Important information (January 2018)

By February 29, 2016 all major I3 access programs at the PSI user facilities SLS, SINQ and SμS within the EC Framework Programme 7 have ended. Those were CALIPSO (SLS, non PX beamlines, ended by May 31, 2015), Biostruct-X (SLS, PX beamlines, ended by February 29, 2016) and NMI3-II (SINQ and SμS, ended by January 31, 2016). Presently we do have the following information about successor programs and the future of user support by the EC:

SINQ and SμS:

Presently, another neutron/muon I3 access proposal (NMIstar/H2020) is under preparation with a submission deadline in March 2018. We will keep you updated as soon as further information is available.

SLS and SwissFEL:

The proposal for a new I3 access program (CALIPSOplus) under the framework program HORIZON2020 has been accepted for funding by the EC. Funding is secured since May 2017. The SLS with all its beamlines and also SwissFEL fully participate in the program, which means that part of the users can financially be supported again. Further detailed information is available here.


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Please note: Switzerland is an EC associated country to Horizon 2020 but is not eligible for transnational access funding to Swiss research facilities. Unlike in FP7, Liechtenstein does not intend to associate to Horizon 2020, more information.