Open Access mode for data collection
The Open Access mode is specifically designed to meet the requirements of companies, institutes or research groups that like to make use of the NeCEN facilities without going through a scientific peer-review process. With this mode, access can be provided using the earliest possible open time-slot. There will be no delay, nor possible hurdles in getting access based upon scientific grounds. This type of access could well be suitable for industrial or commercial parties. The daily rate for access is open access cost. See this page for current rates. Please apply by submitting an application form.
If you require multiple visits over a calendar year, BAG access (Block Access Group) is a possibility. For more information, contact NeCEN.
Reviewed Access mode for data collection
Currently, NeCEN participates in two European initiatives that could possibly provide financial support for making use of NeCEN.
It is possible to submit a research project proposal to Instruct with the aim to make use of European infrastructure useful for structural biology applications. NeCEN is one of the infrastructures available through Instruct-ERIC. If you are eligible to make use of Instruct-ERIC, and if your project proposal is granted, an amount of 1,500 Euro is received per visit which is in most cases used for travelling and lodging. However, possibly, in some circumstances it might be beneficial to use this funding as part of the costs related to access of NeCEN.
To submit an Instruct proposal, please visit the appropriate site (https://www.structuralbiology.eu/submit-proposal).
Currently, if one is a member of the iNext consortium, it is possible to apply for infrastructure access at one of the partners' sites. NeCEN is one of the infrastructures available through iNext. If you are eligible to make use of iNext and if your project proposal is granted, your costs for access to the infrastructure will be covered by the host site (i.e. NeCEN) and you, as a user, do not have to provide funds for this. NeCEN will reimburse shipping costs for sending samples and returning unused grids along with the collected data (regular shipping - if you prefer express shipping, the difference will be charged to you).
To submit an iNext proposal, please visit the appropriate site (https://www.structuralbiology.eu/update/submit-proposal?t=inext).