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Applying for Beamtime

If you are new to synchrotron facilities, we recommend starting with Step 1. If you are an experienced user, you can skip to Step 3. All users should read Step 4 thoroughly for important information to access the NSRRC.

►Step 1: Identify Your Technique and Beamline
►Step 2: Register Yourself on the NSRRC User Website

Please visit the URL at ( ) and complete your personal information to register as NSRRC user. Then you will have your own user account and password to apply your beamtime on-line.

►Step 3: Apply Your Beamtime

With your user account, you can apply your beamtime at After you have logged in to your user account, please choose “Proposal” --- “Apply”to submit the application (you can choose to define your proposal information or to copy the proposal information from previous proposals by clicking appropriate button) on line. You will be informed of the evaluation result and beamtime schedule (if any) by e-mail about 1 month before the experiment cycle starts.

In case the website is down or if you cannot submit your application online, you can download and complete the A1e form (for new proposal application) or A3e form (for continued proposal application) at and send it to by e-mail.

►Step 4: Access to the NSRRC

•4-1. Before You Arrive ( * = required)

* User Card Application
NSRRC storage ring and booster area is classified as a radiation control area. Outside users should receive safety training before they are allowed to enter radiation control area, and the user card and radiation badge service will be activated. Please apply your User Card at . The User Card application procedure can be completed online prior to arrival at the NSRRC and is strongly recommended since it saves a considerable amount of time during the check-in process at the NSRRC.

* Experiment Safety Approval Form
An Experiment Safety Approval Form (ESAF) must be completed for every experiment at the NSRRC to reduce or eliminate possible risks and hazards associated with your experiment. ESAFs must be submitted prior to the start date of your experiments. After logged in at , click Schedule >> ExpSafety to complete the form, click the View icon to print out the form, and fax it to +886-3-579-0572. In case of internet failure, please complete and return A2e form at .

* What you MUST bring
All users must bring proper identification (passport for international user) during their visits to NSRRC. Failure to possess current identification may result in your inability to be granted access to the NSRRC.

Travel and Stay
Information on travel to NSRRC can be found at .
Specific details on housing rates and reservations on the NSRRC can be found at .

•4-2. Upon Arrival ( *= required)

* NSRRC Check-In
New users and users with expired User Card are required to check-in at the Users Administration Office at Research Building, room S207 (Ext: 7203/7205/7207/7213), during the regular work week (Monday through Friday) between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., to pick up your User Card, Radiation Badge, and complete other necessary documents. Users with active User Card may access the NSRRC experimental floor at any time during normal operations.  

* Operation Fee
If your research is for profit purpose, you need to contact the Finance Department of NSRRC, and pay the operational fee (NTD25,000 per 8 hours ) before start of your experiment.  

* Gate Access at NSRRC Entrance
Users will need to present their NSRRC User Card.

* Beamline Training
After checking in with the NSRRC User Administration Office, contact your
Beamline Staff to take you to the beamline, and do some beamline training. This training is beamline specific and will be executed by the Local Contact at the beamline upon arrival.

User Services
The NSRRC Users Administration Office offers numerous other User Services, you can find and apply for it at

•4-3. Before You Leave ( * = required)

* International User
Please return your User Card and Radiation Badge to Users Administration Office during the regular work week (Monday through Friday) between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
If leaving NSRRC after office hours, please return your User Card to the guardroom located at the main entrance or drop it in the Guesthouse check out box along with your room key.

* Domestic User
Please place your badge in one of the slots at the Personnel Dosimeter Cabinet located at the main entrance of storage ring.
If leaving NSRRC after office hours, please return your room key to the guardroom located at the main entrance or drop it in the Guesthouse check out box.

•4-4. After You Leave ( * = required)

*Acknowledgements Statements
User should acknowledge the NSC (National Science Council) and NSRRC (National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center) in her/his publications (including academic presentation, paper, and patent).
*Reporting Requirements
User should submit all kinds of research results (such as activity reports and publication list) to NSRRC User Administration Office on request.