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Call for proposals for access to integrated multidisciplinary facilities for Materials and Biomaterials
CERIC-ERIC offers access through a single entry point to more than 50 different and complementary state of the art techniques and support laboratories, distributed in 9 countries, with the submission of single or multi-technique proposals. A detailed description of the facilities available in CERIC can be found here.
How to apply
Access to CERIC is open to scientists from all over the world and free of charge. Proposals should be submitted online through the Virtual Unified Office (VUO). The best projects will be selected by peer review through an independent and international panel of experts. More information here
What is new in this call
Additional facilities available
A 300kV Titan Krios 3Gi Cryo electron microscope equipped with two direct electron detectors located at SOLARIS. More information here
CERIC is teaming with the Open Access to JRC Research Infrastructures programme. Kindly let us know at the moment of your application, if you would be interested, in the future, on having access also to the instruments of the Nanobiotechnology Laboratory at Ispra through CERIC calls.
Single instrument proposals
For those facilities that do not have another channel of open access available, single instrument proposals are also welcome. These facilities are:
- Deep Lithography, SAXS and Material Science synchrotron beamlines in Trieste
- SISSI and IUVS beamlines, only for use with conventional sources (not SR) in Trieste
- Light and x-ray scattering lab in Graz
- NAP XPS, XPS/XPD and FESEM in Prague
- NMR spectrometers in Ljubljana
- TEM and EPR in Bucharest
- Ion beam beamlines in Zagreb
For other facilities, only multiple technique proposals will be accepted.
The first deadline allows a pre-evaluation of the proposal at the facilities and, if necessary, two weeks for editing on the basis of the comments, before final submission at the second deadline. Although we suggest taking advantage of the pre-evaluation, expert users may decide to submit their proposals directly at the second deadline.
- September 2nd 2019 at 17:00 CET to have a pre-evaluation and the possibility to improve your proposal
- September 30th 2019 at 17:00 CET final submission, recommended only for users that are expert in all the techniques requested.
In the frame of the European project ACCELERATE, we offer personalised support for the preparation of your proposal and measurements, as well as for data analysis and publication of the results. Read more here.
Fast track access
Fast access for feasibility studies is available at any moment.
CERIC publications awards
CERIC-ERIC will select the most successful proposals and cover the full cost for open access publications – Read more
CERIC user office: firstname.lastname@example.org
ACCELERATE is funded by the European Union Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020, under grant agreement 731112.