MAX IV collaborates with various consortium and projects through which users can apply for privileged beamtime access or other forms of support.

Privileged access

Listed below are the privileged access programs that are handled through the MAX IV application process and portal (DUO).

Per the DanMAX collaboration agreement, Danish users (PI must be affiliated with a Danish University or a Danish company) can get privileged access to the DanMAX beamline.

Process

All submitted proposals follow the process for Standard access to MAX IV, but they are also forwarded to the ‘DanMAX Privileged Access Committee’ where a selection is made as to which proposals are to be granted access under the ‘Danish Privileged Access’ program. If selected for Danish Privileged Access the proposal will receive beamtime independently of how it is ranked by the MAX IV PAC. Proposals not selected for Danish Privileged Access may still receive beamtime through the MAX IV general user program.

The charter describing the selection criteria etc. Danish Privileged Access is negotiated by the DanScatt board.

How to apply for Danish privileged access

All proposal must be submitted through the MAX IV Digital User Office (DUO) system and follow the guidelines and rules for the MAX IV General User Program. Only proposals where ‘Danish Privileged Access’ has been selected are considered by the ‘DanMAX Privileged Access Committee’. You will find the option to apply on the first page (“General”) of proposal creation:

Contact

For further information about the access mode, please contact Mads Ry Jørgensen or the chairman of the DanScatt Board, Prof. Henning Friis Poulsen.

FIMAX is a consortium of Finnish Universities and research organizations with a valid collaboration agreement with MAX IV Laboratory. Within the framework of this contract, FIMAX contributes to MAX IV Laboratory by providing expertise, support, equipment, personnel and operation funds. In return MAX IV Laboratory gives FIMAX the possibility of placing their staff and equipment at the facility, as well as Guaranted Access Time (GAT). GAT is based on the financial contribution equivalent (staff, equipment, funding) in the contract and is calculated annually. All members of FIMAX are eligible (and encouraged) to have their beamtime proposals considered for GAT. The basis for GAT allocation is set by FIMAX Steering Group and the scientific quality of the proposals are evaluated in the MAX IV Laboratory PACs.

FIMAX members

The members of FIMAX (per 2022-07-13) are:

  • Aalto University
  • Natural Resouces Institute of Finland, VTT
  • Tampere University
  • Technical Research Centre of Finland, CSC – IT Center for Service
  • University of Helsinki
  • University of Jyväskylä
  • University of Oulu (Coordinator of FIMAX consortium)
  • University of Turku
  • Åbo Akademi University

How to apply for Finnish privileged access

All proposal must be submitted through the MAX IV Digital User Office (DUO) system and follow the guidelines and rules for the MAX IV General User Program. Only proposals where ‘FiMAX Privileged Access’ has been selected are considered for this access mode. You will find the option to apply on the first page (“General”) upon proposal creation:

Contact

For more information, please contact FIMAX coordinator Samuli Urpelainen.

Estonian privileged access, EstMAX

Per the EstMAX collaboration agreement, Estonian users (PI must be affiliated with a Estonian University or a Estonian company) are eligible and encouraged to have their beamtime proposals considered for Estonian privileged access.

The Estonian Consortium of Synchrotron Radiation Users

A consortium of Estonian Universities and research organizations has a valid Operation Collaboration Agreement with MAX IV Laboratory. Within the framework of this contract, the Estonian Consortium contributes to the activities of MAX IV Laboratory by providing expertise, support, equipment, personnel and operation funds. In return, MAX IV Laboratory gives the Estonian Consortium the possibility of placing their staff and equipment at the facility, as well as Guaranteed Access Time (GAT). GAT is based on the financial contribution equivalent (staff, equipment, operation funding, investments performed) in the contract and is calculated annually.

Members

The current members of the Estonian Consortium:

  • University of Tartu (UT, the coordinator of the Estonian Consortium)
  • Tallinn Technical University (TalTech),
  • National Institute of Chemical and Biological Physics (NICBP).

The FinEstBeAMS beamline belongs to the Estonian Research Infrastructures Roadmap and the Estonian Consortium contributions are presently funded via a dedicated ‘EstMAX’ project (National research programs and the ERDF funding in Estonia).

Process

All submitted proposals are evaluated for technical feasibility and experimental safety. Subsequently they are passed to the relevant MAX IV Programme Advisory Committee (PAC) where they are scientifically evaluated and ranked.
They are also forwarded to the dedicated Committee of the Estonian Consortium where a selection is made as to which proposals are to be granted access through the time made available to the Estonian Consortium during the relevant proposal call period.

If selected for the Estonian privileged access, the proposal will receive beamtime independently of how it is ranked by the MAX IV PAC. Proposals not selected for the Estonian privileged access may still receive beamtime through the MAX IV general user program.

How to apply for the Estonian privileged access

All proposal must be submitted through the MAX IV Digital User Office (DUO) system and follow the guidelines and rules for the MAX IV General User Program. Only proposals where the Estonian GAT allocation option has been selected are considered for this access mode. You will find the option to apply on the first page (“General”) upon proposal creation:

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Contact

For more information, please contact the Estonian Consortium coordinator Marco Kirm.

Per the Treesearch collaboration agreement, Treesearch members (PI must be affiliated with an organisation within the Treesearch community and performing research within the Treesearch theme areas ) can get privileged access to mainly ForMAX, but also other MAX IV beamlines in full User Operation.

Treesearch is a collaboration platform for research and competence building for new materials from the forest. The Treesearch consortium consists of Swedish universities, companies and institutes. Treesearch is funding the operation of the ForMAX beamline and through this investment has privileged access time at MAX IV beamlines. All beamtime applicants from the Treesearch community.

Members

The current members of the Treesearch Consortium are listed on the Treesearch website.

Process

All submitted proposals follow the process for Standard access to MAX IV, but they are also forwarded to the dedicated Committee within the Treesearch Consortium where a selection is made as to which proposals are to be granted privileged access.

If selected for Treesearch privileged access, the proposal will receive beamtime independently of how it is ranked by the MAX IV PAC. Proposals not selected for the Treesearch privileged access may still receive beamtime through the MAX IV general user program.

How to apply for the Treesearch privileged access

All proposal must be submitted through the MAX IV Digital User Office (DUO) system and follow the guidelines and rules for the MAX IV General User Program. Only proposals where the Treesearch GAT allocation option has been selected are considered for this access mode. You will find the option to apply on the first page (“General”) upon proposal creation:

Contact

For more information, please contact Daniel Söderberg (Director Treesearch).


Transnational access

A list of European projects for transnational access that MAX IV participates in:

iNEXT-Discovery aims to enable access to structural biology research infrastructures for all European researchers, and especially also for non-experts in structural biology. For that reason it brings together a diversity of large research facilities and other groups in a single consortium. Funded by the European Commission Horizon-2020 framework program from February 2020 for a period of four years, iNEXT-Discovery is built on three pillars:

  • Allowing trans-national access for external researchers, following rapid peer-review on scientific excellence and translational research potential.
  • Performing networking and training activities, such as practical courses and workshops, to enlarge and strengthen the structural biology community.
  • Undertaking joint research activities, to increase the quality and quantity of the access offered by our facilities.

MAX IV is offering access to the following beamlines:

  • BioMAX (FragMAX)

https://inext-discovery.eu/

https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/871037

The NFFA-Europe PILOT project is the extension to 2026 of NFFA-Europe, whose first five-year term ended on February 28, 2021. NFFA-Europe is a distributed research infrastructure that integrates nanofoundries (synthesis and manipulation of nanostructures) with fine analysis available at European large-scale facilities, creating a unique offer for the nanosciences and nanomaterials community.

MAX IV is offering access to the following beamlines:

  • MAXPEEM

Details related to requirements and access procedure are available on the webpage of the project: https://nffa.eu/
For additional information, please contact .

The research infrastructure project ReMade@ARI, which deals with innovative materials for key components in various areas such as electronics, packaging or textiles, aims to change this: The goal is to develop new materials with high recyclability and at the same time competitive functionalities. To this end, the institutions involved want to harness the potential of more than 50 analytical research infrastructures throughout Europe.

MAX IV is offering access to the following beamlines:

  • Balder
  • ForMAX

Details related to requirements and access procedure will be available on the webpage of the project, work in progress.
In the meantime, please contact .


Curious about other European projects that MAX IV participates in? Please visit our European projects page.

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