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The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
The Radionuclide Metrology laboratories (RADMET) are equipped with a broad set of instruments used for nuclear decay measurements, determination of related nuclear data and radiological characterisation of samples and materials. The set-ups, many of them unique in their kind, are used to perform high accuracy measurements of a large number of radionuclides in samples as diversified as reference materials, solutions for standardisation or environmental samples. RADMET is among the few laboratories world-wide to provide reference data to the international reference system (SIR) on the 100 most relevant radionuclides. In connection to the measurements the lab is well equipped for preparing sources dedicated for the specific measurements.
Access to the research infrastructure is granted on the basis of Access Units .For RADMET, the Access Unit corresponds to an 'Instrument week' for experimental activities, e.g. to perform the necessary measurements to fulfil the objectives of the project.
For each approved experiment, RADMET will offer the best possible measurement conditions according to the specifications of the users and guaranteeing an optimal data output.
All users will be requested to complete and deliver safety and security-related documents to get access to the nuclear facilities at RADMED. Approval of access is subject to the rules of the European Commission, the Joint Research Centre and the Belgian authorities. Submission of documents should therefore be started in time to allow completion of the approval procedure well before the start of the experiment.
or, if users run the research infrastructure,
The proposal must be prepared by using the template given in Annex 3.1 of the Framework.
During preparation of the proposal, applicants are encouraged to:
The proposal should be submitted to JRC-RI-OPEN-ACCESS@ec.europa.eu by the closing date of the call.
The Lead User must also fill in the EUFRAT Target preparation request and the EUFRAT (GELINA, MONNET, HADES, RADMET) Facility Specifications Form following the instructions at the end of the form when submitting the proposal.
Any proposal will be scrutinised in accordance with weighted selection criteria such as: