From proposals to experiments
Please find below a short description of the procedures relevant to proposals at the PSI user facilities.
1. Call for proposals
Each year PSI launches several calls for proposals for its large scale infrastructures. Please finde more information about the open calls and proposal submission deadlines below.
Proposal deadlines overview
2. Proposal submission
Scientific proposals should solely be submitted via the PSI Digital User Office (DUO). This is a central web based tool to organize the user operation at PSI. It allows for instance to submit proposals, experimental reports, to request for PSI badges or dosimeters, register your publications etc.
Digital User Office (DUO)
The proposals are evaluated by external proposal review committees. They provide a ranking and give recommendations to the PSI management on the distribution of beamtime. The rating is done in accordance with the IUPAP recommendations
for large scale facilities, section 3.2) and is based on scientific merit, technical feasibility, previous record of the proposers, availability of the resources. Soon after that the main authors of the proposals are informed electronically about the results. Afterwards the respective beamline managers will arrange a date for the experiment in agreement with the proposal author.
SINQ scientific and proposal review committee
5. Your Stay at PSI
Please find below some useful information that will help you during your stay at the PSI campus. If you need any further assistance please contact the PSI User Office desk
or phone PSI-4666 !
Further information User Labs:
PSI User Office
Paul Scherrer Institut
CH-5232 Villigen PSI
Phone: +41 (56) 310 46 66
Fax: +41 (56) 310 32 94
Office hours: Monday through Friday from 8:00 to 17:00
The PSI User Office is a central PSI installation to serve the users from all the four user laboratories.
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