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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 diverse samples ranging from reference materials for environmental monitoring to solutions for primary standardisation of activity. RADMET is among the few laboratories worldwide 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 based on Access Units. For RADMET, the Access Unit corresponds to a 'Measurement 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.
The JRC may provide a financial or in-kind contribution to support Users to cover their costs of travel and subsistence (T&S) related to User Stay Days, subject to the availability of funds, personnel and other resources to Users from User Institutions located in an EU Member State.
A User Stay Day is a day of physical presence of a User at the concerned Research Infrastructure for Access related to the User Access Project. A User Stay Day counts as a registered entry to the JRC site where the Research Infrastructure is located.
* 2020-1-RD-EUFRAT-GELINA, 2020-1-RD-EUFRAT-HADES, 2020-1-RD-EUFRAT-MONNET, 2020-1-RD-EUFRAT-RADMET
Long-term stays are primarily for students and have a duration of at least 1 month. They are typically 3 to 9 months for Karlsruhe, and 1 to 6 months for Petten and Geel.
The Lead User is invited to fill in the User travel and subsistence form and send it to JRC-OPEN-EUFRAT@ec.europa.eu by the closing date of the call. For more information, the Lead User may contact the JRC Research Infrastructure at JRC-OPEN-EUFRAT@ec.europa.eu.
The JRC and the entitled party (person or organisation that has been granted access) become co-owners in equal shares of all raw data, treated data and documentation data developed with respect to the access;
Proposals will be evaluated in accordance to the following selection criteria:
The proposal must be prepared using the Relevance-driven Proposal Submission Form.
For RADMET the Lead User must also fill in the EUFRAT (RADMET) Facility Specifications Form following the instructions at the end of the form when submitting the proposal.
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 User Selection Committee will only evaluate proposals that are complete and comply with the instructions in the proposal submission form.