About the NCEM User Association (NCEM-UA)
The purpose of the NCEM-UA is to provide an organized framework for the interaction between those who use the NCEM at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) for their research and the NCEM management, as well as to provide a channel for user communication with other organizations, such as the National User Facility Organization (NUFO), and, on suitable occasions, with federal agencies. The NCEM UA will be in a position to make known to the NCEM management the needs and desires of NCEM users regarding operating policy, use of the NCEM, user support, and other relevant issues of concern to those engaged in research at this facility.
Membership is open to all those who have submitted a successful research proposal to NCEM, and is to include anyone named as a collaborator on a proposal. To maintain an active membership in the NCEM-UA, an active NCEM research project or service on the NCEM Users' Executive Committee is required.
About the NCEM User Executive Committee (NCEM-UEC)
The NCEM-UEC was established in January 2008 to represent the interests of the NCEM-UA. The responsibilities of the committee are to:
á Provide a clear channel for the exchange of information and advice between the NCEM-UA and management.
á Provide a formal vehicle for NCEM-UA to transmit concerns and recommendations to the NCEM director.
á Design and oversee the NCEM-UA Annual User Meetings.
á Provide advice and recommendations to the Director on how to facilitate the effective use of the NCEM-UA.
á Nominate (and solicit nominations for) active users for future membership to the UEC.
The current UEC members are: