Same dead lines each year as standard proposals:
BAG proposals can be submitted, up to three beamlines for complementary studies, to PROXIMA1 and/or PROXIMA 2A (Macromolecular crystallography) and/or SWING (Small Angle X-ray Scattering).
Single projects on either PROXIMA 1 or PROXIMA 2A or SWING can still use the standard proposal system.
SOLEIL BAG duration is ONE YEAR.
In order to facilitate BAG shifts allocation and management, SOLEIL Board of Directors has decided to open call for BAG proposals only on odd calls, from the 11th and for the 13th, the 15th,… calls; so that the beamtime allocation period will cover the entire year.
For BAG in progress at SOLEIL which end mid-2013, the BAG coordinators can request, at the 11th call, and if appropriate, a complementary number of shifts to complete year 2013.
SOLEIL BAG proposals are prepared and submitted online, in a similar way as SOLEIL Standard proposals and using the same tool, the SUN set data base, from the User Menu.
To start the BAG submission you need to click on:
Submit a new proposal
And then select:
Block Allocation Group Proposal
The SOLEIL BAG proposal for Macromolecular crystallography (PROXIMA1 and /or PROXIMA 2A) and/or for SAXS on Proteins in solution (SWING) requires the completion of 5 steps including the submission.
Proposals must be written in English.
The steps are the following:
1/ General part of the proposal
This consists in supplying the following information in the on-line 'form':
• Proposal title
• Research area of the proposal
• Is the proposal a new one, are submission of (N°) or continuation of a previous one (N°)?
• General summary
• Name of the BAG coordinator
• Beamline requirements
• Total estimated number of shifts required
• Laboratory support facility access required (chemistry lab. 1, chemistry lab. 2 (with restricted access), biology lab.)
Please pay a particular attention that The BAG coordinator is the person in charge of submitting and managing the BAG proposal.
He/she is the only contact person to SOLEIL for all administrative issues related to the BAG proposal and he/she is responsible for collecting and transmitting all information between the BAG Members and SOLEIL.
2/ BAG Constitution
Each BAG identifies one person acting as the "BAG Coordinator" and each BAG members identifies one person who will act as “Principal Investigator” (PI).
3/ Samples and substances declaration together with ancillary equipment declaration (for safety considerations)
Particular attention should be given to the safety aspects.
The name and characteristics of the substance(s) to be used, have to be completed carefully.
Experimental conditions requiring special safety precautions such as the use of lasers, high pressure cells, samples presenting biological dangers (for example tissue samples, bacteria, viruses), dangerous substances, toxic substances and radioactive materials, must be clearly stated in the proposal at step 3 (sample, substances and ancillary equipment declaration).
You have to declare in this step each sample or sample family (one ‘form’ per sample).
According to the type of sample or object you will have to fill in the following information using an appropriate template:
• Biochemistry sample
• Chemical sample (gas, liquid, solids, ...)
In the particular case of biological origin samples, we require you to give the name of the biological sample, the living organism from which it is derived and the way in which it was produced and purified.
Moreover, any ancillary equipment supplied by the user must conform to the appropriate French regulations (mechanical, electrical, high pressure, …) and eventually to SOLEIL specifications.
This information will be forwarded to the beamline manager, to the safety group, and to the requested SOLEIL laboratories.
Failure in providing this information will mean that the application will NOT be accepted.
4/ Results from previous proposals
5/ Proposal Submission