After submission and acceptance of an application or project proposal, outside researchers can access these facilities through user agreements. A user agreement that covers liability, intellectual property, and financial matters is a prerequisite for work at any of Argonne’s user facilities.
Establishing a User Facility Agreement
- Check to see if a Master Agreement exists for your organization
- Establish a new user agreement by contacting each user facility directly
Percentages of the time at the User Facilities may be allocated for proprietary research that uses the unique capabilities to benefit the national economy. Therefore, those conducting proprietary research may access the facility as users. Full-cost recovery is obtained for proprietary research. Agreements are in place to secure appropriate intellectual property control for proprietary users to permit them to exploit their experimental results.