The Office of Accelerator Research & Development (R&D) and Production (ARDAP) was established in 2020 as part of SC’s strategy to ensure a robust pipeline of innovative accelerator technology, train an expert and diverse workforce, and reduce significant supply chain risks by reshoring critical accelerator technology.

The Accelerator R&D subprogram supports broader applications of accelerator technology through use-inspired basic R&D, cross-cutting basic R&D, and by facilitating access to unique SC accelerator R&D capabilities.

The Accelerator Production subprogram supports technological and manufacturing readiness of accelerator technologies that support multiple Science Programs.