The information requested via the documents listed below is essential to enable us to complete all procedures, and in particular to obtain the necessary site entrance authorizations (and is designed to allow you to devote the maximum amount of time to your experiment):
This electronic form, available via the User Portal, provides the ESRF with the information necessary to prepare:
It should be completed by the main proposer and submitted via the Web as early as possible respecting the following deadline:
Deadline for submission of the A Form: 2 WEEKS before the experiment starts
In order to conform to the procedures established in agreement with the French Authorities concerning the site entrance authorization of the users, the A Form must be submitted no later than 2 WEEKS before the experiment is due to start. The French authorities must received the information concerning the users registered via an A Form (first name, last name, nationality, place and date of birth) at least 5 working days before a user experiment takes place. This delay is necessary for the ESRF to obtain the access clearance for the users.
All users registered on an A Form can consult this A Form via the- in their User Account, select "Proposals/Experiments" (top tab) and then "A Forms".
Scientists who had not been registered as main / co-proposers of the proposal can be registered as "users" for an experimental session
The working language of the ESRF is English: therefore IT IS MANDATORY that at least one fluent English-speaking scientist participates in the experiment onsite.
Number of users who received a financial support from ESRF per experimental session: consult "Financial Assistance"
once added to the A Form, each user must validate his/her electronic and personal "User & Safety Declaration Form" relevant to the experimental session,
Each user must have followed and validated his/her Online Safety Training Course.
Both the "User & Safety Declaration Form" and the online Safety Training can be accessed via the ESRF User Portal
WARNING: Only the names and associated requests (travel, site entrance, accommodation, canteen card) of those users with a validated "User & Safety Declaration Form" and a valid Safety Training Course will be communicated to the ESRF for further process
The users should register for their whole stay (covering the full duration of the two experiments) by completing the ESRF A Form, where all requests for travel, accommodation and reimbursement for the full period of the two experiments should be made. When requested by the users, the ESRF will arrange the travel and book the accommodation (Guesthouse).
Nevertheless, users should also register to the ILL user portal (Visitors Club) by sending back the ILL invitation form.
Consult also information on reimbursement regulations for SANS-SAXS users
The main proposer of a structural biology experiment must submit, in connection with the submission of the A Form, a list of Sample Sheets to be studied during the corresponding session of the experiment. The electronic Sample Sheet, which supplies detailed information on the sample(s), is transmitted to the Safety Department and the Local Contact.
WARNING: It will NOT be possible to submit the A Form for a MX Experiment unless at least one sample sheet has been selected by the main proposer for the corresponding experimental session.
If you travel with your sample(s) and require an Airport Form you must request it from the ESRF Biosafety Engineer as soon as you receive your invitation to carry out an experiment at the ESRF. Please send an e-mail to the Safety Group or the Biosafety Officer with the following information:
Attention: This letter for the airport security is only valid for going back from the ESRF to your home institute. For problems during your travel to the ESRF please contact the safety office in your home institute.
Further information on the Airport Form can be found here.
If you wish to use the ESRF Chemistry Laboratory, please consult the "instructions for the use of the Chemistry Lab" and complete a request form listing all persons who will use the laboratory. The form must be signed by the appropriate representative of your institute:
1. Request the use of the chemistry laboratory via checkbox in A Form (User Portal)
If you wish to use the BMF L2 Cellular Biology Laboratory you must send this form (.Word format /PDF format) back 6 weeks before your needs. Please return the form by e-mail to: email@example.com and to firstname.lastname@example.org
Booking forms available via the A Form.
The Atomic Force Microscopy Platform is established on the Surface Science Lab and supports instrumental and scientific activities in the EPN Campus linked to Atomic Force Microscopy. Click here for instructions for the use of the ESRF AFM Platflorm and to access the AFMP Form.
The EMBL laboratory, located close to the ESRF Experimental Hall, provides basic biochemical, biological, biophysical and crystal mounting facilities, which are available only for ESRF biological users
Your request will be accepted only if the support you asked for is not available at the ESRF.
The form should be returned to the EMBL one month before your arrival. Either return the form and your proposal to the EMBL:
- by e-mail
- by fax: C. Schaffitzel, E. Armand, M.J. Villot: +33 (0)4 76 20 71 99
The safety officer and the lab support staff must approve your request. You will be notified of their decision by e-mail.
If you intend to word during the week-end or between 7 p.m. and 8 a.m., you must wear an alert device for isolated worker, please contact Elodie Armand (+33 (0)4 76 20 94 05)
If you have any questions, please contact:
: +33 (0)4 76 20 94 05
: +33 (0)4 76 20 75 05
: +33 (0)4 76 20 71 23
* D. Lancon
: +33 (0)4 76 20 72 69
Please note that permanent visitors at the ESRF and ESRF/ILL/EMBL staff members participating in the experiment must also be indicated on these forms.