European structural biology users of Diamond’s MX and SAXS beamlines (I02, I03, I04, I04-1, I24, I22 and B21, respectively) can request funding for travel, accommodation and subsistence through the EU 7th framework funded project Biostruct-X.
Full details of the process can be found on the Biostruct-X web pages, but in brief we encourage potential users of Diamond to following these guidelines:
- Apply for Biostruct-X funding as outlined here. Users must specify Diamond in their application. MX users who already have a Diamond BAG should use the same BAG consortium for the Biostruct-X proposal and vice versa.
- Retrospective proposals are allowed by the EU and hence we strongly recommend that you Register as a Diamond user and submit your beamtime proposal in parallel to the Biostruct-X process to Diamond. This can be done here. As part of the application form users should provide the Biostruct-X proposal number and project ID’s.
- Rapid access proposals for both MX and SAXS experiments can be submitted using the following template.
Please note that in addition to the usual acknowledgement of Diamond, the beamlines and staff, those that have received Biostruct-X support need to include the following statement in any resulting publications: "The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under BioStruct-X (grant agreement No. 283570)."
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.
The European CALIPSO project has now ended. European users who have been awarded beamtime at Diamond should contact the User Office to see if alternative funding for travel and subsistence are available.
European Users who received beamtime from Diamond which was supported by funding from CALIPSO during the CALIPSO first reporting period (PR1: 1st June 2012 - 30th November 2013 inclusive) should note:
In addition to the usual acknowledgement of Diamond, the beamlines and staff, those that have received CALIPSO support during the PR1 period need to include the following statement in any resulting publications: "The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under CALIPSO (grant agreement No. 312284)."
Unfortunately, it was not possible to support Users through CALIPSO during the second reporting period (PR2) of the project (1st December 2013 – 31st May 2015) as the funds available from the project had been exhausted during the PR1.