Office of Science

User Access


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As a national scientific user facility with a diverse range of capabilities and expertise, EMSL has something to offer researchers at all corners of the scientific community. Regardless of where you are in your scientific career, a collaboration with EMSL can help take your research to the next level.

Connect with the User Community

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EMSL provides a variety of proposal opportunities throughout the year. To submit a proposal, follow the steps below. Depending on the scope of the proposal project and the proposal call being answered, this stepwise process may take days to weeks.

Proposal Process

  1. 1Contact an EMSL staff member (recommended)
  2. 1Submit a proposal via the EMSL User Portal
  3. 1Stand by while your proposal is processed by EMSL staff
  4. 1Visit EMSL or arrange remote use
  5. 1Close out
User Support Office: , 509-371-6003