Different access routes are available to beamlines to ensure that the various needs of the users are met.
To provide regular access to individuals or groups. Two calls per year will be issued with deadlines of 1 April and 1 October each for a six month period, these are October-March and April-September respectively. This is likely to be the principal access route for physical science experiments. Applications should be made online.
Available to large groups or groups from different establishments who want to make more efficient use of the beamlines and to become familiar with beamline instrumentation. The scheduling of the beamtime is groups to allow greater flexibility in the choice of projects and samples.
Applications should be made online.
Available for groups to support areas of research that require sustained and guaranteed access to beamtime for their success. The proportion of beamtime allocated to this access route will be set at less than 25% of the total available for users. The principal criterion for the award of programme access to beamtime is the quality of science proposed. Programme access will normally be available only to suitable research programmes that have been funded as result of peer review by a funding agency.
Long term research projects are operating on MX, I05, I06, I08, I09, I10, I11, I12, I13-1, I13-2, I15, I16, I18, I22, B16, B18, I19, B21, B22, B23 and I07. Full details are available in the guidelines.
Programme access projects will last a maximum of two years. There will be two calls for proposals per year with deadlines of 1 April and 1 October.
Applications should be made online.
To provide quick access to the facilities. Users must contact the Principal Beamline Scientist prior to submitting a proposal as some facilities have a restricted amound of rapid access available. Currently this access route is available for the MX beamlines, I11, I13-1, I13-2, B16, B18, I18, I19, B21, B22, B23, M01 and M02. This process will involve the electronic review of applications by peer review panel and, if successful, beamtime will take place as soon as possible. Applications for B16, I18, B21, B22 and B23 should use the generic template. All templates are found here.
We wish to encourage science which exploits all of the facilities available on the Harwell Campus. Recognising that ISIS and Diamond are the two facilities with the largest overlapping user communities, we wish to make a simple access procedure which allows proposals to be reviewed once by a single review panel where both facilities are required for particular science. However similar principles apply if you wish to use the Central Laser Facility as well.
When you have submitted your proposal, you must send an email to Philip (email@example.com) and Trevor (firstname.lastname@example.org) to tell us that you have submitted a joint proposal. We will look after the rest of the process for you!
There is a fee for beamtime used and services provided. Projects and results are confidential and available only to the customer.
Depending on th your specific needs and requirements, the Industrial Liaison Office can offer a range of service levels:
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