Building and Room Access
Once you complete training, you may be eligible for badge access to certain rooms and/or buildings. Your Assigned Scientist will request access for you, if appropriate, by emailing the User Office.
Your Lead Facility may be able to provide a desk for you to use during the course of your project. If not, day-use desks are available in the third-floor user area in Building 67 (the main Foundry building). You may also request an assigned desk in the third-floor user area by contacting the User Office.
The Foundry uses two instrument reservation systems:
- Instrument Reservation Calendar for the Imaging, NCEM, Inorganic, Biological, and Organic Facilities.
- Resource Database for the Nanofabrication Facility.
Use your Berkeley Lab identity credentials to log on to these systems. Once your training is completed, staff will grant you access to the appropriate instrument reservation calendars and show you how to use them. Learn more about resource allocation to user proposals.
Due to potential hazards in Foundry laboratories, many operations are not permitted when working alone in laboratories outside of normal business hours or under unusual circumstances. All users must read and abide by our Working Alone Policy.
Disability and Special Access Needs
If you need accommodation for a disability or have other special access needs, please notify the User Office prior to your visit (roughly one month in advance is ideal). The Foundry is very happy to accommodate all user access needs.
Working at ALS
If your proposal requested access to the Advanced Light Source (ALS), you will receive instructions for creating an ALS Hub account and scheduling beamtime (ALS Hub link) shortly after your Foundry proposal is activated.