User Facilities at a Glance

Each Office of Science user facility exists through investment by a program “owner” – the Office of Science program that provides funds through congressional appropriations for construction and operations. The decision to invest in a user facility emerges through long term strategic planning with the scientific community to identify the research tools that will deliver the greatest scientific impact to advance the DOE mission.

Each user facility represents a substantial commitment on the part of its sponsoring program, which provides oversight and works closely with the facility management to maximize scientific impact and productivity.