Regular proposals at PETRA III

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Regular proposals at PETRA III

  • valid for ½ year (September Call: ~January-June, March Call: ~July-December)
  • each proposal is valid for one beamtime at one beamline only
  • submission via DOOR only during call periods
  • proposal is restricted to 2 DIN A4 Pages, template has to be used
  • beamtime application is submitted along with proposal during the call period
Template for regular proposals for PETRA III beamlines
Template for regular proposals for PETRA III beamlines

Regular proposals at PETRA III with scientific focus

DESY provides beamtime at PETRA III for proposals with strong scientific impact.
Outline the scientific aspects of your project in the proposal as usual. Your proposal is automatically considered for review of the scientific impact.

Regular proposals at PETRA III with socio-economic focus

DESY provides beamtime for scientific proposals with strong socio-economic impact.

Leader and/or PI of the proposal has to be affiliated with a university or research institution. The socio-economic aspects of the proposal has to be elaborated as outlined in the proposal template. Your proposal will then be considered for review of the socio-economic impact in addition to the scientific evaluation.

As for regular proposals with scientific focus, the results have to be published; in any case the data will be open to the public after an embargo period of 3 (+2) years.

In addition, a proposal with socio-economic impact, has to fulfill at least one of the following criteria:

  • Presentation of a robust and credible exploitation plan
  • Project requests preparation studies for raising a startup company
  • Project is a pre-commercial development and has a technical readiness level (TRL, see below) of minimum 4

If the reviewers account the criteria of socio-economic impact as not being fulfilled, your proposal will automatically be evaluated as regular proposal with scientific focus.

Definition Technical Readiness Level (TRL) for pre-commercial developments

TRL

Definition

TRL 1

Basic principles observed

TRL 2

Technology concept formulated

TRL 3

Experimental verification of the concept

TRL 4

Technology tested in the laboratory

TRL 5

Technology checked in a relevant environment (for key technologies in an industry-oriented environment)

TRL 6

Technology tested in a relevant environment (for key technologies in an industry-oriented environment)

TRL 7

Test of a system prototype in real life

TRL 8

System is complete and qualified

TRL 9

System works in an operational environment (competitive manufacturing in key technologies or space)