General Lab Information

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COVID-19 Information for Facility Users

Brookhaven Lab and NSLS-II Status

Brookhaven Lab is currently operating in Phase 2, “Expansion of Limited Operations,” which began on July 6th. The Lab is gradually bringing staff back onsite, consistent with federal, state, and local guidance. The most up-to-date details on the Lab’s status can be found on the Laboratory's Resumption of Operations website.

For the spring (2021-1) cycle, NSLS-II is supporting primarily remote user operations. From January 1 – February 28 and after March 26, no users will be permitted on the experimental floor. A limited number of users will be permitted on-site from March 1-26. Remote experiments will continue as planned. Beamline staff are currently reaching out to users regarding the status of their 2021-1 allocations. Details can be found in the guidance linked below.

Changes to Beamtime Scheduling and Allocation

COVID-19 Research Support at NSLS-II

The U.S. Department of Energy Basic Energy Sciences light sources want to ensure they are doing everything possible to enable research related to the Coronavirus pandemic. NSLS-II is offering a streamlined and expedited rapid access proposal process for groups that require beam time for projects directly related to COVID-19.


For structural biology projects, the Center for Biomolecular Structure team is supporting remote macromolecular crystallography experiments at  the AMX and FMX beamlines as well as solution scattering experiments at the LiX beamline.


The new Laboratory for Biomolecular Structure is now open for cryo electron microscopy projects.

DOE Resources

To see a complete list of DOE structural biology resources for COVID-19 research, visit this portal.

Submit a Proposal

Submit a proposal for any projects related to COVID-19.