On 2 March 2022, the Swedish Government encouraged higher education institutions and research funders to ”immediately stop all contact and cooperation with state institutions in Russia and Belarus and to not initiate any new contacts or commitments”.

This will affect MAX IV users affiliated with a Russian or Belarusian state institution, regardless of nationality. Russian or Belarusian nationals not affiliated with a Russian or Belarusian state institution, i.e. working in another country, are not affected. MAX IV has decided to end user agreements with affected users and implement the following restrictions with immediate effect and until further notice.

For PIs affiliated with a Russian or Belarusian state institution, regardless of nationality: 

  • All accepted proposals from these PIs will cease validity, and all planned beamtimes associated with these proposals will be cancelled.
  • No new proposals will be accepted until further notice.

 

For any user affiliated with a Russian or Belarusian state institution, regardless of nationality:

  • No proposal shall have co-proposers with such affiliation.
  • No such user will be granted access to MAX IV facilities, neither remote nor on-site, including for services such as data analysis, even if they are not PI on the proposal.
  • All accounts from such users will be deactivated, and no new user registration is possible for users with the aforementioned affiliation.
  • Authors/co-authors affiliated with MAX IV will not publish any papers together with authors/co-authors affiliated with a Russian or Belarusian state institution.

 

As colleagues and members of the global research community, we hope to see all users back at MAX IV in a peaceful future.