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Call for proposals for access to integrated multidisciplinary facilities for Materials and Biomaterials
11 February 2020
Modified: 11 February 2020
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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 8 countries, with the submission of single or multi-technique proposals.

A detailed description of the facilities available in CERIC:

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.
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What is new in this call

Check the Open Access offer for this semester here:

CERIC now accepts single instrument proposals for all of the CERIC instruments and beamlines at the Budapest Neutron Centre and Solaris.

Check the Solaris website to know more about other techniques available at the Polish facility.

Due to technical upgrades at the Slovenian facility, limited time will be offered on the NMR spectrometers.

Single instrument proposals

Single instrument proposals are accepted for the following facilities:

  • PEEM/XAS, UARPES beam lines and Cryo-EM in Krakow
  • 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
  • Neutron research instruments in Budapest

For other facilities, only multiple technique proposals will be accepted.

  • March 2nd 2020 at 17:00 CET to have a pre-evaluation and the possibility to improve your proposal
  • March 31st 2020 at 17:00 CET final submission, recommended only for users that are expert in all the techniques requested.
Promotional access

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.
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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
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More information
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Updated: 11 February 2020
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