GUIDELINES for preparing a Beamtime Application for a Structural Biology Rolling Proposal

  • Rolling applications for Structural Biology beamtime can be submitted at any time during the year.
  • This type of proposal must ONLY be used for APPLICATION FOR BEAM TIME FOR STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY EXPERIMENTS on the Structural Biology beamlines ID23 - ID29 - BM29 - ID30A (Massif) - ID30B  and BM30A.

Applications for Beam Time on OTHER BEAMLINES than the Structural Biology beamlines mentioned above should use the STANDARD Proposal Form and select "Life Science" (LS) as research area.

Two types of Rolling Applications may be made:

  • For Crystallography experiments: on beamlines ID23 - ID29 - ID30A (Massif) - ID30B and BM30A, 

  • For Biological SAXS (BioSAXS) experiments: on beamline BM29

by scientists who are NOT already members of a MX BAG Proposal,

SANS-SAXS Experiments (Joint ESRF/ILL Experiments)

In order to improve access to the complementary techniques of SAXS and SANS, users submitting a SANS proposal to the ILL have the option to ask (on the proposal form) for complementary SAXS measurements on the instrument BM29 through the PSB SANS Platform. If the proposal is awarded beam time at the ILL, the proposers are invited to submit a "Rolling Access" proposal to the ESRF for Bio-SAXS time and the related ILL proposal number is given on the proposal form and in the email notification of submission, thereby identifying it as a "Joint Proposal
If the proposals are awarded beam time at both the ILL and the ESRF, every effort will be made to schedule the experiments in such a way that SAXS and SANS data can be collected on the same samples during one visit to the EPN site.