Access and User Office

CENIEH is a research centre belonging to the national network of Unique Science & Technical Infrastructures (ICTS). The ultimate goal of these infrastructures, which have to pursue a strategic approach and remain available to the whole R&D+i community, is to place the cutting-edge scientific and technical installations that they manage at the disposal of the national and the international scientific, technological, and industrial community.

ICTS offer an opening capacity percentage of their essential services under Competitive Open Access for the use by national and international public and private sector researchers, with the support of technical and administrative personnel of the ICTS. Infrastructures access is ruled by a public “Access Protocol” that describes the procedure and criteria for access to the infrastructure. The main features of  Competitive Open Access are that R+D+i quality of activities developed at the infrastructure should be proven and that requests for access should be prioritized on the basis of objective criteria.

At any time and on the basis of the access modality, the Centre is open to receive specific access requests from the technological-scientific community at and to provide assessment in the definition of their applied and technological research projects, during the drafting phase. If these access requests include the use of ICTS and if their project has been approved in competitive calls for research projects at national, European or international levels, then their entrance through Competitive Access will be prioritized for the performance of analyses, for the application of techniques and procedures, and for the use of the installations by the project researchers and/or the technicians.


CALL 2019-II

The call proposals for 2019-II is now open for the Archaeomagnetism Laboratory.

  • From: October 9th, 2019
  • Hasta : November 3th, 2019

The Proposals for 2029-II call will cover visits and experiments from November 2019 to March 2020.

  • “Type A” fee will apply to the approved proposals (see  stablished in General Rules)
  • To submit your proposal, please register through “CENIEH User Office”  or use your user name and password to create a new proposal. Fill the Competitive Access tab and select the competitive code AG2019-I.


Call 2019-II

Submission period Experiment period Call for Proposal: Competitive code Results
From 09/09/2019 to 03/11/2019 From December 2019 to March 2020 Archaeomagnetism AG2019-I  


Call for Proposal Archaeomagnetism: AG2019-I

Applications will be accepted as either laboratory services requests or to access (as qualified users) to the facility: Kappabridge MFK1-FA susceptibility bridge, and MicroMag 3900 Vibrating Sample Magnetometer (VSM), for Anisotropy of Magnetic Susceptibility (AMS) measurements, frequency dependent susceptibility, hysteresis cycles, Isothermal Remanent Magnetization (IRM) acquisition, First-order reversal curves (FORC’s), and other measurements that can be carried out with the Micromag at room temperature.

Samples details:

•          Kappabridge MKFK1-FA: Cylindrical (25.4 mm diameter, 21 mm length) specimens, or cubic specimens (up to 10 cc).

•          VSM: Either power or rock chips.

Samples can also be prepared by our staff at CENIEH.

Please provide details concerning sample size, volume, and amount of samples in the request and the measurements of interest, as well as whether the specimens are already prepared or have to be shaped and sized forthe experiment. Include this information in the “General Information” tab of the “Project/Experiment” section of the User Office portal.

For “Qualified user” access it is necessary that you include the names of the researcher/s who is going to carry out the experiments in the “Other researcher members and/or ends users of the facility” and choose the requested equipment by clickingthe icon (microscope) to select 3900 VSM MicroMag or Kappabridge MFK1-FA susceptometer.

For questions regarding samples or measurements please contact and refer to code AG2019-I

For questions regarding “User Office” portal please contact and refer to  code AG2019-I

Proposals should be submitted between October 9th and November 3th 2019 before 11:59 p.m. (Peninsular Spanish time). Submissions after the deadline will not be considered.


CALL 2019-I 

The call proposals for 2019-I is now open for Computed Microtomography and Archaeomagnetism laboratories.

  • Opening: September 9th, 2019
  • Deadline: September 23th, 2019

Call for Proposals for 2029-I call will cover experiments from October 2019 to December 2019.

  • All the competitive access applied A fees stablished in General Rates
  • To submit your proposal, please register on the CENIEH User Office or use your user and password and create a new proposal. Fill the Competitive Access tab and select the competitive code MI2019-I.


Call 2019-I

Submission period Experiment period Call for Proposal: Competitive code Results
From 09/09/2019 to 23/09/2019 From October 2019 to December 2019 Microcomputed Tomography: MI2019-I Call Results MI2019-I


Call for Proposal Microcomputed Tomography: MI2019-I

This call is to give access to the use of the Microtocomputed Tomography equipment (Phoenix V | Tome | X s 240 model of GE Measurement & Control) to develope research projects for a total of 100 hours of use of the equipment.

The cycle will cover experiments from October 2019 to December 2019.

The Microtocomputed Tomography has two X-ray tubes, a 240 kV Microfocus and a 180 kV Nanofocus. Both are available.

For this application, it is important you provide a detailed description of the number of samples to be scanned/radiographed and their characteristics (such as size, weight and the materials they are composed of) in the General Information tab of the Project/Experiment section of the User Office portal. 

For questions during the development of the project contact referring to the code MI2019-I

For more information or help with the User Office portal, contact referring to the code MI2019-I

You can submit your proposals between 9th September and 23th September 2019 before 11:59 p.m. (Peninsular time). Any electronic request received beyond the date and the time indicated above will not be evaluated.