user (current or former APS user), log in to the User Registration Portal. Select the My CNM Portal” option. Check the Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) box, and complete/update all registration fields.