CALIPSOplus – Convenient Access to Light Sources Open to Innovation, Science and to the World

The Trans-national Access programme of the project CALIPSOplus, funded by the European Comission within the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation H2020, supports access for European researchers to European and Middle Eastern light sources.

The project runs from 1st May 2017 to 30th April 2021.

  • Introduction

    MAX IV is member of a network of European and Middle Eastern synchrotron and free electron laser facilities – the “Convenient Access to Light Sources Open to Innovation, Science and to the World” (CALIPSOplus).

    CALIPSOplus is a consortium of 19 partner organisations from 12 countries, involving a total of 14 synchrotrons and 8 free electron lasers adding up to 82.500 hours of available experimental time per year.

  • Funding

    In the framework of the Trans-national Access programme of CALIPSOplus, MAX IV has received funds foreseen for support of external MAX IV users coming from EU Member States or Associated States.

    These EU funds give free access to the MAX IV synchrotron facility and provide support for travel and accommodation expenses.

    • In the selection of projects to receive Trans-national Access support priority will be given to new users and to users from countries not having a synchrotron radiation facility.
    • In addition priority will be given to young researchers in projects declaring strong needs for travel and subsistence support in order to have the manpower necessary to carry out the experiment.

    Please find in this page: accommodation and travel expenses reimbursement the corresponding details specific to MAX IV.

    For other funding possibilities, such as the iNEXT access, please refer to the Funding Access Programmes information which can be found at User Guide – 1) Plan and submit your PROPOSAL.

  • Twinning programme
    CALIPSOplus dedicates particular attention to leveraging scientific excellence in EU-13 countries and to widening the use of light sources by users from these regions. To this effect, a Twinning programme has been set up to partner potential users with host groups that could share their know-how and expertise in applying the available experimental techniques to common research areas. More information can be found in these flyer and poster.
  • Obligations as CALIPSOplus-funded user
      1. Acknowledgments
        In any publications resulting from user projects funded through CALIPSOplus, the acknowledgment of this support is mandatory. The following paragraph must be included in the acknowledgments section:

        ‘The research leading to this result has been supported by the project CALIPSOplus under the Grant Agreement 730872 from the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation HORIZON 2020.’

        We would like to remind you as well to include appropriate acknowledgment of MAX IV as a facility and beamline personnel as scientists, as indicated in the MAX IV Terms and Conditions for Open Access.


      1. Experimental report form for EU use
        EU supported users mustd provide a short experimental report, where the objectives and also the achievements/difficulties of the performed experiment are summarised.


    1. User group survey (EU database)
      After the experiment, funded users are requested to complete a questionnaire directly in the European Comission’s official survey management tool.

      • Concerning question n° 1 of the questionnaire:
        The required EC Contract number for all supported proposals is 730872.
      • Concerning question n° 2 of the questionnaire:
        Your User Project Acronym is your proposal ID, easily found in your DUO account.


  • Data Protection

    Users are required to provide some personal data, which will be recorded and used for the following purposes only: The data will be processed for funding, statistical and administrative purposes connected with their research, and to statistically analyse the membership of the synchrotron user community.Data is collected by the CALIPSOplus project manager on behalf of the European Commission This data will remain confidential and might be accessed by the CALIPSOplus project coordinators and the European Commission for official use only. The personal data will be kept safe and secure and will not be shared with other organisations without the knowledge of the users, unless this is required by law. If an email address is requested by the EC, this is solely for the purpose of conducting a mid-term review if necessary, and it will not be divulged to any third party, or used for marketing purposes.