VELA and CLARA Beamtime Request Call 2019-20
08 Jul 2019



Call for VELA/CLARA Beamtime Requests for 2019/20




​After the first successful exploitation period on CLARA earlier this year, we are now announcing a call for proposals under direct access mode for beam exploitation experiments starting from 15th January 2020. The plan is to allocate ~70 shifts for external exploitation distributed over a period of 6 months to allow beam characterisation, machine development and regular machine maintenance to be interspersed in the schedule.​

Please find below the following documents which describe the process of beam allocation and other useful information. Please note that the documents have been updated since last period.

Describing mechanism for access to the VELA/CLARA: 

VELA_CLARA_Access policy​_2019.pdf

Describing VELA/CLARA accelerators and what users can expect during experimental runs: 

VELA_CLARA_Useful Information_2019.pdf

Describing the evaluation criteria for beamtime Applications:


​Beamtime request application form: 


If you plan to apply for beam time, we ask that you complete the form and return to ( by 15th August 2019. The beamtime access panel will evaluate the proposals in conjunction with internally generated technical assessments and the outcome will be communicated to you by end of October 2019.​

Contact: Angal-Kalinin, Deepa (STFC,DL,AST)