The Society for Science at User Research Facilities (SSURF) was incorporated in 2016 as a not-for-profit organization to provide a consolidated voice for those engaged in, supporting, and/or interested in research conducted by Users of America’s national user facilities. The two primary thrusts are (1) supporting professional communities and research networks by sharing best practices and facilitating professional development, and (2) promoting public awareness about the benefits and significance of user facility research.
An elected Board of Directors governs SSURF. An Operations Committee, staffed by volunteers, takes direction from the Chief Operating Officer of the Board.
Planned activities for the 2017-2018 year are a pilot project to bring Congressional staff members to user facilities, an exhibition on Capitol Hill, and an on-going project to centralize core training for the Department of Energy Office of Science user facilities.
To learn more about SSURF please click here.