Diamond holds an XAFS course for beginners each year. This is not it. In discussions with some of our users it is clear that sometimes they have issues analysing data from the spectroscopy village beamlines that can’t be sorted during the workshop or are to do with data not covered by it, it PYMCA data or data from I08 in Mantis etc.
Hence as a trial we will hold two one day workshops where we will invite 20 people each day to bring their data analysis issues to Diamond and a team of Spectroscopy Village scientists will be on hand to try to help work through the issues. We will have a User:SV scientist ratio of 1:4 so each user should get a good fraction of time.
The idea is that there will be a staggered arrival between 09:00 and 10:30 so each person gets about 30 minutes help at the start and then more through the day as the need arises. If we find common issues between people there will be the opportunity for small tutorials to occur.
We hope that this concentrated burst of effort and access to experienced practitioners will help overcome some of the hurdles our Users face occasionally during analysis.