Electronic Transfer of Data
To transfer data into and out of the Laboratory via File Transfer
Protocol (FTP), users must utilize the FTP proxy. Outgoing traffic
(connections originating from within BNL) simply use the proxy as an
intermediate step, requiring no authentication. Graphical User
Interface FTP clients, such as Fetch, WS-FTP and Cute-FTP have
settings for FTP proxies, and, once set, become transparent to the
user. Others will have to address the proxy manually. Directions on
how to use the proxy are on the
BNL Cyber Security web
To access most systems at BNL via FTP, a user outside BNL will
need to apply for, and use, a RSA SecurID Token.
RSA SecureID user guide for information regarding RSA SecureID Tokens.
Directions for using the FTP proxy from outside the Laboratory are
also on the FTP page mentioned above. Some departments have public
FTP sites that require no authentication from outside BNL. Contact
your host or guest administrator for further assistance.
At the conclusion of the experiment the experimental area shall
be left in a condition that is satisfactory to the host
Department/Division line management. This includes, but is not
limited to, the proper disposition of chemicals and disposal of
hazardous materials. It also includes the tear down of the
experiment and assuring that all hazards are identified and
appropriately controlled. See Off-site Shipments information below
for details on shipping your equipment back to your home
Leaving a BNL Department
Checking out of Brookhaven is very important. There is a formal
checkout procedure for all individuals working in a department.
Chemicals must be reconciled with the Chemical Management System as
well as other materials and equipment prior to your departure. You
should check out through the office that you check in. Contact your
Guest Administrator with any questions you may have. See Appendices
for names of Guest Administrators.
Leaving a BNL User Facility
Each User Facility has its own checkout procedure. You should
check with your host on what is required before you depart BNL.
Prior to leaving Brookhaven, you are responsible for returning any
items assigned to you such as: radiation badges, RHIC, AGS, NSLS
and/or NSRL access cards, library books, keys, experimental
equipment and supplies, etc.
Chemicals. All packages that contain chemicals
are reviewed and repackaged at Building 98 for shipping to their
final destination. Chemical packages must have a Material Safety
Data Sheet (MSDS) attached to them. The MSDS must include a UN
number. A UN number is a DOT chemical coding system used for
international shipments. If the materials are mixtures, or you are
not sure how to identify them, contact your ESS&H Coordinator (see
Appendices for Coordinator listings). Be sure that every container
in the package is sealed and labeled. Place the materials into a box
such that they do not break in transit to Building 98. Contents
should not be loose, and equipment should be shipped separately from
Hazardous & Radioactive Materials. Radioactive
material and hazardous waste are packaged and labeled by the
Isotopes and Special Materials Group (I&SM) and Hazardous Waste
Management Group, respectively. Processing and shipment of
radioactive hazardous material is done in accordance with the
requirements contained in the Code of Federal Regulations (49CFR)
and International Air Transport Association (IATA), Dangerous Goods
Regulations (DGR). For shipping off-site radioactive materials that
are not waste, a "Request to Ship Radioactive Materials Form" must
be obtained from the Isotopes & Special Materials Group. Call
631-344-5241 to obtain this form.
Non-Hazardous Materials. Brookhaven’s Shipping
Section, Building 98, is responsible for the packaging, labeling,
routing, and shipment of all material leaving the Laboratory to
ensure all transportation guidelines and laws have been followed. A
Shipping Memo is required to ship items off-site. See below for
Shipping Memos. Contact your Guest Administrator
or host for further details on completing a Shipping Memo.