About UChicago Argonne, LLC
UChicago Argonne, LLC Board of Governors for Argonne National Laboratory
The Board of Governors for Argonne National Laboratory is appointed by the UChicago Argonne, LLC, the organization selected by the U. S. Department of Energy to manage and operate Argonne. UChicago Argonne, LLC provides oversight to the Laboratory through its Board of Governors. In many respects, the Board of Governors for Argonne functions much like a corporate board of a private entity of similar size and complexity. The Board of Governors' role is to provide guidance, oversight, direction, and advice to Laboratory management with respect to scientific and technical issues, long-range objectives, budget and facility plans, cooperative research and development, outreach, and technology transfer, as well as personnel and staffing matters, and the relationship with the U. S. Department of Energy under the prime contract. The Board of Governors’ primary responsibilities include:
- Create and maintain at the Laboratory an intellectual environment conducive to the stimulation of imaginative research and development work for carrying out DOE’s mission.
- Develop long-range objectives for the Laboratory, ensuring infrastructure, staffing and budget are appropriately established.
- Provide technically competent, productive and efficient scientific, engineering, professional, managerial and support personnel capable of performing outstanding, high quality work.
- Formulate, review and approve Laboratory policies, programs and facilities, ensuring that a wide range of advice has been obtained from other universities and industry.
- Establish policies and objectives for cooperative research and educational programs between the scientific and technological community and the Laboratory, encouraging the training of students, teachers and other research personnel and securing vigorous participation in the Laboratory’s programs by staff from other research institutions and industrial organizations, as appropriate, in a substantial and mutually beneficial manner.
- Ensure that the Laboratory operates its facilities and carry on its programs in a manner consistent with the principles of Integrated Safety Management, assuring the safety, operability and functional adequacy of all Laboratory facilities and systems and the health and safety of its employees and the general public.
Membership on the Board of Governors is limited to two consecutive three-year terms. Ex officio members of the Board of Governors shall not be subject to any term limits. Approximately one-third of the terms of members of the Board of Governors expire each year.