The User Portal is your entry point to manage your user profile, your proposals, and user agreements. You will also be able to view and complete the recommended core safety training courses for your project.
Manage Your User Profile
All users must have an account on the Foundry User Portal. Your email address will be your login name on the User Portal. If you are logging in to the User Portal for the first time but are already listed as a user on a Foundry proposal, make sure you use the same email address for your User Portal account as is listed on the proposal in order to avoid creating a duplicate account. If you need help with your User Portal account, contact the User Office.
During your Foundry orientation, you will be asked to update your user profile with your local contact information and a photograph. You can enter those details or make other changes at any time through the User Portal.
If your affiliation or contact information changes, please update your user profile promptly.
Manage Your User Proposal
In order to work at the Foundry, you must be listed as an on-site user on an approved user proposal. You can view all your current and past Foundry proposals by logging in to the User Portal. Before you can begin work on an approved proposal, it must first be activated by your Assigned Scientist.
You should be familiar with the following information for your approved proposal before starting work:
- Assigned Scientist: This is your scientific and safety point of contact. If you aren’t sure who your Assigned Scientist is, log in to the User Portal to view your proposal.
- Lead Facility: This is the home facility for your proposal and typically is where you’ll do the majority of your work.
- Support Facilities: Your proposal may have requested access to one or more additional support facilities at the Foundry. Access to these facilities may be contingent on further discussion of your project with facility staff.
Check User Agreement Status
A User Agreement between Berkeley Lab and the home institution of each user on the proposal is required before any work can begin. This agreement forms the contractual basis covering the distribution of intellectual property rights and defines liability for use of DOE User Facilities. Many organizations already have a signed user agreement; if your organization has not established an agreement, the Foundry User Office will support you in setting one up.
You can view the status of your User Agreement by logging in to the User Portal.