In our eleventh year of operations (1st April 2017 to 31st March 2018), we received 1,515 proposals for experiments on our instruments via peer reviewed access routes, requesting a total of 19,507 shifts. After peer review 1,095 proposals were awarded beamtime. This resulted in 11,667 experimental shifts being awarded across 28 operational beamlines, one commissioning beamline and eight electron microscopes. We welcomed 5,668 onsite user visits from academia across all instruments, with an additional 3,656 remote user visits.
In the last 12 months Diamond started to review its reporting method on facility usage. A new reporting tool is currently being developed and allows us to report more precisely and more consistently. As a result, some of the reporting criteria in this review have evolved compared to previous years. Further efforts on reporting are being carried out and should continue in the next 12 months.