The SSRL Users' Organization (SSRLUO) is broadly concerned with representing the interests of the SSRL users see Charter). An executive committee (SSRLUOEC) is the formal organizational unit of the SSRLUO. They host an annual Users' Meeting which provides a forum for the presentation and discussion of recent user developments and experimental results as well as future plans. Users elect members to serve on the Executive Committee to carry out the business of the SSRLUO.
Synchrotron and Neutron User's Group (SNUG) visit to Washington DC, April 2009. Left to right: Ryan Toomey, U. South Florida; Mark Dadmun, U. Tennessee; Christopher Kim, Chapman U. (SNUG Chair); Hendrik Ohldag, Stanford U.
SSRLUO functions include: sponsoring and presenting the Annual Farrel W. Lytle Award to promote important technical or scientific accomplishments in synchrotron radiation-based science and user service; holding graduate student poster competition at the annual meeting; coordinating periodic surveys to get user feedback and suggestions (see survey results); meeting 3-4 times a year (meeting schedule) to discuss issues and coordinate activities - meetings typically include presentations by SSRL staff and management. The SSRLUO-EC also coordinates activities with representatives from other DOE user facilities to increase visibility and upport for basic sciences as well as user facilities such as SSRL. (see meeting minutes)
SSRLUO-EC members serve 3-year terms, with the Chair and Vice-Chair elected by
the SSRLUO-EC (Chair serves for 1 year; Vice-Chair rotates into the chair
position the following year; former Chair serves as ex-officio for 2 additional years).
The SSRLUO-EC Chair serve as an ex-officio role on the SSRL Scientific Advisory
Committee, Proposal Review Panel, and the SLAC Scientific Policy Committee.
The Vice Chair co-organizes the annual User's Meeting along with an LCLS UEC and
scientific staff members.
Comments and suggestions regarding user concerns that should be addressed by the Executive Committee are always welcome. Please reference the SSRLUO-EC page for a list of current representatives and contact information.