Access to the Foundry requires an approved user proposal. There are several types of proposals available, but Standard is the most common. Proposals are submitted through the User Portal and undergo peer review.
All proposals specify one of the Foundry’s seven research Facilities as the Lead Facility. Most proposal types also allow users to request access to additional Support Facilities.
Accepted proposals must be activated before users start work. Prior to activation, one of the users on the proposal must complete a safety questionnaire, which is then reviewed and must be approved by the Foundry Safety Manager. Activation also requires execution of separate User Agreements between Berkeley Lab and the home institutions of each user included on the proposal.