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Work with the National Labs

The U.S. Department of Energy's national labs offer an unparalleled opportunity for public/private partnerships in research, testing, and publication. Through the national labs' user facilities, independent groups can take advantage of equipment and facilities in order to advance their own understanding and work. Interested parties are encouraged to reach out to relevant user facility contacts. Learn about the various methods to work with the labs and which one may be right for you.

EXPLORE National Labs

Explore the various resources that the Better Plants programs provide for taking advantage of the U.S. Department of Energy's national labs' services and offerings.



Get to Know the National Labs

An outgrowth of immense investment in scientific research initiated by the U.S. Government during World War II, the National Laboratories have served as the leading institutions for scientific innovation in the United States for more than seventy years.

The Department of Energy's 17 National Labs tackle the critical scientific challenges of our time -- from combating climate change to discovering the origins of our universe -- and possess unique instruments and facilities, many of which are found nowhere else in the world. They address large scale, complex research and development challenges with a multidisciplinary approach that places an emphasis on translating basic science to innovation.


Click on one of the National Lab profiles below to view contact information and descriptions of core capabilities and unique features. 

Ames Laboratory 
Ames, Iowa

Argonne National Laboratory 
DuPage County, Illinois

Brookhaven National Laboratory 
Upton, New York

Idaho National Laboratory 
Idaho Falls, Idaho

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 
Berkeley, California

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory 
Livermore, California

Los Alamos National Laboratory 
Los Alamos, New Mexico

National Energy Technology Laboratory 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Morgantown, West Virginia; Oregon; Houston, Texas; Anchorage, Alaska

National Renewable Energy Laboratory 
Golden, Colorado

Oak Ridge National Laboratory 
Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory 
Richland, Washington

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory 
Princeton, New Jersey

Sandia National Laboratories 
Albuquerque, New Mexico; Livermore, California; Tonopah, Nevada; Amarillo, Texas

Savannah River National Laboratory 
Aiken, South Carolina

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory 
Menlo Park, California

Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab) 
Newport News, Virginia


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