Transnational access for research on ancient materials

Research Contents / European research platform for ancient materials IPANEMA / CHARISMA

The FP7 project, CHARISMA, of the European Commission is a consortium of 21 partners (universities, museums, research centres and institutions) that are centres of excellence in scientific research devoted to cultural heritage. Among other activities, CHARISMA will support users from all institutions of the EU member countries and associates for their transnational access to medium and large-scale facilities in France and Hungary (FIXLAB).

Participating facilities How to apply?
Welcome Desk
Who can apply?

Participating facilities
The FIXLAB facilities are:
•    the AGLAE ion beam accelerator at C2RMF (Paris, France), providing elemental analysis with an external beam for whole art objects;
•    IPANEMA, the platform for ancient material research at synchrotron SOLEIL (Gif-sur-Yvette, France) for support to the access to the X-ray, UV-visible and FTIR synchrotron methods available at SOLEIL;
•    the ATOMKI nuclear microprobe (Debrecen, Hungary) for high spatial resolution measurements of microsamples;
•    BNC (Budapest, Hungary) with access to various neutron-based instruments to investigate elemental and structural composition.
How to apply?
The call is now open for transnational access.  For SOLEIL, the same application deadline apply than the regular call.
To apply please visit the CHARISMA website for information and apply using the SOLEIL SUNSET web interface.
Welcome desk
For additional information, please contact the Welcome Desk members:
contact: Loïc BERTRAND
•    AGLAE, 
contact: Lucile BECK
•    ATOMKI, contact: Aliz SIMON
•    BNC, contact: Zsolt KASZTOVSZKY

Who can apply?
The eligibility criteria can be found on the CHARISMA webpage of the SUNset.
In particular, please note that:
Access is free for users from EU member and Associated states as long as the results can be made public. Therefore the Users and User groups can apply for transnational access as they satisfy the following conditions:
(a) the User group leader and the majority of the of the group members work in an institution established in a member state of the European Union or Associated States*.
* Associated States (Version 11/3/2009): Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Iceland, Israel, Lichtenstein, Montenegro, Norway, Switzerland, Turkey, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Serbia (for adjourned Associated States see Eligible countries - Associated Countries at
(b) the User Group Leader and the majority of the group members work in a country other than the country where the legal entity operating the infrastructure is established.
(c) only user groups that are entitled to disseminate the foreground they have generated under the project are eligible to benefit from access free of charge to the infrastructure.
More information can also be found on the CHARISMA website.
Proposal submission:
CHARISMA website: