WiFi connection on EPN Campus site
(ESRF, ILL, EMBL and common buildings)
Via "EPN Visitors" network available in all EPN campus areas (ESRF, ILL, EMBL, IBS and common buildings):
via Eduroam network:The ESRF and the ILL are eduroam-compliant: users who have a valid account in another eduroam compliant institution can use this network
If you have been informed that your proposal has been accepted, you will receive an invitation from the User Office some 4 - 6 weeks before your experiment is scheduled. A local contact who is familiar with the beamline set-up will be assigned to assist you with your experiment.
The invitations for an experiment are sent by e-mail to the Main Proposer and to the co-proposer(s). The Main Proposer is the scientist responsible for collecting information, co-ordinating arrangements for the group and on the experimental team and the experimental session to the ESRF via the submission of the electronic which must be submitted 2 weeks before the experiment starts.
Please remember that the working language of the ESRF is English and it is mandatory that at least one fluent Englis-speaking scientist participates in the experiment onsite (registered on the A-form).
It is mandatory that at least one fluent Englis-speaking scientist participates in the experiment onsite.
How to get here (by car, by plane, by train)? - Access ESRF site
Specific Guidelines for Users
Please read carefully the information provided in the Guidelines for Users.
Remote User ("Remote Access Experiment")
This concerns ONLY the macromolecular crystallography experiments where the user carries out the experiment remotely from his/her home laboratory: each user carrying out the experiment from his/her laboratory must be registered via the electronic A Form as "remote" user (tick box "remote").
All users, including the "remote users", are required to perform the ESRF SAFETY TRAINING COURSE before arriving at the ESRF and before the submission of the A Form.
Consult also: "Safety Information for Users"
Persons of nationality other than that of European countries, the USA or Japan, are advised that a visa will probably be necessary to enter France.
Insurance and Special Medical Conditions
All ESRF users need to have adequate health and accident insurance during their stay in France.
ESRF Users affiliated to universities and publicly funded laboratories of ESRF contracting party (member) countries will be subsidised by the ESRF for travel, accommodation and subsistence expenses directly related to the experiment. Consult "Financial Assistance" for details on number of users reimbursed per experimental session.
ILL/ESRF Joint Proposals: Consult the "Reimbursement regulations" on travel, accommodation and subsistence expenses for SANS-SAXS users.
Travel, Accommodation & Meals
(including current bus and train timetables to and from Grenoble).
Information on the beamline(s)
Scientific Infrastructure Group
This group provides specialized support to users and develops new techniques in the areas of chemistry and micromanipulation, sample environments, and surface science providing also SEM and AFM facilities.
Do not hesitate to contact the scientist assigned as your Local Contact to discuss details of your experiment.
Procedures for temporarily importing samples or equipment
Consult specific information on transport of biological samples
Data Collection & Transfer
The ESRF provides visiting scientists with a UNIX account on the NICE system ("NICE account") installed 10 days before the experiment starts and removed automatically four weeks after the end date of the experiment.
Documents to submit
The documents necessary to prepare the experiment and to organize the visit of the experimental team at the ESRF are available in our web page: DOCUMENTS TO PROVIDE.