MAX IV offers access on short notice, for a limited amount of shifts, to experiments that require timely access to our facility. MAX IV have defined two use cases for Fast Access:

 

Sample feasibility

MAX IV aims to communicate a decision within three weeks of proposal submission but response times may vary to national holidays, machine shutdown periods etc.

  • Preliminary experiments to assess technical feasibility or to verify sample preparation, mainly to be used as a pre-study for a ‘Normal proposal’ (General User Access).
  • Handled on a first come first served basis.
  • This proposal type does not necessarily grant you access to the MAX IV facility, it is up to beamline staff to decide if this should be handled by mail in, remote or on site.

 

Scientific experiment

MAX IV aims to communicate a decision within three weeks of proposal submission and offer a scheduling opportunity within six weeks. Response times and scheduling possibilities may vary due to national holidays, machine shutdown periods etc.

  • Short, time-critical experiments which cannot wait until the next Call for proposals opens. Please note that this reason must be well articulated in the proposal.
  • The scientific case is evaluated by a member of the relevant Programme Advisory Committee (PAC).
  • This proposal type does not necessarily grant you access to the MAX IV facility, it is up to beamline staff to decide if should be handled by mail in, remote or on site.

 

 

Currently available Beamlines & use cases.

Fast Access might be available under different conditions at different beamlines. It is recommended that you always contact your beamline of interest for further discussions before sending in your proposal.

 

BioMAX

  • Open for Sample feasibility & Scientific experiments
  • Max 6 shifts
  • For specifications of available techniques please visit the BioMAX page.

 

FragMAX

(Applications made through BioMAX)

  • Open for Scientific experiments
  • Max 6 shifts
  • For specifications of available techniques please visit the FragMAX page.

 

MAXPEEM

  • Open for Sample feasibility & Scientific experiments
  • Max 6 shifts
  • For specifications of available techniques please visit the MAXPEEM page.

 

NanoMAX

  • Open for Sample feasibility & Scientific experiments
  • Max 6 shifts
  • For specifications of available techniques please visit the NanoMAX page.

 

All Beamlines, SARS-CoV-2 research

In order to support science towards understanding the SARS-CoV-2 virus, MAX IV offers its instrumentation and beamtime to facilitate efforts to discover more about the virus and bring us closer to an effective vaccine, diagnostics or treatment.

Therefore, we are offering fast access for groups who require instrument time for projects directly related to SARS-CoV-2 viral proteins such as COVID-19 related enzyme targets, membrane receptor complexes, antibody complexes etc. (i.e. non-infectious samples).

 

How to submit a Fast Access proposal in DUO

  1. Make sure there is an open proposal call accepting Fast Access proposals.
  2. Choose Proposal Type Fast Access
  3. Choose Research Area according to your beamline of interest.
  4. Use the Fast Access Template.