Data Analysis

It is good practice to summarize your results within 3-6 months of your beamtime, while your experiment is fresh in your mind.

If you encounter questions or concerns while processing and analyzing your CLS data, please feel free to contact beamline staff for assistance. Any assistance received with analyzing data should be acknowledged in publications of your results, and in cases where significant effort from CLS staff is involved, authorship may be appropriate.

Acknowledging the CLS

Researchers are asked to acknowledge the beamline(s), as well as the participation of any beamline staff who may have assisted in any aspect of an experiment, and include one of the following statements when presenting their results.

Part or all of the research described in this paper was performed at the Canadian Light Source, a national research facility of the University of Saskatchewan, which is supported by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Government of Saskatchewan, and the University of Saskatchewan.

This research used resources of the Advanced Photon Source, an Office of Science User Facility operated for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science by Argonne National Laboratory, and was supported by the U.S. DOE under Contract No. DE-AC02-06CH11357, and the Canadian Light Source and its funding partners.

In addition, please use the CLS logo accessible here in the acknowledgement section of conference posters or talks. If you need a CLS logo in a different format please contact


Reporting Publications

Researchers are asked to report any publications based on work they performed, in whole or in part, at the Canadian Light Source or through the CLS@APS Programme. The list of the publications reported to the CLS is in important factor in our funding and is taken into account during the peer review of your future research proposals.


Reporting a Publication to the CLS

A full list of CLS publications is found at If your publication of CLS data is not included in the list, report it using the button in the top-right corner. Note that you must be logged in using your CLS account to report a publication.


Provide the DOI, ISBN, patent number, or thesis information and complete the guided steps to submit your publication.



Reporting a Publication to the APS

Users of the CLS@APS programme should report publications to both the CLS and APS. 

APS Publications

User Experience Survey

User Portal dashboard block labelled "How did we do?"

When your beamtime is complete, you will receive an email summarizing the details of your beamtime session, including a link to provide feedback about your experience to help us to improve our services to you and future users. Comments received are shared with beamline staff and CLS management. You can also find the link to this survey for recent beamtime on your CLS User Portal dashboard.

User Portal

Feedback to the CLS@APS Programme

In addition to CLS user feedback mechanisms, users of the CLS@APS programme can submit details about their experience directly to the APS using the APS End-of-Experiment Form.

APS End-of-Experiment Form