For NSCL Users

In compliance with Michigan Governor Whitmer’s latest executive orders, the NSCL Laboratory continues to limit on-site functions. Access to the facility is limited to specially-designated employees whose in-person presence is strictly necessary for minimum basic operation, construction, and manufacturing (as defined in executive order 2020-77). Preparations are underway to resume laboratory research activities (as defined in executive order 2020-90). All resumed activities are subject to stringent precautionary measures. A significant fraction of FRIB's workforce continues teleworking.

As these measures impact your interaction with NSCL personnel, your patience is appreciated during this unprecedented situation. Please contact us at

For the latest information from MSU regarding COVID-19, please visit

We realize this is a great inconvenience for our scientific users, especially those with an experiment on the published schedule. We do not yet know how this will impact the experimental schedule. As soon as we have more information, we will be in communication with experiment spokespersons.


NSCL and FRIB welcome researchers from universities, government labs, and industry who are interested in performing experiments.  There are three ways to obtain beam time at NSCL:

1. Submit a proposal during the Call for Proposal period for review by the Program Advisory Committee (PAC).  A Call for Proposals is issued approximately every 6-12 months.  The majority of beam time granted at NSCL is approved by the PAC.

2. Write a letter to the director for discretionary beam time.  Examples of discretionary experiments include commissioning of new devices and very high impact scientific experiments.

3. Pay for beam time.  Approximately 5% of accelerator time is available for purchase. Contact the Manager for User Relations for this procedure


We strive to provide excellent support for every aspect of your experiment — prior to, during, and following your work at our facility. We invite you to contact the Manager for User Relations, with any questions or requests that you might have.

Please review the FRIB/NSCL Code of Conduct