Serving the Jefferson Lab User Community

The Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility, or CEBAF, is a scientific user facility that is open for research to scientists and students worldwide. We welcome researchers in nuclear physics, accelerator science and related fields to join us in our mission to explore the building blocks of matter and discover technologies that enable our research.

CEBAF has drawn more than 1,500 scientist users to Jefferson Lab in fiscal year 2017, including staff scientists, professors, researchers, postdocs and undergraduate and graduate students working on a variety of research projects in computation, data analysis, experiment preparation and related activities in Newport News, VA.

Whether you are a new student or a veteran scientist, we hope these pages provide you the information you need to further your research at Jefferson Lab.

Annually, the Users Group Board of Directors (UGBOD) plans a summer meeting for the Jefferson Lab scientific community to showcase scientific results, upcoming research, award winners and trending topics. The meeting also provides many opportunities for collaboration within the community.

The Graduate Student and Postdoc Association (GSPDA) serves members of the Jefferson Lab Users Group student and early career scientist community by offering further opportunities for learning and growth within the nuclear physics research field, such as monthly seminars, a summer lecture series and award opportunities. Learn more in the student orientation brochure.

The first step to becoming a member of the Jefferson Lab Users Group or for visiting Jefferson Lab as a visiting scientist or student is to register for access. Registration provides all information required by the lab for site and building access, obtaining a computer account, gaining access for acquiring necessary training and other services. Visit the link to begin your registration process.

User Liaison facilitates the lab's scientific program by maintaining effective channels of communication between the JLab staff, JLab user community, associated scientists and engineers from across the world; providing solutions for the needs of the user community and assisting users with their use of the lab's facilities.