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Distribution of INL Special Nuclear Energy Software

As part of our mission to ensure the nation's energy security, INL provides access to nuclear energy related software to organizations and individuals who use the software to advance this mission.  Access to INL's special nuclear codes are granted on a case by case basis, taking into account the nature of the use, export and security control restrictions, and other factors.

Questions?

Contact June Cook at:
(208) 526-1046

INL Special Nuclear Energy Codes Available for Licensing:

BisonGrizzlyMAMMOTH,
 PHISICS, Marmot, Rattlesnake
RELAP5-3DRELAP-7


Instructions for Requesting an Organizational License for a Code:>

 

Your institution must have an active license agreement with INL to access INL's codes.  Additionally, all users must be reviewed and approved prior to being granted access.  If your institution already has a license to the code and you simply want to add a user, skip to "Instructions for Requesting a User Approval for a Code".

1 Complete and Submit Form to Request a License for your Organization

To initiate your request, complete an Organizational Program Participation Data Sheet (PPDS) for each code requested. Access is granted based on the intended use of specific codes and the scientific impact of your project based on the intended use of specific codes and the scientific impact of your project based on descriptions provided in the form(s).  

  • Download the Organizational PPDS form.
  • Follow the instructions and complete all fields with requested level of detail.
  • Submit your completed form as instructed on the form.

Please note, this PPDS is ONLY for organizational approval. Individual users who want access to the code(s) must complete a New User Program Participation Data Sheet (see "Instructions for Requesting a User Approval for a Code" below).  To avoid delays on user approvals, we recommend submitting New User forms concurrently with the Organization forms.    

2 Wait for Internal Review

Once we have received a complete form, your request will go through an internal review process. This approval takes, on average, 6-8 weeks.  You can learn more about the review process by clicking here.

3  Execute a License Agreement

Once approved, your organization will be notified, and a partially executed license agreement will be sent to the designated signatory.  This licensing agreement must be signed and returned to the email indicated on the top of the form.  Once executed and returned, if applicable, an invoice for licensing fee(s) will be sent to your organization. If no licensing fee is applicable, your authorized users will be given access to the code. If a licensing fee(s) applies, access will be granted once the invoice is paid in full.


An example template license agreement can be provided upon request, by contacting our agreements specialist June Cook at (208) 526-1046.

Instructions for Requesting a User Approval for a Code:>

 

All Users must be reviewed and approved prior to accessing code.  You should submit a new user request(s) at the same time an institutional license is requested (unless an institutional license is already in place).

1 Complete and Submit Form to Request Access for New User(s)

To initiate your request, complete a New User Program Participation Data Sheet (PPDS) for each code requested. Access is granted based on the intended use of specific codes and potential scientific impact of your project based on descriptions provided in the form(s).   

  • Download the New User PPDS form.
  • Follow the instructions and complete all fields with requested level of detail.  
  • Have your organizations designated point of contact (POC) submit the new user PPDS
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    • U.S. citizen - provide CV/Resume
    • Non U.S. citizen - provide CV/Resume AND Passport Declaration Page

NOTE: Forms not submitted by the Organizational POC will be returned unprocessed.    

2  Wait for Internal Review

Once we receive a complete form, your request will go through an internal review process. This approval takes, on average, 6-8 weeks.  You can learn more about the review process by clicking here.

3  Obtain Access to the Codes

In order to access most of INL's special nuclear energy codes, approved users will need to create a High-Performance Computing (HPC) account. Instruction on how to create this account will be sent along with the approval or you can access those directions here.

Once you have logged in, contact a member of the code development team to be added to the access list of the repository (see SME list and links to team members). 

If access is denied, you will receive a formal letter mailed to the address on file.

In some cases, approved users will be provided with a digital copy and will not need to create an HPC account, depending on the code requested. 

Please note, all foreign nationals must have an INL security plan in place before they will be granted access to software codes. If you need a security plan, contact information for this will be provided with code approval.  Instructions can also be found here

Once the HPC account is active, log in at https://hpcgitlab.inl.gov.  See the Bison workshop material for details,  particularly the External Users portion of the Getting Started section.

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