REMINDER: Submit new proposals by Jan. 15th,
Update on Long-term Operations, and Holiday Closures

SUBMIT NEW PROPOSALS BY 4 pm PACIFIC on Tuesday, January 15, 2013. This is the only call for regular proposals in 2013. The next opportunity to submit new proposals will be in early 2014 (due to the long shutdown anticipated ~March-October 2014 to begin LCLS II tunneling construction).

Submit protein crystal screening (PCS) proposals for the CXI instrument before 4 pm PACIFIC on Tuesday, February 12, 2013.

 

Greetings LCLS User Community,

Because of the long shutdown anticipated from approximately March through October 2014 to begin LCLS II tunneling construction, we remind you that there will only be one call for new regular proposals in 2013. These new proposals are due by 4pm PACIFIC on Tuesday, January 15, 2013.

As we recently announced, we also invite users to submit short protein crystal screening (PCS) proposals for the CXI instrument before 4 pm PACIFIC on Tuesday, February 12, 2013.

Proposals submitted by these dates will be reviewed by the LCLS Proposal Review Panel (PRP) when they meet on March 13-14, 2013. The top ranked proposals will then be eligible for beam time during Run 8 which is planned from July 2013 through March 2014 (with a shutdown planned August through October 2013). The next opportunity to submit new proposals will be in early 2014.

In response to user requests for more time between proposal submission and scheduled beam time to coordinate with LCLS scientists and prepare for experiments, we have updated the tentative deadlines and long-range operations plans (see attached).
http://www-ssrl.slac.stanford.edu/lcls/users/schedules.html

Proposals guidelines are available on the LCLS proposals website:
http://www-ssrl.slac.stanford.edu/lcls/users/proposals.html

NOTE: SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) will close for the holidays at the end of the day on Friday, December 21, 2012 and continues through Monday, January 7, 2013. The Stanford Guest House will close at noon CST on Friday, December 21, 2012, and will re-open on Monday, January 7, 2013.

LCLS staff send best wishes for a happy holiday season!

 

21 December 2012