Vision, Mission & Values


Delivering innovative solutions as a leading centre for research excellence in health, agriculture, environment, and advanced materials.


Science: enable innovative science by excelling in the development and application of synchrotron techniques

Operations: deliver stable and reliable photon sources to maximize scientific productivity

Innovation: develop innovative designs and solutions to solve business-critical industrial problems

Society: address important global socio-economic needs such as health, agriculture, environment and advanced materials

Education: build a vibrant, multidisciplinary synchrotron user community

Safety: proactively ensure that the CLS is a safe and healthy environment in which to work

People: promote a work environment that encourages collaboration and creativity, and attracts, retains, and develops the best staff and teams

Engagement: promote the importance and benefits of synchrotron science to engage stakeholders, inspire the public, and ensure long-term support

Accountability: ensure the efficient and transparent allocation and utilization of CLS resources

International Cooperation: collaborate internationally and foster the exchange of people and ideas


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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