Office of Science National Laboratories

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The DOE Laboratory System

Together, the 17 DOE laboratories comprise a preeminent federal research system, providing the Nation with strategic scientific and technological capabilities. The laboratories:

  • Execute long-term government scientific and technological missions, often with complex security, safety, project management, or other operational challenges;

  • Develop unique, often multidisciplinary, scientific capabilities beyond the scope of academic and industrial institutions, to benefit the Nation’s researchers and national strategic priorities; and

  • Develop and sustain critical scientific and technical capabilities to which the government requires assured access.

  • The Office of Science is the steward of 10 of the 17 DOE laboratories; these 10 laboratories provide essential support to the missions of the SC science programs:

 

Each of the 17 DOE National Laboratories is stewarded by a program office in the Department.  The Office of Science stewards 10 of these, ranging from single-purpose laboratories like Fermilab to broad, multiprogram laboratories such as Argonne.
Each of the 17 DOE National Laboratories is stewarded by a program office in the Department. The Office of Science stewards 10 of these, ranging from single-purpose laboratories like Fermilab to broad, multiprogram laboratories such as Argonne.