User Group Meetings and Discussions

DEI Discussion

Monday, June 6
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
UMC West Ballroom 208

Panel Discussion: Barriers to Access for Neutron Science
Facility science has traditionally been done by those who are able and willing to travel, presenting challenges for many potential users. The COVID-19 pandemic has shed new light on the possibilities for conducting experiments remotely. This panel discussion will focus on the challenges and opportunities of remote experiments and making access to neutron beam time more equitable and inclusive.

NUG Meeting

Tuesday, June 7
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
UMC West Ballroom 208

The NCNR User Group (NUG) and NCNR staff members will provide updates regarding the status of the NBS reactor, new instruments and initiatives at the NCNR, as well as a summary of recent NUG activities.

Breakout Session: How Do We Improve the UX of ORNL Neutron Data Systems?

Tuesday, June 7
3:45 pm – 4:45 pm
UMC West Ballroom 208

Users of ORNL neutron sources spend significant time interacting with data. These interactions span the full workflow from proposal submission, experiment planning, data reduction and extend beyond this into analysis and publication. Together, these comprise the wholistic User Experience (UX) of ORNL neutron data systems.
Many of the systems used today evolved organically and independently of each other. Consequently, there are a broad distribution of approaches, software architectures and philosophies within ORNL neutron sciences (sometimes even within a single beamline). We believe there is significant scope to improve this experience, maximizing accessibility, usability and efficiency of the data cycle.

Join us for this interactive breakout session to share your experiences, concerns, ideas and inspiration for improving the user experience of ORNL neutron data systems! As we want the discussions to focus on your interests, please vote for your favorite topics (or suggest your own!) before the session.

SNS-HFIR User Group Town Hall

Wednesday, June 8
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
UMC West Ballroom 208

Members of the SHUG Executive Committee (SHUG-EC) and Neutron Scattering Division in ORNL will join the user community to discuss recent and upcoming activities. SHUG-EC will present a proposal of the bylaw change related with the SHUG membership as well as the report of other activities. There will be a facility presentation from ORNL related with the facility upgrade and outage. It also includes an open discussion session to answer questions from the community members. 


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