Sign Out and Return Your Badge
When you have completed your on-site work, you must sign out with your Assigned Scientist. He or she will go over any samples or data that need to be saved or shipped and verify that all work areas and equipment used are clean and functional.
Return your badge to the Foundry User Office and sign out. If you leave after hours, please leave your badge with your assigned scientist and email a sign-out notice to the User Office.
Submit a Final Project Report
Users are required to submit a final project report within 30 days of completing their project. This report can be completed by any user on the proposal and is accessed through the User Portal . A discussion of the project progress and results along with a list of the resulting publications or patents is required.
Acknowledge Foundry Support and Report Publications
Publishing: Proper acknowledgement of Foundry resources is crucial to our continued support. All published work resulting from use of this facility must acknowledge Foundry support using the correct Foundry acknowlegement, regardless of whether Foundry staff are included as authors.
It is expected that all user project results of sufficient scientific merit will be prepared for publication and submitted to a journal. Any Foundry scientist who made significant contributions should be included as an author and will expect to review the paper before it is submitted to a journal.
Report your peer-reviewed publications using the publication submission form.
Presenting: When presenting work generated, in whole or in part, at the Foundry, please include our acknowledgement slide at the end of your presentation, or our acknowledgement badge on your poster. View all Acknowledgement materials. Your presentation acknowledgements help us build our user community, which is crucial to our continued support.
Report Intellectual Property
You are required to disclose to the Foundry and Berkeley Lab’s Intellectual Property Office ([email protected]) any inventions resulting in part or in whole from your work at the Foundry. Your inventions, and any patent applications filed on them, are also subject to overriding obligations to the US Government.
Please carefully review and comply with the Patent Rights article of your User Agreement to maximize the value of, and minimize the risk to, your intellectual property. The sample NPUA and PUA have a representative article (VIII. Patent Rights) for reference.