After every session at Diamond you will be prompted to complete an End of Experiment Feedback Form in UAS. This form is your opportunity to detail any shifts that were lost or gained during the session and to provide feedback about all aspects of your time at Diamond.
This feedback is reviewed regularly and every comment is taken seriously. Feedback has no influence on the subsequent allocation of access to Diamond since comments are never made public unless they have been anonymised.
All proposals require a report once the session scheduled in that proposal are complete. This should be carried out through UAS, where an appropriate template can be downloaded.
In all cases this report should include any changes in methodology that were required and hightlight key results as well as indicate the status of the project(s) in light of these results. For BAG and Long Term Proposals, at each quarter an interim report is required to provide the Peer Review Panel with information on which to make their on-going award to the group.
Experiment Reports are made available to the Peer Review Panel when they are considering further proposals from the same Principal Investigator and failure to submit a report can be considered detrimental for future instrument access.
Users publishing work containing synchrotron data from Diamond Light Source should ensure they acknowledge Diamond in all publications (including conference proceedings) arising from work carried out wholly or partially at Diamond. In addition, please consider authorship or individual acknowledgements for Diamond employees as appropriate.
The following acknowledgement statement must be included in all published reports:
“This work was carried out with the support of the Diamond Light Source, instrument XXX (proposal XX12345)”
- Diamond employees named on as co-investigators on proposals for beamtime at Diamond should be included amongst the list of authors.
- The inclusion of the local contact in the list of authors has to be decided on a case-by-case basis. The decision to include a local contact in the list of authors signifies that the person provided more than routine technical support. If the success of the experiment rested upon creativity, ingenuity or persistence of the local contact, possibly late into the evening/night, then inclusion on the list of authors would be fair recognition. Another indicator would be if the local contact provided substantial help with data analysis and interpretation.
- If the contribution of a member of Diamond staff does not justify inclusion in the list of authors, then a note indicating the support received from Diamond should appear in the acknowledgement of the publication resulting from an experiment at Diamond.
The Diamond Communications team is keen to hear from you. If you plan to publish materials arising from your use of Diamond beyond a scientific journal (i.e. general media or press releases) please contact the Communications Team who can review the material and ensure it is ready for publication and also can help publicise your research on a wider scale.