Nuclear Science User Facilities 18 How the Nuclear Science User Facilities (NSUF) interacts with the United States nuclear industry and research community depends to a great extent on the infor- mation that’s available to them.As the scientific support specialist responsible for the Nuclear Energy Infrastructure Database (NEID), Jonathan Kirkham plays a critical role on the NSUF staff. The purpose of the NEID is to provide information on all capabilities and facilities related to nuclear energy, including institutions, facilities, and instrumentation.This gives members of the nuclear research community the means to search for capabilities on current or future projects. For the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy, it provides aid for infrastructure investment decisions. For the NSUF itself, it allows staff members to search for the best and most cost effective capabilities available.The NEID provides support for the Gap Analysis Report, Nuclear Energy Request for Information (RFI), and Nuclear Energy Infrastructure Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs). For Kirkham, the challenge is keeping the information complete and up to date, scouring reference sources for little known or overlooked resources (i.e., “Trying to find a lot of stuff that’s not published in anything.”).An Idaho Falls native who graduated from the University of Idaho with a bachelor’s in physics, Kirkham was working as a research assistant and consultant in Boise before joining the NSUF staff in October 2015. Making the jump from physics to materials science has meant learning about procedures and equipment. Making use of the environment at the Center for Advanced Energy Studies and its affiliation with four universi- ties, Kirkham is pursuing a master’s in nuclear engineering. In 2016, one of his projects was to update the NEID’s online presence. In accomplishing this, he has managed to give it: • A new look, feel, and navigation properties • Editing capabilities for institution officials and facility owners • New coordinate mapping through Google Maps • User profiles interconnected throughout all NSUF databases • User sign-up through the main NSUF webpage • The ability to save a list of facilities or instruments for quicker access The NEID webpage can be accessed through NSUF’s main webpage or at As of September 2016, NEID had data from 127 institutions, 465 facilities, and 963 instruments.The majority of insti- tutional data – 79.5 percent — came from universities (49), government (30) and industry (22) in the United States. The remainder came from corresponding international sources. Jonathan Kirkham Keeper of the Nuclear Energy Infrastructure Database (NEID)