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 user@cenieh.es 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.

OPEN CALLS

CALL 2021-VI

Electronic Spin Resonance Dating Laboratory SR2021-II

Open call 2021-VI for competitive accesses for ESR dating of optically bleached quartz grains (in sediments or sedimentary rocks) at the Electronic Spin Resonance Dating Laboratory. The objective is to provide support to the research through the use of the analytical facilities.

  • From: 13th September 2021
  • To: 17th October 2021

The call 2021-VIE includes:

  • Sample preparation, measurement and laboratory analysis of samples collected by the user (*), as well as the data reduction, interpretation and ages estimates.
  • Laboratory staff might collect the samples in the field if requested.

Sample preparation and laboratory analyses, which will be carried out upon samples arrival, could last up to 24 months, depending on samples properties and the used processes.

  • Rate A fees, established in General Fees, will be applied to the accepted competitive access requests.
  • To submit your proposal please register through “CENIEH User Office” or login with  your “username” and password Fill the Competitive Access tab and select the competitive code SR2021-II.

Call 2021-VI

Submission period

Experiment period

Call for Proposal: Competitive code

Results

From 13/09/2021 until 17/10/2021

Laboratory: from samples reception to December 2023

Electron Paramagnetic Resonance SR2021-II

 

Call for Proposal Electron Spin Resonance Dating: SR2021-II

 

The open call includes field work for simple collection if needed, sample preparation, laboratory analyses, data reduction and interpretation of the results.

The possibility that the samples are taken directly by the applicants, albeit under specific conditions of sample collection and acceptance requirements, will also be considered.

This call is for a total of 10 samples.

 Samples should be received between Noverber to December, 2021. Final results will be delivered not later than December 2023, depending on the samples arrival, and the specific properties of the samples. 

Please provide the following information for the submission, through the “User Office”:

• Short summary of the proposal (2 pages maximum).

• General description Geological context.

• Chronological context (Holocene, Pleistocene, Pliocene) and sedimentary context (karst, fluvial, aluvial, etc.)

• Whether samples have been already collected. IN that case, please contact the Laboratory staff for the necessary information that needs to be provided.

• Number of samples.

• Additional information that could be of relevance for the experiment.

For questions regarding samples or measurements please contact: davinia.moreno@cenieh.es   y mariajesus.alonso@cenieh.es

For questions regarding “User Office” please contact user@cenieh.es, and refer to code SR2021-II

Proposals should be submitted between 13th September to 17th October and before 11:59 p.m. (Peninsular Spanish time). Submissions after the deadline will not be considered.

 (*)The maximum number of samples granted by this competitive accesses may vary from those requested based on the number of applications received and the scientific interest as determined by the Access Committee for each application. It is recommended not to include more than 5 samples per access request.

 

 

CLOSED CALLS

CALL 2021-V

Uranium Series Dating SU2021-I

The call for competitive access 2021-V is now open for proposals for the Uranium Series dating laboratory at the CENIEH. The objective of this call is to offer the facilities to support research projects.

  • Opening: July 16th, 2021
  • Deadline: September 13th, 2021

The  2021-V call covers:

The Scope of this Call is the application of MC ICP-MS for dating purposes of Pleistocene pristine carbonates.

The preparation and laboratory analysis, carried out from the reception of samples in the laboratory until July 2022, when final reports will be provided.

  • Rate A fees, established in General Fees, will be applied to the accepted competitive access requests.
  • To submit a proposal, please register on the CENIEH User Office or use your username and password to create a new proposal. Fill in the Competitive Access tab and select the competitive code SU2021-I.

Call 2021-V

Submission period Experiment period Call for Proposal: Competitive code Results
From 16/07/2021 until 13/09/2021

Laboratory: from samples reception to June 2022

Uranium Series Dating SU2021-I  

Call for Proposal Uranium Series Dating: SU2021-I

The service request comprises the sample preparation, including drilling for subsampling if necessary, uranium and thorium separation in a metal free clean lab facility, measurement by Thermo NEPTUNE MC ICP-MS, data reduction and interpretation by means of age production. The possibility that samples are taken directly by the applicants will also be considered, although under specific conditions of sample collection and acceptance requirements.

The call is for a total of 30 samples to be processed between November 2021 and May 2022.

Samples should be received in October to November. The final results will be reported not later than July 2022, depending on the date of the samples arrival to the laboratory, their typology and characteristics.

For this call, the applicant should provide in the General Information tab of the Project/Experiment section of the User Office portal at least the following requirements:

·        If samples are already collected

·        Number of samples

·        Estimated age range

·        Purpose of the age determination

·        Description of the context where samples were collected.

·        If known, indicate the uranium and thorium concentration, and potential compounds that could affect the final result (presence of detritus or organic matter and level, suspicion of other mineral compounds apart to CaCO3…).

·        Location of samples, archaeological site, etc...

·        Other information that is considered of interest for the evaluation of the proposal.

For questions during the proposal preparation (samples, preparation procedure, analysis, etc.) please contact: fernando.jimenez@cenieh.es   and mailys.richard@cenieh.es, referring to the code SU2021-I

For more information or help with the User Office portal, please contact  user@cenieh.es, referring to the code SU2021-I

Proposals should be submitted between 16th July and 13th September 2021 before 11:59 p.m. (local time, CET+1). Any electronic request received beyond the date and the time indicated above will not be considered.

CALL 2021-IV

Luminiscence Dating LM2021-I

The call for competitive access 2021-IV is now open for proposals for the Luminescence dating laboratory at the CENIEH. The objective of this call is to offer the facilities to support research projects.

  • Opening: April 26th, 2021
  • Deadline: May 30th, 2021

The  2021-IV call covers:

- A period for fieldwork to collect samples, preferably from July to October 2021.

- The preparation and laboratory analysis, carried out from the reception of samples in the laboratory until June 2022, when final reports will be provided.

  • Rate A fees, established in General Fees, will be applied to the accepted competitive access requests.
  • To submit a proposal, please register on the CENIEH User Office or use your username and password to create a new proposal. Fill in the Competitive Access tab and select the competitive code LM2021-I.

Call 2021-VI

Submission period Experiment period Call for Proposal: Competitive code Results
From 26/04/2021 until 30/05/2021

Fieldwork: from July to October 2021.

Laboratory: from samples reception to June 2022

Luminiscence Dating LM2021-I Call results LM2021-I

Call for Proposal Luminiscence Dating: LM2021-I

The aim of this call is to give access to and to regulate the service requests for the Luminescence dating laboratory at CENIEH, which includes Optically Stimulated Luminescence (OSL) dating of sediments.

The submitted proposals will be evaluated by an external committee.

The service request should be for the complete process, including fieldwork and sample collection, sample preparation, measurements and data interpretation. In exceptional cases, samples collected by the applicants could be considered, although, specific conditions of collection and acceptance requirements should be discussed.

The call is opened to receive a total of 80 samples. Each individual request should not exceed 10 samples. Users can present more than one request.

Preferably, samples will be collected by October 2021. The deadline for final results report will be June 2022, based on the date of arrival of samples to the laboratory, their typology and characteristics.

Please, provide the following information in the request form at the User Office portal:

    • Brief memorandum justifying the relevance of the objectives.
    • Location of samples, archaeological site, etc.
    • Period of interest (Holocene, Pleistocene…) and sedimentary environment (karst, fluvial, etc.).
    • Number of samples.
    • Other information that is considered of interest for the evaluation of the proposal.

A brief CV of the main researcher and/or collaborators and copy of identification document (passport, id card, other) should also be provided.

For questions about this call, contact miren.delval@cenieh.es or alicia.medialdea@cenieh.es, using reference code LM2021-I.

For help with the User Office portal, contact user@cenieh.es, using reference  code LM2021-I.

Proposals can be submitted until 30th May2021.

CALL 2021-IV

Microcomputed Tomography MI2021-II

The call proposal for 2021-IV is now open for the Microcomputed Tomography laboratory.

  • Opening: April 26th, 2021
  • Deadline: May 10th, 2021

Call for Proposals for 2020-V call will cover experiments from June 2021 to August 2021.

  • 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 MI2021-II.

Call 2021-VI

Submission period Experiment period Call for Proposal: Competitive code Results
From 26/04/2021 until 10/05/2021

Laboratory: from June to August 2021

Microcomoputed Tomography MI2021-II Call results MI2021-II

Call for Proposal Microcomputed Tomography: MI2021-II

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 develop research projects for a total of 485 hours of use of the equipment*.

The cycle will cover experiments from June 2021 to August 2021.

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 that 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 belen.notario@cenieh.es referring to the code MI2021-II

For more information or help with the User Office portal, contact user@cenieh.es referring to the code MI2021-II

You can submit your proposals between 26th April and 10th May 2021 before 11:59 p.m. (Peninsular time). Any electronic request received beyond the date and the time indicated above will not be evaluated in this call.

* For technical and operational reasons it is suggested not to exceed 60 hours per proposal. If your experiment/samples requires more time we recommended to divide the proposal in successive competitive calls, as long as this is possible.

CALL 2021-III

Competitive access call 2021-III for the Electron Spin Resonance Laboratory is now open. The objective is to support research through the use of the analytical instrumentation it is equipped with.

  • Opening: March 15th 2021
  • Deadline: April 12th 2021

The call 2021-III will cover:

  • Preparation (physical preparation and irradiation*) and analysis of samples for tooth dosimetry by Qualified Users, to take place from the moment of access and of reception of samples at the Laboratory, until December 2021.

*The irradiation process does not admit qualified users and may only be performed by the Laboratory personnel-supervisor/IRA3015 operator.

Rate A” will be applicable, as established in the general rates for competitive access requests accepted.

  • To submit your proposal, register at the User Office before creating your request, or enter your user and password if you are already registered. Complete the Competitive Access tab and select the code SR2021-I.

Call 2021-III

Submission period Experiment period Call for Proposal: Competitive code Results
From 15/03/2021 until 12/04/2021

Laboratory: from reception of samples until December 2021

Electron Spin Resonance SR2021-I Call results SR2021-I

Call for Proposal Electron Spin Resonance: SR2021-I

The objective of this call is to offer access to use the equipment of the Electron Spin Resonance Laboratory both for sample preparation (physical preparation + irradiation*) and measuring the samples at ambient temperature as a qualified user.

  • The measurement conditions of the equipment are at ambient temperature.
  • Irradiation*, as part of the preparation process, will be the only part that may only be performed by the Laboratory personnel-supervisor/IRA3015 operator.

The timeframe for this analysis shall be from the reception of samples until December 2021. The maximum number of samples to be processed shall be 70 (approx. 210-300 hours of equipment use).

It is important that you state the following under the tab “General information in the Project / Experiment section” of the User Office portal:

  • The needs for use of the laboratories for sample preparation if required, and preferred periods.
  • The total number of samples to be analyzed.

For consultations while the project is under way, please contact mariajesus.alonso@cenieh.es, citing the code SR2021-I.

For further information or help with the User Office portal, contact user@cenieh.es, citing the code SR-2021-I.

Include all the information required for proposals to be properly assessed in your request:

  • It is necessary to include a brief memorandum justifying the relevance, originality and innovative nature of the objectives in relation to the state of knowledge of the subject.
  • It is necessary to include the CV of the lead researcher so their scientific record can be appraised. Optionally, the curricula of other members of the research team may be submitted for evaluation.

You may submit your proposals between March 15th and April 12th 2021, up to 23:59 hours (Madrid time). Any electronic request received after the deadline indicated will not be evaluated for this call.

CALL 2021-II

The CENIEH calls for proposals (2021-II), for the Archaeomagnetism Laboratory. The goal of this call is to provide support to research using the capabilities of the laboratory.

  • Opening: February 01th, 2021
  • Deadline: March 31st, 2021

This call proposal 2021-II includes:

- Fieldwork to collecting samples, which will be preferably from July to September

- Sample preparation and laboratory analysis, which will be carried out from the reception of samples in the laboratory until December 2021.

  • Laboratory fees apply according to the A type rate
  • To submit your proposal, please register on the CENIEH User Office or use your user and password to sign up and create a new proposal. Fill out the Competitive Access tab and select the competitive code AG2021-I.

Call 2021-II

Submission period Experiment period Call for Proposal: Competitive code Results
From 01/02/2021 to 31/03/2021

Fieldwork: from July to September 2021.

Archaeomagnetism AG2021-I Call results AG2021-I

Call for Proposal Archaeomagnetism: AG2021-I

This call is to give access and regulate service requests for the Archaeomagnetism Laboratory. It includes access in qualified user mode and/or on demand: susceptometer MFK1-FA (three frequencies), vibrating sample magnetometer (MicroMag 3900, VSM), alternating field demagnetizer LDA5 up to 200 mT, (and the PAM1 complement to generate IRM y ARM), thermal demagnetizer TD-48SC, impuls magnetizer 2G Model 670 IRM up to 1T and impulse magnetizer ASC IRM 10-30 with two magnetizer coils (of 2T and 5T repecteively), and JR6A dual spinner magnetometer.

All this with the aim to being able to carry out:

  • Anisotropyof the magnetic susceptibility analysis (various frequencies)
  • Study of rock magnetism by performing Hysteresis Cycles, acquiring Isothermal Remanent Magnetization (IRM) curves, and obtaining First Order Reversed Curves (FORC’s)
  • Isothermal remanent magnetism analysis (IRM) up to 1, 2 or 5T
  • Determination of Natural Remanent Magnetism (NRM)of samples by Thermal Demagnetization (TH) and/or Alternatin Fields (AF)
  • Anisotropy analysis of Anysteretic Remanent Magnetization (AARM) or the IRM (AIRM)

The framework for carrying out these analyses will be from the sample reception until December 2021.

For this application, the samples to be analyzed, in case that they are provided by the user and not obtained in the field by the laboratory technician, must accomplish a series of requirements:  

  • Susceptometer MFK1-FA, alternating field demagnetizer LDA5, impulse magnetizer 2G Model 670 IRM and JR6A magnetometer: cylindrical samples (21 mm high and 25.4 mm in diameter, ≈11 cm3), cubic samples (≈8 cm3) or contained in plastic boxes of similar volume. They can be prepared in the laboratory or sent by the user already prepared.
  • Impulse magnetizer ASC IRM 10-30: cylindrical samples (21 mm high and 25.4 mm in diameter, ≈11 cm3) for the 2T coil, and fragments of no more than 0.6 cm in diameter for the 5T coil.
  • Vibration magnetometer VSM: important to specify if they are powdered samples that need preparation (capsule, box, etc.) or individual fragments.

For this call, the applicant should provide in the General Information tab of the Project/Experiment section of the User Office portal the following requirements:

  • Whether or not the samples are sent already prepared for analysis or if they should be obtained at the CENIEH by the technical staff of the Archaeomagnetism Laboratory, in any case it must be indicated
    • the total number of samples to be analyzed,
    • the specific magnetic property of interest

For questions during the proposal preparation (samples, preparation procedure, analysis, etc.) please contact: claudia.alvarez@cenieh.es, referring to the code AG2021-I.

For more information or help with the User Office portal, please contact  user@cenieh.es, referring to the code AG2021-I.

Proposals should be submitted between 01st February and 31st March 2021 before 11:59 p.m. (Peninsular time). Any electronic request received beyond the date and the time indicated above will not be considered.

CALL 2021-I

The call proposal for 2021-I is now open for the Microcomputed Tomography laboratory.

  • Opening: January 13rd, 2021
  • Deadline: January 29th, 2021
  • Call for Proposals for 2020-IV call will cover experiments from March 2021 to May 2021.

  • 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 MI2021-I.

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Call 2021-I

Submission period Experiment period Call for Proposal: Competitive code Results
From 13/01/2021 to 29/01/2021 From March 2021 to May 2021 Microcomputed Tomography: MI2021-I Call results MI2021-I

Call for Proposal Microcomputed Tomography: MI2021-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 develop research projects for a total of 206 hours of use of the equipment*.

The cycle will cover experiments from March 2021 to May 2021.

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 that 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 belen.notario@cenieh.es referring to the code MI2021-I

For more information or help with the User Office portal, contact user@cenieh.es referring to the code MI2021-I

You can submit your proposals between 13rd Jamuary and 29th January 2020 before 11:59 p.m. (Peninsular time). Any electronic request received beyond the date and the time indicated above will not be evaluated in this call.

* For technical and operational reasons it is suggested not to exceed 60 hours per proposal. If your experiment/samples requires more time we recommended to divide the proposal in successive competitive calls, as long as this is possible.

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PREVIOUS CALL CLOSED

CALL 2020-IV

The call proposal for 2020-IV is now open for the Microcomputed Tomography laboratory.

  • Opening: September 23rd, 2020
  • Deadline: October 9th, 2020

Call for Proposals for 2020-IV call will cover experiments from November 2020 to January 2021.

  • 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 MI2020-II.

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Call 2020-IV

Submission period Experiment period Call for Proposal: Competitive code Results
From 23/09/2020 to 09/10/2020 From November 2020 to January 2021 Microcomputed Tomography MI2020-II Call results MI2020-II

Call for Proposal Microcomputed Tomography: MI2020-II

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 develop research projects for a total of 185 hours of use of the equipment*.

The cycle will cover experiments from November 2020 to January 2021.

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 that 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 belen.notario@cenieh.es referring to the code MI2020-II

For more information or help with the User Office portal, contact user@cenieh.es referring to the code MI2020-II

You can submit your proposals between 23rd September and 9th October 2020 before 11:59 p.m. (Peninsular time). Any electronic request received beyond the date and the time indicated above will not be evaluated in this call.

* For technical and operational reasons it is suggested not to exceed 60 hours per proposal. If your experiment/samples requires more time we recommended to divide the proposal in successive competitive calls, as long as this is possible.

CALL 2020-III

The CENIEH calls for proposals (2020-III) for the Archaeomagnetism Laboratory. The goal of this call is to provide support to research using the capabilities of the laboratory.

  • Opening: June 26th, 2020
  • Deadline: July 24th, 2020

This call proposal 2020-III includes:

  • Fieldwork to collecting samples, which will be preferably from August to September
  • Sample preparation and laboratory analysis, which will be carried out from the reception of samples in the laboratory until January 2021.
  • Laboratory fees apply according to the A type rate
  • To submit your proposal, please register on the CENIEH User Office or use your user and password to sign up and create a new proposal. Fill out the Competitive Access tab and select the competitive code AG2020-I.

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Call 2020-III

Submission period Experiment period Call for Proposal: Competitive code Results
From 26/06/2020 to 24/07/2020

Fielwork: from August to September 2020.

Laboratory: from samples reception to January 2021.

Archaeomagnetism AG2020-I Call Results AG2020-I

Call for Proposal Archaeomagnetism: AG2020-I

This call is to give access and regulate service requests for the Archaeomagnetism Laboratory. It includes access in qualified user mode and/or on demand: susceptometer MFK1-FA (three frequencies), vibrating sample magnetometer (MicroMag 3900, VSM), alternating field demagnetizer LDA5 up to 200 mT, (and the PAM1 complement to generate IRM y ARM), thermal demagnetizer TD-48SC, impuls magnetizer 2G Model 670 IRM up to 1T and impulse magnetizer ASC IRM 10-30 with two magnetizer coils (of 2T and 5T repecteively), and JR6A dual spinner magnetometer.

All this with the aim to being able to carry out:

  • Anisotropyof the magnetic susceptibility analysis (various frequencies)
  • Study of rock magnetism by performing Hysteresis Cycles, acquiring Isothermal Remanent Magnetization (IRM) curves, and obtaining First Order Reversed Curves (FORC’s)
  • Determination of Natural Remanent Magnetism (NRM)of samples by Thermal Demagnetization (TH) and/or Alternatin Fields (AF)
  • Anisotropy analysis of Anysteretic Remanent Magnetization (AARM) or the IRM (AIRM)

The framework for carrying out these analyses will be from September 2020 until January 2021.

For this application, the samples to be analyzed, in case that they are provided by the user and not obtained in the field by the laboratory technician, must accomplish a series of requirements:  

  • Susceptometer MFK1-FA, alternating field demagnetizer LDA5, impulse magnetizer 2G Model 670 IRM and JR6A magnetometer: cylindrical samples (21 mm high and 25.4 mm in diameter, ≈11 cm3), cubic samples (≈8 cm3) or contained in plastic boxes of similar volume. They can be prepared in the laboratory or sent by the user already prepared.
  • Impulse magnetizer ASC IRM 10-30: cylindrical samples (21 mm high and 25.4 mm in diameter, ≈11 cm3) for the 2T coil, and fragments of no more than 0.6 cm in diameter for the 5T coil.
  • Vibration magnetometer VSM: important to specify if they are powdered samples that need preparation (capsule, box, etc.) or individual fragments.

For this call, the applicant should provide in the General Information tab of the Project/Experiment section of the User Office portal the following requirements:

  • Whether or not the samples are sent already prepared for analysis or if they should be obtained at the CENIEH by the technical staff of the Archaeomagnetism Laboratory, in any case it must be indicated
    • the total number of samples to be analyzed,
    • the specific magnetic property of interest

For questions during the proposal preparation (samples, preparation procedure, analysis, etc.) please contact: claudia.alvarez@cenieh.es, referring to the code AG2020-I.

For more information or help with the User Office portal, please contact  user@cenieh.es, referring to the code AG2020-I.

Proposals should be submitted between 26th June and 24th July 2020 before 11:59 p.m. (Peninsular time). Any electronic request received beyond the date and the time indicated above will not be considered.

 

CALL 2020-II

The CENIEH calls for proposals (2020-II) for the Luminescence Laboratory. The goal of this call is to provide support to research using the capabilities of the laboratory.

  • Opening: June 16th, 2020
  • Deadline: July 24th, 2020

Call for Proposals for 2020-II will cover experiments from July 2020 to October 2020.

This call proposal 2020-II includes:

  • Fieldwork to collecting samples, which will be preferably from August to October
  • Sample preparation and laboratory analysis, which will be carried out from the reception of samples in the laboratory until July 2021.
  • Laboratory fees apply according to the A type rate
  • To submit your proposal, please register on the CENIEH User Office or use your user and password to sign up and create a new proposal. Fill out the Competitive Access tab and select the competitive code LM2020-I.

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Call 2020-I

Submission period Experiment period Call for Proposal: Competitive code Results
From 16/06/2020 to 24/07/2020

Fielwork: from August to October 2020.

Laboratory: from samples reception to July 2021.

Luminiscence LM2020-I Call Results LM2020-I

Call for Proposal Luminiscence: LM2020-I

 

This call is to give access and regulate service requests for the Luminescence Laboratory. It includes conventional and non-conventional extended range Optically Stimulated Luminescence (OSL) dating.

The service request is for the entire process, including fieldwork, sample collection and preparation, measurement and data interpretation. In exceptional cases, the possibility that samples are taken directly by the applicants will also be considered, although under specific conditions of sample collection and acceptance requirements.

The call is for a total of 50 samples to be processed between August 2020 and July 2021. For technical and operational reasons it is recommended to not to exceed 10 samples per proposal. If more samples are required please split the proposal in several requests.

Samples should be received in August to October. The final results will be reported not later than July 2021, depending on the date of the samples arrival to the laboratory, their typology and characteristics.

For this call, the applicant should provide in the General Information tab of the Project/Experiment section of the User Office portal the following requirements:

    • Whether fieldwork and sample collection is required
    • If samples are already collected (please indicate whether in situ gamma spectrometry is available)
    • Number of samples
    • Estimated age range
    • Description of the sedimentary environment (karst, river, etc.)
    • If known, indicate the availability of Qz or Flds in the sediment
    • Location of samples, archaeological site, etc ...
    • Other information that is considered of interest for the evaluation of the proposal.

For questions during the proposal preparation (samples, preparation procedure, analysis, etc.) please contact: miren.delval@cenieh.es, referring to the code LM2020-I.

For more information or help with the User Office portal, please contact  user@cenieh.es, referring to the code LM2020-I.

Proposals should be submitted between 16th June and 24th July 2020 before 11:59 p.m. (Peninsular time). Any electronic request received beyond the date and the time indicated above will not be considered.

CALL 2020-I 

 

The call proposals for 2020-I is now open for Microcomputed Tomography laboratory.

 

  • Opening: March 1st, 2020
  • Deadline: June 14th, 2020 (NEW DEADLINE)

Call for Proposals for 2020-I call will cover experiments from July 2020 to October 2020.

  • 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 MI2020-I.

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Call 2020-I

Submission period Experiment period Call for Proposal: Competitive code Results
From 01/03/2020 to 14/06/2020 From July 2020 to October 2020 Microcomputed Tomography MI2020-I Call Results MI2020-I

Call for Proposal Microcomputed Tomography: MI2020-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 develop research projects for a total of 160 hours of use of the equipment*.

The cycle will cover experiments from July 2020 to October 2020.

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 belen.notario@cenieh.es referring to the code MI2020-I

For more information or help with the User Office portal, contact user@cenieh.es referring to the code MI2020-I

You can submit your proposals between 1st March and 14th June 2020 before 11:59 p.m. (Peninsular time). Any electronic request received beyond the date and the time indicated above will not be evaluated in this call.

* For technical and operational reasons it is suggested not to exceed 60 hours per proposal. If your experiment/samples requires more time we recommended to divide the proposal in successive competitive calls, as long as this is possible.

 

CALL 2019-III 

The call proposals for 2019-III is now open for Microcomputed Tomography laboratory.

  • Opening: November 4th, 2019
  • Deadline: November 24th, 2019

Call for Proposals for 2019-III call will cover experiments from January 2020 to March 2020.

  • 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-II.

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Call 2019-III

Submission period Experiment period Call for Proposal: Competitive code Results
From 04/11/2019 to 24/11/2019 From January 2019 to March 2020 Microcomputed Tomography MI2019-II Call Results MI-2019II

Call for Proposal Microcomputed Tomography: MI2019-II

 

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 develop research projects for a total of 175 hours of use of the equipment*.

The cycle will cover experiments from January 2020 to March 2020.

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 belen.notario@cenieh.es referring to the code MI2019-II

For more information or help with the User Office portal, contact user@cenieh.es referring to the code MI2019-II

You can submit your proposals between 4th November and 24th November 2019 before 11:59 p.m. (Peninsular time). Any electronic request received beyond the date and the time indicated above will not be evaluated in this call.

* For technical and operational reasons it is suggested not to exceed 60 hours per proposal. If your experiment/samples requires more time we recommended to divide the proposal in successive competitive calls, as long as this is possible.
 

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.

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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 claudia.alvarez@cenieh.es and refer to code AG2019-I

For questions regarding “User Office” portal please contact user@cenieh.es 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.

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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 belen.notario@cenieh.es referring to the code MI2019-I

For more information or help with the User Office portal, contact user.office@cenieh 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.