The Advanced Photon Source
a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility
Argonne Restricts User Facility Access for Non-Argonne Users
Argonne National Laboratory has made the decision to further reduce on-site activities and enter minimum safe operations mode. The APS will remain operational to support critical COVID-19 related work and for critical remote research only. We will lift restrictions as soon as it is safe to do so.
COVID-19 PORTAL. In light of the rapidly changing situation world-wide resulting from the COVID-19 virus, the Department of Energy Basic Energy Sciences light sources want to ensure they are doing everything possible to enable research into this virus and the search for an effective vaccine or other treatment. The DOE supports research into structural biology in partnership with the National Institutes of Health, and universities. This portal collects relevant structural biology resources in a single location, listing their basic characteristics and a point of contact for each.
Expedited, Rapid Access Call for COVID-19 Research
The APS continues to operate, providing expedited, remote access but only for research related to COVID-19 at this time. The Structural Biology Portal lists available APS beamlines for macromolecular crystallography and BioSAXS. Step-by-step instructions on how to apply for expedited beam time are listed on the New User Checklist. All users must be registered and their home institution must have an active User Agreement.
Please submit a Rapid Access proposal and state that the research is related to SARS CoV-2 proteins or COVID-19. The Experimental Safety Approval Form (ESAF) should also indicate SARS CoV-2 or COVID-19.
APS OPERATIONS SCHEDULE UPDATE:
To continue to meet the needs for ongoing, remote-only COVID-19 research, APS management will extend the current 2020-1 run by two weeks – to May 12. Please see more information and the revised long-range schedule here.