After your beamtime at TOMCAT
Check and backup your data
You are entirely responsible for the backup and security of your data. PSI and TOMCAT do not guarantee and cannot be made responsible for the safety of your experimental data against data loss. NO BACKUP of your experimental data is done at PSI.
In case you experience problems with the transfer or you do find that some data is missing or incomplete, notify your local contact immediately to retrieve the missing parts before deletion.
Shipping of hard drives
Also make sure to minimize the work load on your local contact and SLS staff by preparing the necessary shipping documents and packaging material ahead of time. Avoid shipment if possible.
More information about the data analysis center can be found here: Data analysis center
End of run feedback
The feedback form can be found in the DUO system under
DUO > Proposals > Experiment feedbacks
or accessed directly under this link to the feedback forms
Guidelines to prepare the report:
- The experimental report should be submitted a few months after finishing an experiment
- The report should be 1-2 pages in length and contain some figures, if appropriate
- The report should contain a brief overview of the project, an evaluation of the quality of the measurements and data obtained from TOMCAT, a brief status report on the progress of analysis and evaluation, and some preliminary results.
- If a new proposal refers to a previous one, it is mandatory that the experimental report of the preceding experiment has already been submitted.
- The reports are treated confidentially and are only visible to beamline staff and the proposal review committee.
The report has to be submitted via the DUO system under
DUO > Proposals > Experimental reports
You can also directly access the list of experimental reports in DUO
SLS has the following guidelines for publications containing data or results obtained at the SLS:
Any publication resulting from a SLS beamtime project should include the beamline/instrument responsible as co-author.
At least the authors must mention Paul Scherrer Institut, SLS, the instrument and the beamline/station support in the acknowledgement, for example in the form:
"We acknowledge the Paul Scherrer Institut, Villigen, Switzerland for provision of synchrotron radiation beamtime at beamline ### of the SLS and would like to thank xyz for assistance."
For more information, refer to the SLS Publication Guidelines page.
Register publications in DUO
All publications that include results based on data obtained at SLS should be registered in the DUO system. The number of paper and paper citations is taken as a measure of the impact of the SLS and of TOMCAT, which will influence the future financial support the facility and the beamline receive.
To register publications, please follow this link in the main DUO menu:
DUO > Proposals > Publications
In addition to registering the publications in the system, please also notify your local contact or TOMCAT management of any published work.