ISIS and Diamond have agreed a process which allows proposals needing access to both facilities to be reviewed once by a single review panel.
We wish to encourage science which exploits all of the facilities available on the Harwell Campus. Recognising that ISIS and Diamond are the two facilities with the largest overlapping user communities, we wish to make a simple access procedure which allows proposals to be reviewed once by a single review panel where both facilities are required for particular science. However similar principles apply if you wish to use the Central Laser Facility as well.
Proposals which require access to Diamond and ISIS should be sent to the facility and review panel which has the most appropriate expertise to judge the quality of the proposal. The choice of facility should be made considering the following factors:
1) Is most of the access required on one beamline/instrument? Is so, then you should send the proposal to the facility where most access is needed.
2) Is the demand or competition for one of the instruments/beamlines considerably greater than all others? If this is the case then the proposal should be sent to the panel where the competition is highest. Each facility needs to ensure that the highest quality investigations are carried on all of its beamlines.
If after consideration of these questions you are unsure about which facility is most appropriate then please contact one of the following: