European users of Diamond are facilitated by two EU framework 7 programmes that support transnational access to European synchrotron facilities.
Biostruct-X is supporting access for structural biologists exploiting Macromolecular Crystallography (MX) and Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS) as well as the emerging technique of x-ray microscopy.
Biostruct-X for further information on life science experiments on Diamond's MX beamlines and for life sciences work on Beamline I22.
Calipso consortium, for which Diamond is also a partner, is facilitating transnational access to all other beamlines lying outside the remit of Biostruct-X.
Support for experiments of transnational EU users coming to Diamond was provided through FP6 and FP7 I3 projects funded by the European Commission.
An I3 project proposal (CALIPSO) has been submitted in November 2011 to the European Commission and its negotiation is expected to start soon.
The CALIPSO (Coordinated Access to Lightsources to Promote Standards and Optimization) initiative will provide a single entry point (www.wayforlight.eu) for European users as well as support for EU funded experiments to 14 European synchrotrons.
The CALIPSO Transnational Access Program, like the previous I3 ELISA, will offer travel and subsistence support to users considering mainly scientific merit.
The program has started on June 1st, 2012 and will last until May 31st, 2015.
Please note that those that have received support through ELiSA need to include the following statement in any publications resulting from their research: “The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement nº 226716”.
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