ALCF Account Request - Requirements

ALCF Accounts

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Requesting an ALCF Account

In order to make the account request process a little easier, here is a list of the information you'll need to provide.

  • Your contact information, including mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address
  • Your project information. You will need to have (or be a part of) an active ALCF project before you can proceed. If you do not belong to an ALCF project with an active allocation however, please skip the account request and proceed to the section at the bottom of the page titled "Requesting a Project"
  • Your sponsor's full name and e-mail address -- your project's PI (Principal Investigator) will serve as your sponsor (if you are the PI, your primary ALCF contact should be your sponsor)
  • A security question and answer: A security question and answer may be used by our Help Desk to verify your identity when you contact us about account issues. Choose a question that it is memorable, but not easy to guess. The question should be phrased so that we can read it back to you for your answer.

If you are not a U.S. citizen, ANL policies require that we collect additional information from you:

  • Your city of birth and country (or countries) of citizenship
  • Your complete collegiate educational background including year(s) of graduation
  • The type of organization where you're currently employed or studying (e.g., university, government contractor, etc.), and your research field
  • Your passport information
  • Your Legal Permanent Resident information (if applicable)
  • Your visa information (if applicable).

If you don't provide complete information, or if your INS documentation has expired, there may be significant delays in processing your account request.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at

Requesting a Project

If you do not have an ALCF project, the project's PI (Principal Investigator) should complete a new project request:

Request a New Project

For more information about ALCF allocations, please see the Director's Discretionary Program page.

The Allocation Committee will contact the requester with its decision. If your project is approved, at that point, please request a new account.