Our full service mode includes experimental design, data collection and data analysis. Essentially, you send us the sample(s), our highly qualified and experienced staff collect the data, perform the appropriate analysis (in discussion with you) and then send you a clear and accessible report explaining the results. We'll always agree the amount of work you want us to do in advance so everyone knows what to expect.
There's no need for you to fully understand how a synchrotron works, or even the finer details of the technique, we'll take care of that. If you would like to come to Diamond and see the experiment take place, you would be very welcome. If you'd prefer to wait for the report, that's great too.
Perhaps you are performing routine measurements, or measurements you haven't run before. Perhaps you simply need an experienced pair of hands. Maybe you simply don't have time yourself. If any of these sound familiar, our data collection service may be able to help you.
With this service, you send us the sample(s) and our highly qualified and experienced staff can collect the data for you, exactly as you would do the measurements yourself. We then send you the data in an appropriate format along with a clear and accessible report giving all of the experimental details, allowing you to analyse it fully.
Of course we recognise that you may be very experienced or have challenging or delicate experiments that you simply would rather perform yourself or with your own team. You are of course very welcome to come to Diamond and perform the experiments yourself. In this case, our beamtime only service would be the most suitable choice.
Here, one of our highly qualified and experienced team will help you to get started with your experiment and will be available for technical support during your experiment. There are a wide variety of techniques available and with lots of options for dynamic and in situ experiments, the limit is really your imagination!
If you are conducting proprietary research or you want to guarantee time at the facility you should access Diamond through our Proprietary Access mode. However, if you are intending to publish your results and you are planning to perform the experiments yourselves, you could also consider applying through our Peer Review Competition. Of course, it's a competition with all other applicants (including academia) based purely on scientific merit so there's no guarantee of time, but if you are successful, it's free at the point of access. This may also be worth considering and the Industrial Liaison Team can help you with all aspects of the application process and even potential collaborations.
We know that you need flexible access to the facilities at Diamond and we are working to enable remote access to many of the techniques at Diamond. Please contact us for the latest technique availability information.
Remote access allows you to send us the samples and then collect the data from home. One of our experienced team will be responsible for your samples at Diamond and then you can connect your computer to Diamond's network and control the instrument remotely. It's exactly like being here, but without the need for travel and allows a greater number of people to participate in the experiments. You could even share your beamtime with colleagues elsewhere in the world making efficient use of the time difference - their daytime might be your night-time.
Imagine the progress you make with your projects if you could get your biologists, chemists, theorists and engineers all participating in an experiment, even for a short period of time. Remote access is here to help.
Perhaps your project is exploratory or you're branching out into a new area and looking for some additional input. Why not consider collaborating with Diamond?
Some of our industrial partners collaborate directly with Diamond and Diamond staff through studentships, post-doctoral research associates and longer term projects and grants. Some choose to collaborate with us on smaller projects, such as a proposal for peer review beamtime, perhaps with the goal of familiarising themselves with a technique or performing a proof of concept experiment and publishing a paper.
Members of the Industrial Liaison Office are currently or have been principal and co-investigators on a large European Framework 7 grant, Innovate UK and other grants with both industrial and academic partners. We are also co-investigators on PhD studentship grants with academic partners along with numerous collaborations on peer review proposals and other projects. This range of experience allows us to work with partners to secure funding for applied research projects and carry them through to successful completion, working within fixed timescales and budgets.
Why not contact us to find how we could add value to your project?
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