Diamond routinely accepts proposals during a twice yearly call for proposals - we 'call' the community to submit proposals for research to be carried out at Diamond. There are two deadlines to be aware of:
In addition, when an instrument is just entering the user programme, or just starting a new technique, we may issue a call for commissioning proposals for that specific instrument.
As well as Diamond access through a call for proposals, some instruments at Diamond also accept proposals at any time for Rapid Access. We are active members of iNEXT and CALIPSOplus for EU Users (see guidance on what acknowledgements needs to be included in publications here). We have additional advice for members of the EU Structural Biology community here.
All the above routes of access to Diamond will be peer reviewed and accepted on their scientific merit. If access is awarded, it is expected that the results will be published. If you do not wish to publish your results, please approach our Industrial Liaison Office who offer a wide range of services to meet your research needs.
The Principal Investigator (PI) for a proposal must provide and ORCID ID in their registration details, and must have the status of Research Fellow or Academic Staff in UAS. Additionally all Diamond scientists including PDRAs and Support Scientists can apply as PI's providing they have the agreement of their PBS.
Following the failure of a cryostat compressor to the Wiggler in May, and the subsequent second failure of a different compressor in September, the Wiggler will be down until at least November.
Due to the number of cancelled proposals and the need to reschedule there will be a reduced number of shifts available for AP27 and to avoid users submitting proposals until we are confident with the repairs we have decided to delay the call for proposals for I15 and I15-1 until early Dec (date to be decided). (Any proposal submitted now will be held until the special panel meeting which is likely to be at the end of Jan.)
Please contact Christine Beavers (PBS) or any of the staff if you have questions or wish to have your email put on a list for updates.
Please see the table below for the current offering at Diamond. Please visit this page to find out more about the science capabilities of each instrument.
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