Responsible stewardship of our laboratory requires that we have a plan in place to achieve the greatest scientific impact with the people, assets, and funding entrusted to us. To achieve this impact, it is important that everyone at the Lab understands how their own work supports the Lab’s strategy. At this new website, you will find the planning documents that outline this strategy.
The core of our strategic planning effort is the Annual Lab Plan or ALP. Every year, Berkeley Lab and the other Office of Science labs submit their respective ALPs to the Department of Energy. Our Lab-wide plan is built on the Areas’ foundational strategic plans, along with those of the user facilities and Operations. Each June, senior leaders from all the Labs travel to Washington, D.C., to present their plans to Office of Science leadership and receive their feedback on how the Labs are supporting DOE’s long-term vision.
Included on this site are the Strategic Plans for most of our scientific research areas and user facilities. We’ve also provided frequently used contacts that will help you execute your work in accordance with the Lab’s processes and support teams.
Whether you do science or enable science, every one of us plays a critical role in our scientific mission. My hope is that you will use this site to connect your own activities to the long-term vision of the Lab and of the federal government so that everything we do is of the greatest possible value to the nation and to the world’s research community.