The CLS User Portal provides a secure location, with individual accounts to create and save proposals for beamtime, manage proposals, and receive electronic workflow notifications of action required.


Registering for a User account is a two step process. Complete the registration form by clicking New user? on the log in page of the User Portal. Once you have completed and submitted the registration form, you will receive an email asking you to confirm your email address (if you do not receive this immediately, please check your junk/spam folders) by clicking the provided link. You will be required to set a password. A second email will be sent confirming your account has successfully been set up and provides your username.

This username and password is used for the User Portal and the Training system.

Username: Up to 6 letters of last name and first initial

Password requirements:



Your dashboard allows you to manage different areas of your account:

Creating a Proposal

To submit a proposal, you must be registered as a user. If you have not previously registered, you will be required to register. You will receive your login credentialsto access the USer Portal and Training system. Upon receipt of your username and password, log in to the User Portal and from your dashboard click on + Create a Proposal. Follow the prompts to create the apprropriate proposal type and complete the proposal form.

Once a proposal has been submitted you may review it by selecting Home → My Proposals on the left-hand menu. The list provides a summary of proposals you are associated with. 

Workflow Notifications

Workflow notifications generate an email informing you that a workflow item needs your attention. The bell icon in the top, right-hand corner of your dashboard in the User Portal will list notifications that require your attention.  Notifications can include:

Managing Your Project(s)

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