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Making a Request for Testing


The 2014 Summer Call for proposals is closed.
Notifications will be sent out in September 2014.

The 2015 Winter call for proposals will open in by October 15, 2014 and will close on January 15, 2015.

The database is currently open for FAST-Track Proposals.
These should be limited in scope and have strong justification for expedited processing.

Instructions to Make a Request for Testing:
  1. Download appropriate application,
  2. Fill out,
  3. Save for your records, and
  4. Email a copy to Energystorage@sandia.gov

Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Electricity (OE) Supported Proposals

Technologies considered for DOE funded third party analysis must provide justification of promising applications to stationay storage applications and a case for why OE support is appropriate for the proposed work. Note that any results obatined during OE supported project may be published in a public report. While this work falls under nonproprietary research, protections of proprietary information is available through non-disclosure aggrements (NDAs). You are invited to submit for considerations. There are two methods by which you may apply.
Fast-track
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Fast-track
Proposal application will be posted by October 15, 2014

DOE FAST-Track Proposals
You must have a strong justification for testing the technology, and why a short testing cycle will yield valuable results to you and the community. if there is not sufficient justification, or there is no current availability, your proposal will automatically be submitted for consideration in the regular proposal cycle.

For fast trask proposal you may submit a request at any time for immediate consideration. Responses to proposals in fast-track will be recieved within five business days. The time required for final determination will vary.
DOE Standard Proposal
Applications are evaluation on a bi-annual basis, and as many qualifying proposals are selected as our resources will permit. Selection is based on how promising the technology is for addressing stationary storage needs, as well as the technical limitation on our equipment to the proposed devices.


Work for Others (WFO) Customer Funded Proposals

Fast-track
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WFO Customer Funded Proposals
If you intend to fund the work carried out with Sandia, please complete and submit the abridged applicabtion form. By providing some preliminary information on what you would like to do it can facilitate discussions and allow us to better determine the expected cost of your activities. This work falls under proprietary research. Please read details below on Sandia's proprietary research.
Note:
If your request is only for an exploratory conference call, consulting services or development of a nondisclosure agreement please complete the appropriate proposal for the expected testing you would like to eventually consider. Even if you are submitting under the regular application, discussions can be initiated off schedule from the proposal cycle. Completing the application is an effective way to initiate discussions, however you are also welcome to contact us directly to discuss your needs and options at any time.

Proprietary Research

  • Access to and use of the SNL/NM Battery Testing facilities is granted in an impartial manner; a peer-reviewed proposal system may or may not be used.
  • Users may access the SNL/NM Battery Testing User Facility for a planned site visit with limited support for collaborative work from SNL/NM personnel and/or researchers.
  • SNL/NM Battery Testing Facility staff members and administrators provide sufficient information to ensure that each planned experiment can be performed safely.
  • SNL/NM Battery Testing staff members, administrators, and personnel provide and follow appropriate safety training and oversight.
  • SNL/NM Battery Testing Facility Users are charged for "machine time" or "lab time" and other documented specified support services from SNL/NM personnel on a full cost recovery basis.
  • SNL/NM Battery Testing Facility Users may keep their research results private.
  • SNL/NM Battery Testing Facility Users may retain title to their inventions; Government rights are extremely limited.
  • If the experiment is proprietary and collaborative with SNL/NM researchers, a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) (or Work-For-Others (WFO)) would be appropriate instead of the User Agreement.

Nonproprietary Research

  • Access to and use of the SNL/NM Battery Testing facilities is impartial and based on a peer-reviewed proposal process.
  • Users may access the SNL/NM Battery Testing User Facility for a planned site visit with limited support for collaborative work from SNL/NM personnel and/or researchers.
  • SNL/NM Battery Testing Facility staff members and administrators provide sufficient information to ensure that each planned experiment can be performed safely.
  • SNL/NM Battery Testing staff members, administrators, and personnel provide and follow appropriate safety training and oversight.
  • SNL/NM Batter Testing Facility Users are charged for "machine time" or "lab time" for potential agreed upon collaborative effort of SNL/NM researchers; users may be charged for ancillary materials, supplies, and other related services obtained from the Battery Testing User Facility.
  • SNL/NM Battery Testing Facility Users must intend to publish their research results in the open scientific literature. Research results are available to the public.
  • SNL/NM Battery Testing Facility Users may retain title to their researchers' inventions, and SNL/NM retains title to its researchers' inventions; the Government retains a royalty-free license and some oversight of utilization efforts.
  • The experiment is not directed towards producing a specific commercial end result (e.g., marketable product).

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