Access to CLS – Training

Access to CLS:

After registering as a CLS User, the following is required to obtain access to the CLS facility prior to gaining access to beamtime:

1. Agreement to Use the Canadian Light Source Facility is required by each institution/organization requiring access to the CLS. Only one agreement is required per institution/organization and covers all individuals who are authorized representative(s) of the said institution/organization. In many cases these agreements are in place; if they are not, CLS will be in contact with you.

2. Photo ID: present one original piece of government issued identification with the individual's photo, name and address must be shown in support of access to the CLS facility.  The following pieces of identification are acceptable:  Passport, Driver's Licence, Other government-issued photo ID.  

3. Training

These training modules are required by everyone who has facility access, and can be completed online prior to arrival at the CLS. This is strongly recommended since it saves a considerable amount of time during the check-in process at the User Services Office. Please note: your log-in credentials are the same for the training database and the User Portal.  If you are having difficulting logging in please contact for details. There may be additional training required as well, including:

4. Arrival at CLS:

Foreign Visitor Requirements

If you are a non-Canadian citizen residing outside of Canada please visit Government of Canada Immigration and Citizenship to find out if you need a visa to enter Canada:   If yes, please contact to obtain a letter of support.  Allow sufficient time to obtain the appropriate paperwork.  

For additional information about user check-in or training, please contact:

CLS User Services Office
Phone: 306-657-3700
Location: Room 2038, CLS Mezzanine
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For additional information about experiment specific training or experimental controls, please contact:
CLS Health, Safety & Environment

how can we help?

If you’re looking for information on how you can use CLS techniques in your research program, please contact us using this form.

Example queries may include: Feasibility around a potential experiment? A scientific problem we can help you solve? Is your question related to a specific technique? Do you want to know more about how to apply for beamtime?

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