Please note

From the 14th of July to the 15th of August we will temporarily close the opportunity to send in Fast Access proposals.



MAX IV offers access on short notice, for a limited amount of shifts, to experiments that require timely access to our facility. For a proposal to qualify for Fast Access it must include a clearly stated justification as to why the experiment cannot wait until the next General User Call. This can include feasibility test measurements, to see if the sample works before sending in a General User Access proposal. Generally users cannot apply for Fast Access if they already have a accepted General User Access Proposal.

The MAX IV PAC will carry out a peer review of the proposal, based on the number and nature of requests for fast access, MAX IV will select on scientific excellence.

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 and machine shutdown periods etc.


Currently available Beamlines

Fast Access might be available under different conditions at different beamlines. Due to the pandemic, only remote access time is currently available.


  • Max 6 shifts
  • For specifications of available techniques please visit the BioMAX page.



  • Max 6 shifts
  • For specifications of available techniques please visit the MAXPEEM 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.