Users from European organisations continue to be welcome to submit proposals to Diamond. The same funding policy and procedure for expenses remains in place for any visit to Diamond as was in place before Brexit.
Long Term Proposals (LTPs) are a mode of access whereby a PI can plan a series of experiments to take place over four six-month allocation periods. LTPs are useful where a series of experiments, potentially on different instruments, will be required in order to either answer a scientific problem or support the development of new instrumentation, a new technique or new community. The proposal must state the long term benefits expected from the successful implementation of the LTP that would be hard to consider in a series of individual standard proposals.
Users are requested to discuss any planned LTP in detail with the respective Diamond scientists before submission.
Within the proposal it must be clear how the experiments on the requested instruments form a single piece of work spanning the two year period, including an outline plan of the experiments or developments proposed over the period. In addition, only instruments accepting Long Term Proposals at the start of the proposal can be included. The award of an LTP is based on the scientific merit of the proposed science.
All Long Term proposals should be submitted on line in UAS.
Each LTP has a Principal Investigator (PI). The PI is responsible for:
An LTP can have any number of Alternate Contacts (ACs) who have permissions in UAS to carry out all the administrative tasks of a PI. They are included on all communication sent by UAS to the LTP along with the PI.
The role of AC is reserved to experienced academic representatives from a collaborating institution or to a scientist/post-doc who has a delegated role to administer the LTP. An LTP can have a number of Alternate Contacts (ACs) who have permissions in UAS to carry out all the administrative tasks on behalf of a PI. They are included in all communication sent by the UAS to the LTP along with the PI.
Everyone who is on the proposal but is not the PI or an AC will be registered as a Co-Investigator (Co-I).
As we are still working off the issues around LTP progression we provide the LTP submission guidance here.
Please consult this document and align the stages of the LTP with your LTP progress in UAS - this will show you what to submit for AP33.
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