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Next call for Direct Access proposals, due to have a deadline of 15 April 2020, has been cancelled due to the Coronav​irus outbreak. We will notify the community when another access round is to be scheduled. 

ISIS neutron and muon instruments are free at the point of access for academic and industry researchers, provided the results from experiments are published in the public domain.  Fully confidential fast-tracked use of the instruments is also available for industrial and commercial customers. 

New users are always welcome at ISIS Neutron and Muon Source and we are constantly encouraging new areas of research that can flourish. There are a number of routes for academics and industry to access beamtime, please ​browse the links below for further important information and guidance including links to our instrument pages​​​.

If you are ready to put forward a proposal visit the ISIS Online Proposal System or to submit an industrial proposal contact Dr Christopher Frost.​

​ISIS long shutdown

Delays to the long shutdown projects mean we need to move the long shutdown dates by 4 months, so that it will start on 4 Jan 2021. This shutdown is for significant refurbishment work on the first target station and installation of a new linear accelerator tank, in order to extend the life of the facility for many years to come. 

Proposal deadlines up to 2021 will be:
Round 20/1 Wed 16​​ Oct 2019: all instruments
Round 20/2 Wed 15 April 2020
Round 21/1 Cancelled
Round 21/2 April 2021: TS2 instruments only