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 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.

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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.