Coming to CERN

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Here is some gathered information that should make it easier for those people who travel to CERN for the first time. Feel free to add & edit!

Documents to bring

NB! Your Teamleader has to sign the contract, the buget code has to be filled. Internal Address (Bergen office): Building 587, Ground Floor, R-031

Where to stay


  • CERN hostel. Hint: If it is full, you can still get rooms here on a day-to-day basis. You have to show up at the reception each day when it opens (7.30), and then you usually get an extension of your stay. If you don't have a bed for the night, you can ask the guard later in the evening (after 22/23:00). He gets a list and keys of the empty hostel rooms. These you can usually also get extended.

St.Genis (Lies between CERN and ALICE)

Between CERN and Geneve

How to get to CERN

At the airport, just before you leave the luggage claim area, there are special machines where you can get a free public transport ticket.

Outside of the airport, take Bus 28, Direction: Meyrin-Village. Change to bus 56 Bus, Direction: CERN after a few bus stops.

What to do first at CERN

  • Go to the Users office, map, to get your contract fixed, afterwards you get your key card from the registration office, map.
  • To rent a bicycle, go to Service Point map

ALICE secretariat

Go here, map, for

  • key to the Bergen Office (if you want this)
  • CERN drivings license, if you want to use the Bergen car. Bring your drivings license, as they need to scan it in. To get the license, you need security course, level 1+2, see below. When the secretariat have made the request, you will receive an email that you should sign the request. This you do at, and for this you need a password, as described below.
  • CERN account.

For other tips, check out User's office home page.

To do shifts

  • You need a security course, this you can do at
  • Request access for the control room at --> Access Request. NB: Remember to press Send when you are done adding requests. For this you need a special EDH-password, you can get this from AIS-support (Call 78888 when at CERN).

The rooms to request are: ALI-ACR and ALI-COF. Set start-date for todays date, but don't set anything for the end-date.

ALICE shiftwork

Dominik 12:44, 5 September 2009 (UTC)