Transnational Access Activities
Transnational Access (TNA) will be provided by 7 partners of the SPIRIT consortium. The project will in particular profit from the corresponding experience of the coordinator HZDR, who successfully offered / is offering TNA to European users under FP5 and FP6. However, there is a longstanding experience of all involved infrastructures in giving access to external users.
Transnational Access (TNA) will be provided throughout the duration of the project at 7 infrastructures. Table shows that the SPIRIT TNA activities will be focused on Materials Science, Biomedical Studies and Environmental Investigations including Cultural Heritage, covering the application of ion beams for materials analysis and for irradiation / materials modification. A wide spectrum of specific devices, methods and processes is available within the consortium, which covers standard applications and novel developments and is inline with the international state-of-the art.
Proposals are regularly evaluated by a SPIRIT-independent international user selection panel. Submitted proposals are reviewed by factors such as scientific and technical originality, feasibility and quality of the research group. SPIRIT encourages new users, users from New Member States, and participation of young researchers (e.g. Ph.D. students) and female scientists to apply for TNA.
When a user presents a proposal, help is granted, especially for new or inexperienced users. In particular, support by scientists is available by e-mail (email@example.com) to advise on the technical feasibility of projects before submission of proposals. Thus, prevention is taken to avoid that proposals generated by new users are downgraded simply on the basis of errors or misconceptions in the technical aspects. New users whose proposals have not been positively evaluated are encouraged to re-submit, after taking into account the comments by the selection panel.
The users of chosen proposals, once criteria of eligibility are satisfied, obtain free access to the facility including infrastructure, logistical, scientific and technical support, and travel and accommodation grants.
TNA with HZDR: For reimbursement of the travel costs connected with your TNA visit at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, please fill out the following form. Please submit the filled-out form to: Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Finances, Katja Groeger, PF 510119, 01314 Dresden, Germany
The SPIRIT Consortium recognizes and accepts with pleasure the challenge of searching and implementing solutions to promote the fraction of women in science and to create family-friendly working conditions for both women and men.
Applicants for Transnational Access will be asked about their need for childcare and will be invited to contribute to the promotion of gender balance by exposure of specific difficulties that they may have identified and which on the long term may hamper a woman from the pursuit of a career in science, and by suggestion of appropriate measures.
If your current employer is based in an EU member state or associated state, you may apply for SPIRIT TNA.
These countries are:
Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom
You may apply for access to an SPIRIT infrastructure located in the same country as your own institution under certain circumstances. Please contact the TNA manager for further details!
Main fields of application, specific processes of ion-based materials analysis and modification, and contributions of the individual infrastructures. For better resolution, please click on the link below the table.
Local TNA contact persons
In each facility providing Transnational Access, there is a contact person responsible for all TNA matters. If you have any questions, specific to the facility you'd like to use, feel free to ask the corresponding person.
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