Transnational Access to NMR
Bio-NMR provides individual researchers and research teams from European member states or associated states with transnational access to a distributed Research Infrastructure constituted by eleven major facilities.
Applications for gaining access to Bio-NMR Research Infrastructures (RIs) can be submitted continuously through an online proposal management system by filling in the Online Access Form.
Travel to and accommodation at the facility will be reimbursed.
Specific tools and techniques, often unique, are listed in the individual pages of each facility.
Modality of Access
To know details on the submission of a proposal for access, the evaluation procedure and modalities of access to the facility please click here .
Criteria of Eligibility for Access
The Transnational Access Programme poses certain restrictions upon the eligibility of users, based on nationalities of group members and location of their home institutions. The main criteria for eligibility are outlined below. Additional information can be obtained directly from the EU Cordis web site indicated above.
Who is eligible?
Only research teams conducting their research in the EU Member States or Associated Countries to FP7 are eligible to benefit from access to the Bio-NMR infrastructures.
To be eligible, a user group must satisfy the following conditions:
Both the user group leader and the majority of the users must work in an institution established in an EU Member State or Associated State (see below).
Both the user group leader and the majority of the users must come from a country other than the country where the legal entity operating the infrastructure is established
Only research teams that are entitled to publish the results of their project performed at the facility in the open press are eligible to benefit from access free of charge to the infrastructure under Bio-NMR project.
All the EU Countries
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom.
Eligible countries outside the EU
Switzerland, Israel, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Turkey, Croatia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Serbia, Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Faroe Islands.
Additional information can be found in the EC documents available at the following web pages
Users' Feedback to the EC
To enable the Commission to evaluate the Research Infrastructures Action, to monitor the individual contracts, and to improve the services provided to the scientific community, each Group Leader of a user-project supported under an EC Research Infrastructure contract is requested to complete the "User Group Questionnaire". The questionnaire must be submitted once by each user group as soon as the experiments on the infrastructure come to end.
Users' Feedback to the host Facility
1) Project Summary Report
After having completed their stay at the host institution users are requested to fill out the Project Summary Report and submit it to the host Research Infrastructure.
2) Bio-NMR User Group Questionnaire
In addition, users will be asked to complete the Bio-NMR User Group Questionnaire through your Bio-NMR intranet account. The questionnaire's purpose is to get users' feed-back in order to evaluate Bio-NMR access programme, to give useful advice to the individual host infrastructure, and to generally improve the services offered to users.
Publications Resulting from Access
Users are expected to publish their results within a reasonable time in the open literature. Suitable publicity shall be made for the access provided to users under the contract by the EC, specifying that the project leading to the publication has received research funding from the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (EU FP7), e.g. "Financial support by the Access to Research Infrastructures activity in the 7th Framework Programme of the EC (Bio-NMR - Contract 261863) for conducting the research is gratefully acknowledged".