Program planning is carried out by the Office of the CRO.  The objective is to coordinate the experimental physics program at the laboratory.

Program planning provides a link between ongoing and planned experiments and the Directorate, by:

  • Establishing priorities between accelerator studies and experiments and among experiments, in consultation with the Director, and resolving conflicting requests from experiments.
  • Acting as liaison between experimenters and laboratory staff regarding beam conditions during accelerator operation.
  • Advising experimenters on the proposal process.

Program planning also assists the Director in monitoring progress and planning for the future, by:

  • Organizing and chairing regular meetings with experimenters and laboratory groups.
  • Organizing experiment Operational Readiness Reviews.
  • Assisting in planning and organizing the Physics Advisory Committee Meetings.
  • Developing experiment schedules according to guidance from the Director.
  • Organizing other reviews, briefings and meetings to inform program-planning decisions, as needed.