Oak Ridge National Laboratory is home to a number of highly sophisticated experimental user facilities. These research laboratories are designed to serve laboratory researchers, engineers, and technical staff, as well as external researchers from universities, industries, foreign institutions and other government laboratories. The state-of-the-art facilities are shared with the scientific and technical community, providing the use of unique and specialized technology, equipment and instrumentation.
To discover the capabilities of the ORNL user facilities, use the search tools to locate a user facility by name, discipline or equipment/process. The search results will provide a brief description of the facility and a link to the website where additional information may be obtained.
Access to the ORNL user facilities is through the review and approval of user proposals which depends on the scientific merit, suitability of the user facilities and the appropriateness of the work to DOE objectives; and a signed user agreement for the facility. For additional information on becoming a facility user, please select Become a User.
Onsite accommodations are available at the ORNL Guest House, located on the Oak Ridge National Laboratory campus, just a short walk away from the Spallation Neutron Source and within a five-minute drive of any part of the campus, including the High Flux Isotope Reactor and the Conference Center. The Guest House is a three-story, 47-room, 71-bed facility. All rooms have a mini fridge and microwave. Reservations can be made 24/7 by calling 865-576-8101 or you can make an online reservation.