Register with the APS User Office to receive a badge number (required for submitting a proposal) and begin site access approval process. Submit a proposal. Establish a legal agreement between APS and your home institution, if one is not already in place (required for all users). Establish a user account, if one is needed, by setting up a purchase order to pay for supplies and services or for proprietary beam time. After you are awarded beam time... Complete all training. Arrange for delivery and return of samples/materials. Complete an Experiment Safety Assessment Form (ESAF) for your experiment. Notify APS of your arrival by using the check-in tab in My APS Portal. After you have completed your experiment... Complete an End of Experiment form (EEF); experiment spokesperson receives instructions. Acknowledge the APS and the beamline in any resulting publications. Notify APS of publications resulting from APS data.