Welcome to the DOE JGI! Prior to submitting samples for sequencing, all users must first complete and submit the signed User Agreement. If you have any questions, please contact your project manager or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Return Your Signed User Agreement
The Department of Energy has mandated that all work performed in its user facilities be covered by a legally binding User Agreement. This User Agreement indemnifies the DOE JGI against lost or damaged materials, and spells out intellectual property provisions, copyrights, etc. The “User” signing the DOE JGI User Agreement will be your institution. The User Agreement and corresponding Appendix must be signed and returned before work on your proposal may begin.
Once your proposal is approved, the DOE JGI project manager assigned to you will have the LBNL Contracts Officer (Karen Omoto) send you an umbrella User Agreement in pdf format along with an umbrella Appendix if these documents are not currently active with your institution (see sample User Agreement and sample DNA Synthesis Appendix or DNA Sequencing Appendix (as appropriate.) These documents must be signed by an authorized representative at your institution (for example, the Dean of the College or a legal counsel representative) and returned to the DOE JGI Contracts Officer prior to initiating work on your proposal. Once fully executed, the LBL Office of Sponsored Programs will notify you and your institution by email and work may then commence on all associated projects.
Note: User Agreements are not required by DOE for approved proposals for National Labs or Federal Agency employees.
Standard practices require completion of work on all approved proposals within 36 months from the proposal award notification date.
Please return the signed User Agreement and Appendix by e-mail, fax, or mail to:
Karen Omoto, Contracts Officer
Innovation and Partnerships Office (IPO)
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
1 Cyclotron Road, MS 90R1121
Berkeley, CA 94720-8153 USA
Note: If you should change institutions or if the PI on the proposal will change, please notify your Project Manager as soon as possible to avoid any disruption to progress on the proposal. If you change institutions, a new User Agreement will need to be issued to your new institution for signature.