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Apply for Medium Range Facilities


Call for Direct Access Round 24-2


Call opens 12:00 CET Thursday 2 May 2024

Call deadline 19:00 CET Sunday 22 September 2024


The MRF1 instrument suite of ISIS@MACH ITALIA is free at the point of access for academic and industry researchers, provided the results from experiments are published in the public domain.


The Access Panel meeting for MRF1 proposals evaluation will take place early October 24, with results to Principal Investigators (PIs) expected by
early November 2024.


The digital User – Hub is the single access point were users can submit experimental and training proposals.


When you publish results from experiments using the suite of MRFs instrument please add to the acknowledgement section of your article the following text:



Acknowledgements: The authors gratefully acknowledge the support of the ISIS@MACH ITALIA Research Infrastructure, the hub of ISIS Neutron and Muon Source (UK), [MUR official registry U. 0008642.28-05-2020 – 16th April 2020].


General User Information

User access to IM@IT follows the general principle of the European Charter for Access to Research Infrastructures.
IM@IT provides free access to state-of-the art suite of SRFs and MRFs for multidisciplinary frontier research at the atomic level, scaling up to the micro-world. Users from academia and industry can access free of charge to SRFs, MRFs and LSFs integrated in a multi-site combination, through a single entry point portal. Through the Help Desk users can also dialogue with the experts in their fields of interest and/or the nd/or the instrumetn scientists, building a personalized access programme. This is unique and integrated access which is not currently available at single sites.


Access to MRFs is 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. The latter are invited to contact the industrial access team.
Users are strongly recommended to contact an instrument scientist to discuss in advance feasibility, requirements, instrumental options and time requests of experiments, before applying, even if they have previously submitted a proposal. For further information contact Help Desk or Email:
The IM@IT team will give feedback to requests and questions by users and liaise with contact scientists and specific instruments.
The Medium Range Facilities Access Panel (MAP) will meet on the 7th and 8th of October 2024 to review all proposal applications submitted for MRFs:
Medium-Range Facility 1
International Medium-Range Facilities


IM@IT Access Mechanisms

1. Access to Medium Range Facilities

Direct access is suitable for all service, training and instrument time using MRFs equipment. Proposals are submitted to two calls for proposals each year with deadlines in March and September each year. All direct access proposals are peer reviewed by the MAP. Proposals which are allocated instrument or trining time are scheduled by IM@IT scientists normally between 2 months and 4 months after the proposal deadline.


2. Industrial Collaborative Program
It is a fast‐track route for industries to use MRFs equipment for service, training, and instrument time. Requests of time using the Industrial Collaborative Program (ICP) route can be submitted at any time. Requests are reviewed by a small panel with appropriate expertise, including the MAP chair, under strict confidentiality rules. Industrial users may also buy beamtime directly by contacting the IM@IT User Office (

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