Last year we changed our online systems from using accounts like CLRC\abc12345 (Federal IDs) to the more standard and easier to remember email address style login. Our new sign in procedures use the same identity as our online proposal application system. You can even manage your own password, one that you can remember! This year we made it so access to RAL site WiFi is now covered by the same easy access arrangements.
This has all been very successful and means that the user office no longer routinely issue Federal IDs to users. Some users however may still need a Federal ID to access certain data analysis machines. In these cases the user office will still accept requests for Federal IDs. Please talk to your local contact if you think you may need a Federal ID and, if appropriate, will contact the user office to arrange this for you.