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. Under norma circumstances there are two deadlines to be aware of:
April 2020: Please note that under the COVID-19 conditions we are currently under the dates for submission may be postponed, please see here for more information.
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.
Diamond encourages science which exploits all of the facilities available on the Harwell Campus. Recognising that ISIS and Diamond are the two facilities with the largest overlapping user communities, we wish to make a simple access procedure which allows proposals to be reviewed once by a single review panel where both facilities are required for particular science.
Proposals which require access to Diamond and ISIS should be sent to the facility and review panel which has the most appropriate expertise to judge the quality of the proposal. For further information see the 'Instruments' tab found on this page.
PI ORCID information
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.
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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