Guests and users conducting hands-on research at BNL require an agreement be in place
before conducting research. The
type of agreement
that is applicable depends on the work being conducted, where the work is being done, and who is
sponsoring the research. This web site will help you identify what is appropriate for you.
About User Agreements
If you are not a Brookhaven employee, a user agreement signed by your home institution is a
prerequisite for experimental work at any of BNL’s user facilities. Guests are not permitted to
do experimental work at any of Brookhaven’s User Facilities until a User Agreement with that
individual's home institution is established. The Department of Energy’s master agreements cover
liability, indemnification, intellectual property, and financial issues.
Please note the following:
- Non-proprietary agreements cover open research done at any of BNL’s user facilities,
- Proprietary agreements are facility-specific. If you are conducting proprietary work
at more than one facility, you will need to have agreements with each facility. If you are
conducting both proprietary and non-proprietary work, you will need to sign both agreements.
- To work at Tandem you must have either a proprietary agreement, open data agreement, or
both in place to cover your research.
Learn more about user agreements:
How to Request a User Agreement
If your institution does not appear in the list above,
complete the online User Agreement Questionnaire,
which is the first step toward putting a master user agreement in place. Fill in the
requested information and Brookhaven will furnish the appropriate User Agreement(s)
to your institution for signature. This form may be submitted electronically by
completing the questionnaire below and clicking the submit button or by printing
and returning via fax to 631-344-8686.
Address any questions to:
Guest, User, Visitor Center
Brookhaven National Laboratory