User Statistics Collection Practices Archives

Our user statistics collection practices are documented here to promote transparency and efficacy in these practices and to foster awareness of the diversity of user interactions supported by the user facilities.

Link Fiscal Year Issue Date Significant Changes from Prior Issuance
PDF  FY 2024  October 1, 2023  None.
PDF FY 2023 October 1, 2022 Clarifications and updates were made for the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) User Facility, Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL), and Joint Genome Institute (JGI). 
PDF FY 2022 October 1, 2021 Accelerator Test Facility is now stewarded by the Office of Accelerator R&D and Production. The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) was added to the list of Nuclear Physics facilities.
PDF FY 2021 October 1, 2021 Posted retroactively to document changes in remote user counting practices necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic for the Basic Energy Sciences user facilities. The Facility for Advanced Accelerator Experimental Tests (FACET) was upgraded and is now called the Facility for Advanced Accelerator Experimental Tests II (FACET-II). This change is effective as of the start of FY 2020.
PDF FY 2020 May 18, 2020 Clarifications and updates were made for the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL) user facility 
PDF FY 2019 November 15, 2019  The High Energy Physics Accelerator Test Facility (ATF) was added to the list of Office of Science user facilities, and the Fusion Energy Sciences facility Alcator C-Mod was removed. Several user facilities also have added clarifications for remote and data users.
PDF FY 2015 October 1, 2014 The three Basic Energy Sciences Electron Beam  Microcharacterization Centers at ANL, LBNL, and ORNL were administratively merged with their respective neighboring Nanoscale Science Research Centers.
PDF FY 2014 October 1, 2013 Issued with the memorandum “Defining and Counting Users for the Office of Science User Facilities.”