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.
All proposals submitted to Diamond in the biannual call for proposals will be reviewed in a two-step process.
Technical Feasibility: The proposal is assessed by the relevant Principal Beamline Scientist or Senior Microscope Scientist to determine whether the proposed science can be carried out on the requested instrument.
Scientific Merit: An external peer review panel meet to assess and rank the proposals by scientific merit. The peer review panels make their recommendations to the Directors who approve the final decision.
Where the proposal is for Rapid Access the relevant Principal Beamline Scientist or Senior Microscope Scientist will review the scientific merit. For all commissioning calls or calls for friendly users, the relevant Diamond Director, instrument scientist and an external advisor review the proposals.
The main peer review panel meetings are usually in the fourth week of May and the third week of November.
The current membership of the peer review panels is given below. The panel chair person is indicated with bold text.
Panel 1 reviews MX, VMXi, I23 and I24 proposals. Panel members are:
Panel 2 reviews proposals for B21, I22, DL-SAXS and B23. Panel members are:
Panel 3 reviews proposals for I06, I10, I16 and I21. Panel members are:
Panel 4e Electronic Structure reviews proposals for I05, 2/3 I09 (HAXPES, ARPES). Panel members are:
Panel 4s Surface Structure reviews proposals for I07, 1/3 I09 (XSW, PhD), B07. Panel members are:
Panel 5 reviews proposals for B18 and I20-Scanning. Panel members are:
Panel 6 reviews proposals for I08, I14, I13-1, I18 and B22. Panel members are:
Panel 7 reviews proposals for I15 and I19. Panel members are:
Panel 8 reviews proposals for I11 and I15-1. Panel members are:
Panel 9 reviews proposals for I12, I13-2 and DIAD Panel members are:
Panel 10 reviews proposals for E01 and E02, as well as the Diamond Oxford collaboration on E02, E03. Panel members are:
Panel 11 reviews proposals for XChem. Panel members are:
Panel 12 reviews proposals for B24, eBIC and Aquilos. Panel members are:
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