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Access to the HiLASE Facility Beam time applications for the period 10/2018 – 9/2019

Dear Colleagues,

we invite proposals for access to the Perla C and Bivoj lasers and LIDT and LSP target areas for the period 10/2018 – 9/2019. The call will be open as of Friday, 4th May, 2018. The deadline for submissions is Friday, 29th June, 2018, 12 p.m.

All proposals need to be done via the electronic HiLASE Open Access Proposal Management System.

All submitted proposals will be evaluated. Evaluation process has 2 parts:
▪ Formal evaluation and internal technical assessment  – internal evaluation within the HiLASE Centre under the responsibility of the Open Access Manager
▪ External evaluation and scoring – only technically feasible proposals will be evaluated by the Facility Access Panel (independent international board of experts)

Proposal will be assessed with the following criteria (from the Open access methodology):
▪ Scientific merit, taking into account the interest of the Community.
▪ Priority will be given to user groups who have not previously used the infrastructure and who would not normally have access to it.
▪ Selection will also take into account that the contract is intended to finance primarily short visits to the infrastructure.

Successful proposals will get access to the HiLASE infrastructure. Experimental slots of one week are available, although both shorter and longer experiments can be accepted. In order to facilitate more efficient and cost-effective experiments at HiLASE, we are closely managing the number of personnel present during experiments. If your proposal is successfully evaluated, HiLASE responsible person will contact you well in advance to facilitate the efficient organisation and planning of your campaign. We thank you for your cooperation.


1. Register on https://beamtime.hilase.cz as an user in the electronic HiLASE Open Access Proposal Management System. You will receive a confirmation of your registration.

2. Login into the system and start you application via „My proposals“ → „Submit a new proposal“. You need to fill entire proposal to be able to submit it. Do not forget to read carefully the declaration at the end. If needed you can enclosed PDF documents to the proposal. You can interrupt the application anytime. This will create a proposal draft which you can complete later on.

3. Read carefully the Open Access Methodology as well as the Specifications of different lasers and target areas.

4. We encourage you to contact an appropriate staff member to discuss your requirements (laser parameters/target area requests etc.) prior to submission. In particular, any non-standard configurations or technical requirements should be discussed with the appropriate facility staff (see below). To enable us to provide a technical feedback to the access panel, please make sure that you provide as many experimental details as possible in the proposals.

5. If you need any support from our side, please contact following team members:
▪ Open Access Manager: lucianetti@fzu.cz, tel.: 00420 314 007 707
▪ Perla C: smrz@fzu.cz, tel.:  00420 314 007 752
▪ Bivoj: divoky@fzu.cz, tel.: 00420 314 007 721
▪ LSP target area: brajer@fzu.cz, tel.: 00420 314 007 758
▪ LIDT target area: vandaj@fzu.cz, tel.: 00420 314 007 747
▪ Panel Coordinator:  svobodav@fzu.cz), tel.: 00420 314 007 719

6. Successful application submission is confirmed online immediately and via email.

If you have further questions or any complications with the electronic system, please contact Jana De Merlier, e-mail: demerlier@fzu.cz .