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The call for Proposals ended on November 10th 2020. The proposal administrator wont be accepting any more proposals.

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Authority: The collection of this information is authorized under Public Law 107-347 E-Government Act of 2002 (FISMA included), Public Law 200-253 Computer Security Action of 1987, OMB Circular No. A-130, Appendix III, Security of Automated Information Resources Department of Commerce IT Security Program Policy, Department of Commerce Administrative Orders, NIST Administrative Manual Chapter 11.02, NIST IT Security Management Handbook, and Privacy Act 1974

Purpose: The National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) Center for Neutron Research (NCNR) is a National User Facility for neutron scattering research. Its primary function is scientific research and development of methods for measuring physical and chemical properties of matter, in collaboration with external users of the facility. Information is collected in support of soliciting and reviewing proposals for scientific experiments at NCNR, allocating instrument time, managing the resulting site visits and resulting scientific data and publications.

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