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NERSC User Agreements

An appropriate use policy form is required of all NERSC users and an additional user agreement may be required if a project is not federally funded or is involved in proprietary research. Please consult the table below. If you fall into one of categories below that require a user agreement and you do not have one, please contact the NERSC consultants at consult@nersc.gov or through the ticket interface.

Project TypeFederally Funded ResearchNature of WorkAppropriate Use Policy FormNon-proprietary User AgreementALCC Proprietary User Agreement**
 ERCAP*  Yes Fundamental Research Non-proprietary  Required  N/A  N/A
 ERCAP*  No Fundamental Research Non-proprietary  Required  Required  N/A
 ALCC  Yes Fundamental Research Non-proprietary  Required  N/A  N/A
 ALCC  No Fundamental Research Non-proprietary  Required Required  N/A
ALCC No Industrial Proprietary Required N/A Required
Directors Reserve Yes Fundamental Research Non-proprietary Required N/A N/A
Directors Reserve No Fundamental Research Non-proprietary Required Required N/A

* - ERCAP = standard DOE Production allocation
** - ALCC Proprietary User Agreement, Patent waiver application and addedum.