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 April and 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 grouped to allow greater flexibility in the choice of projects and samples.
BAGs are operating on MX and BioSAXS (B21) through a combined proposal. Other beamlines also offering BAG access are: I05, I07, I08, I09, I10, I11, I12, I13-1, I13-2, I15-1, I16, B16, I18, B18, I19, B21, I22, B22, I23, I24 and B24 beamlines. For further information please refer to the guidelines for life science and physical science.
Applications should be made online.
BAG (Block Allocation Group) access is the most common route to beamtime on MX beamlines.
BAGs consist of groups of users who apply jointly for beamtime spread over a period of two years at a time.
BAGs usually consist of a number of researchers from the same research institute or of researchers from smaller institutes in the same region of the UK.
If you wish to join a BAG or form a new BAG please contact the Diamond Life Science Coordinator.
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 I05, I06, I07, I08, I09, I10, I11, I12, I13-1, I13-2, I14, I15, I15-1, I16, B16, I18, B18, I19, I20-Scanning, I20-EDE and I22. 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.
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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 E01, E02, MX, I05, I06, I08, I11, I13-1, I13-2, B16, B18, I18, I19, B21, B22, B23. To submit an application on the UAS, go to the UAS homepage, create a new proposal and select Rapid Access route. Applications for these beamlines should be submitted online through the User Administration System.
To submit a Rapid Access for time on the Electron Microscope, applications should be submitted by email to email@example.com using the following template. This process will involve the electronic review of applications by peer review panel and, if successful, beamtime will take place as soon as possible.
There is a fee for beamtime used and services provided. Projects and results are confidential and available only to the customer.
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