Diamond is free for researchers who are prepared to publish in the public domain. Proprietary research is available through the Industrial Liaison Office.

Call Deadline Date
Call Details
Period for Beamtime
Call Status
           - Rapid Access for access to selected beamlines and eBIC Immediate Access Open

Requests for immediate access to a beamline can be made through a Rapid Access application.

  1. News
  2. Apply for Beamtime
  3. Prepare for Beamtime
  4. User Policies
  5. User Rules/Guidelines
News -
  • User Lanyards: The user office are struggling to maintain a supply of lanyards for your site badges. Please return your lanyard with your card at the end of your visit. We clean lanyards after every use and you will always be given one with your badge. If you are a frequent user but have recently been given a plain red lanyard, please come to the user office for a proper Diamond lanyard during run 2.
  • Submit Investigators on time: We are really trying to improve our service to our users - please help us help you by submitting your investigators in plenty of time. We are updating our deadline structure and introducing a warning if you are late - please do take note and try to submit your investigators so that we have 5 working days to make your bookings.
  • Accessing data after your beamtime: Diamond store all data either on spinning disc at Diamond or, after 40 days on a tape drive called Topcat. It is faster and simpler to get your data from spinning disc so please try first to download your data from Diamond - if it is not there then try Topcat. Please note, data will not be on Topcat earlier than 40 days after your time at Diamond. Guidance for retrieving data can be found here
  • New arrangements for subsistence and meals on site are now in place. As well as evening and weekend catering returning to the R22 restaurant, your user card will now only allow you to spend £16 per day. This is the same spending allowance as we always provided but you will only be able to access the money in daily portions. Please do think about this before you use your card to purchase for others in your team! Click here for further information about the catering options.
  • ORCID IDs are now requested in UAS. Your ORCID identifier is a persistent digital identifier that supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities. Diamond requires all PIs on new beamtime proposals to have an ORCID identifier before a proposal can be submitted. Please add your ORCID iD to UAS by logging in, and clicking 'Update Registration Details' on the top right of the screen. The left hand menu now contains an item 'ORCID iD' where you can connect to ORCID to get your unique identifier. Click here for further information.
     
  • Rapid Access applications for E01, E02, MX, I05, I06, I08, I11, I13-1, I13-2, B16, B18, I18, I19, B21, B22 and B23 can now be submitted online through the User Administration System. 
  • Quarterly Call proposals for eBIC can be submitted at any time. Applications for the eBIC cannot yet be accepted online.
  • Information regarding ptychography experiments:  Diamond has a ptychography licence covering users’ X-ray experiments.  For further information, X-ray users can click here and users of Diamond's ePSIC facility can click here.

 

Apply for Beamtime - +


The application procedures described here are for proposals going through peer review. To find out about how to access via the proprietary route, please visit the industrial users page. 

Diamond will offer a range of different modes of beamtime allocation to ensure the various needs of Users can be met.

Please consult the guidelines prior to submitting a proposal.

  • Standard - To provide regular access to individuals or groups.
  • Programme - To provide access for a period of up to two years.
  • Rapid - To provide quick access to the beamlines.
  • Commissioning - To provide access to new beamlines.

Multifacility Access to the Harwell Campus is also available to provide access to Diamond and ISIS.

Applications for Standard Access and Programme Access must be submitted online via the User Administration System (UAS).

 

Prepare for Beamtime - +


In order to ensure that your beamtime goes as smoothly as possible, the list below shows what actions must be completed to ensure that your beamtime runs smoothly:

Register

Previsits

Request accommodation

Submit ERA and lab request

Watch safety video and take safety test

 

User Policies - +


Diamond users are required to comply with a number of Diamond policies. These policies are outlined in our webpages and we are in the process of collating these policies so that they are included here for our users' ease of reference.

Please keep in mind that this section will be added to over the coming months.

Experimental Data Management Policy

Privacy Policy

Publications and Open Access Policy

Safety, Health and Environmental Policy

Social Media Policy

 

User Rules/Guidelines - +

Diamond users are required to comply with a number of Diamond policies. These user rules/guidlines are outlined in our webpages and we are in the process of collating these user rules/guidelines so that they are included here for our users' ease of reference.

Please keep in mind that this section will be added to over the coming months.

Social Media Guidelines


Publication Guidelines


Safety, Health and Environment Guidelines

Contact the User Office

The User Office provides administrative support for users.

Office Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm
Location: Room G61, Diamond House
Telephone: +44 (0) 1235 778571
Fax: +44 (0) 1235 778719
E-mail: useroffice@diamond.ac.uk

Contact for industrial users:
Elizabeth Shotton

ORCID