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.
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User Office: (08.30 - 16.30) - FedID & Passwords Only
Ext. 8571 / 01235 778571
IT support queries:
Urgent queries: Ext. 8271
Use DataGateway to get your archived data.
Due to the large volumes of data collected at Diamond each day, data are only guaranteed to be stored on disk for 40 days after your experiment. Older data are archived to tape.
Data older than 40 days cannot be accessed directly from the data directories on the beamline. Instead data should be retrieved from the Diamond archive via DataGateway. Login to DataGateway or for more help, go here
Once a request to retrieve your files has been sent to the DataGateway, it will read through the archive and gather the files you need into a holding area until you are able to download them to your own system(s).
We aim to keep your data in the holding area for up to one month, please ensure that you download your requested data promptly when notified that it is ready. Files may be removed from the holding area without warning to create space for other users.
When requesting large volumes of data (>5TB or 100,000 files) please download your data before submitting subsequent requests.
Your data will still be on the Diamond file system.
Large datasets (>20GB): Use Globus
This is the fastest and most reliable way to transfer large datasets to your institution's network or to your own computer.
Small datasets (<20GB):
File Transfer Protocol (FTP): Transfer smaller datasets to your own computer.
Secure FTP (SFTP): If your institution firewall blocks FTP.
rsync: Good for Unix-like systems like Linux - only recommended for experienced rsync users.
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