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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, follow the steps in the order listed below:

  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 User Agreement.  The User Agreement references the SURF waiver required for underground access, the SURF ESH Manual and the SURF Publication Policy.

Document and contact information

Experiment Implementation Program
660.31 KB
Experiment Integration and Support Standard
354.62 KB
Experiment Planning Statement
62.58 KB
User Agreement
43.68 KB
Publication Policy
249.32 KB
Acknowledgement of Risk and Waiver (required for all underground access)
98.83 KB
Jaret Heise
Science Director
Contact by email