Information for Potential Users

Logistic and technical support. The local administration at each access-giving site will provide visitor support for visa, travel and accommodation-related matters. Users will be provided with fast computer networks connections at the facility site, supported by local operators, and with electronic access to most scientific journals. All sites have established infrastructures for ultralow temperature research supported by well-trained local personnel.

Scientific support  for users will be provided by the local operators at the facilities as well as by the participants of the user meetings. For efficient progress, the best means is where a new experimental proposal parallels and builds on the expertise gained from our present research and that of the user groups involved. For any project, representatives from the user group will be able to visit the facility to discuss the planning, to become acquainted with local team, and to familiarize themselves with the local working methods.  This procedure ensures that projects are already carefully prepared before the actual design and construction stages. The two-way interaction between user group and the local access-giving team will naturally for the duration of the project through to publication. 

Transnational Access to EMP

EMP offers European scientists and engineers transnational access to seven ultra-low temperature laboratories in Basel, Heidelberg, Helsinki, Grenoble, Kosice, Lancaster and London to conduct their ultra-low temperature research and development work in e.g. cryo-engineering, material science, metrology, nano-electronics and physics.

Access is granted on the basis of proposals which will be reviewed by the EMP Selection Panel. Proposals can be submitted any time using the online portal. The EMP consortium has applied for support under Horizon 2020. In case this application is successful user projects at EMP will be financed via the EMP Horizon 2020 grant.

How to Apply

Proposals for using one or several of the EMP facilities can be submitted online any time. It requires to fill out the online proposal form and to submit it. Do this you have to log in with your EMP account. If you have no EMP account you can request one within the login process. 

In a first step after the submission the management of the infrastructure that has been requested is informed and will contact you to discuss the feasibility of your project at this particular facility. In a second step your request will be send to the selection panel for scientific evaluation. 


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Evaluation Procedure

User projects are selected by an independent Selection Panel (SP), which will review the proposals. The review process will be fully online, which means that all proposals are submitted online, distributed to panel members by the panel chair via the online portal and the decision will be communicated to the users via the portal. Proposals can be submitted any time and will be reviewed typically within less than six weeks.

A list of accepted, ongoing and completed projects will be posted on the public EMP web-based user portal. The selection of proposals shall be based on excellence in science and on feasibility at EMP facilities.