The CNMS user program provides access to equipment and technical expertise for nanoscale research that defines state of the art. The program is open to users from academia, the private sector, and research institutes worldwide. Users join a vibrant research community that brings together ORNL research staff, technical support staff, students, postdoctoral fellows, and collaborating guest scientists. The program accommodates both short-term and long-term collaborative research partners. Access is obtained through a brief peer-reviewed proposal with no charge for users who intend to publish their results. Access is available on a cost-recovery basis for research that is not intended for publication. Prospective users are encouraged to consult with CNMS staff members to learn more about the Center’s science and capabilities.