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All proposals must follow these guidelines

We are excited at Sanford Lab to contribute to cutting-edge science by providing the best environment for experiments that require unique underground facilities.  We are glad to work with you to get your experiment running.  To begin the process of approval and installation, the following steps must be completed:

  1. Read the Experiment Implementation Program.
  2. Read the Experiment Integration and Support document.
  3. Complete a draft of the Experiment Planning Statement describing your project. 
  4. Contact the SURF Science Director. 
  5. Complete the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).  The MOU references the SURF waiver required for underground access, the SURF ESH Manual and the SURF Publication Policy.

Document and contact information

Document
Experiment Implementation Program
660.31 KB
Document
Experiment Integration and Support Standard
337.86 KB
Document
Experiment Planning Statement
274.98 KB
Document
MOU Template
49.37 KB
Document
Publication Policy
275.69 KB
Document
Acknowledgement of Risk and Waiver (required for all underground access)
98.83 KB
Contact
Jaret Heise
Science Director
605.722.4004
Contact by email