National Labs Management

We oversee the management contracts for Argonne and Fermilab on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy.

The Office of the Vice President for Research and for National Laboratories is responsible for stewardship and oversight of the University of Chicago’s contracts with the U.S. Department of Energy to manage Argonne National Laboratory through UChicago Argonne, LLC and co-manage Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory through Fermi Research Alliance, LLC.

With more than 65 years’ experience managing national laboratories, UChicago helps ensure the nation’s security and prosperity through transformative science and technology. The University of Chicago has contributed its expertise as the prime contractor for Argonne National Laboratory since the lab’s founding in 1946 and as co-contractor with the Universities Research Association for Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory since 2007.