If the user needs to continue a research project after the proposal expires in two years, he/she is required to submit a final project report before the new proposal can be considered . The project report must contain the following:
The following acknowledgment is being used when referencing work performed at the CFN:
"Research carried out in part at the Center for Functional Nanomaterials, Brookhaven National Laboratory, which is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, under Contract No. DE-SC0012704."
Reprints of publications resulting from work done at the CFN must be sent to the CFN User Administration Office at firstname.lastname@example.org, or to Brookhaven National Laboratory, Building 735, P.O. Box 5000, Upton, NY 11973. The CFN compiles a list of all of these publications, and makes it available in various publications and reports. The list includes published work only. Users may submit references into the online Publications Database.
As part of an annual DOE reporting process, the CFN and other DOE facilities are required to ask users to take part in a user satisfaction survey to provide requested feedback to the Office of Basic Energy Science (BES) and to improve user services and the CFN.