Who can apply
The only eligible research teams (made of one or more researchers) for HERMES-TARI are those that conduct their research activity in the EU Member States (Austria, Belgium, the Republic of Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Slovakia, Slovenia and United Kingdom) other than Germany, or in the Associated States (*). They must be entitled to disseminate or arrange dissemination of the knowledge generated under the project carried out at the Infrastructure (exception may be made for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises - SMEs - teams). Furthermore, their interest should lie in doing research with the HERMES spectrometer.
Users can either apply for access to HERMES to carry out new measurements, or join existing research activities.
(*) for the purpose of this contract, Associated States
are 3 candidate countries: Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey and 5
non-candidate countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein,
Israel, Norway and Switzerland.
How to apply
Eligible researchers wishing to have access to HERMES will be required to submit to HERMES written Proposals describing the work that they wish to carry out and all information requested in the HERMES-TARI Application Form. The applications will be done according to the Call for Proposals, issued once per year. The Call for Proposals will be publicized through the HERMES website (http://www-hermes.desy.de) and with the tools used by the HadronPhysics I3 Project to disseminate knowledge and give information about the activities .
Applications must be sent by mail to the following address:
or by fax to the following number:
Proposals can be submitted any time during the contract period. However the Proposals submitted after the deadline will be considered in the following Call for Proposals period.
Call for proposals and deadlines
Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron: HERMES
Transnational Access to Research Infrastructures
"Strongly Interacting Matter" (acronym: "HadronPhysics")
1st Call for Proposals
The HERMES-experiment at DESY, Germany has been financed by the European Commission to give access to researchers from 1/1/2004 to 31/12/2006, whithin the Integrated Intrastructures Initiative "Strongly Interacting Matter" (acronym: "HadronPhysics"). This contract includes the opportunity for European research groups, performing or planning a research activity at HERMES, to
to cover subsistence and travel expenses.
The only eligible research teams (made of one or more researchers) are those that conduct their research activity in the EU Member States, other than Germany, or in the Associated States.
Proposals must be submitted in writing by using the HERMES-TARI Application Form. They must describe the research project that the group wishes to carry out at HERMES, including the number of researchers involved, the duration of the project and the research facility of interest. Submitted proposals will be evaluated on the basis of scientific merit and interest for the European Community by a Users Selection Panel of international experts. The results will be communicated to the Group Leaders. Applications must be sent by 30 September 2004 to:
e-mail: E.C.Aschenauer, S.Krohn
|Calls for Proposals||Deadlines for submission||Estimated dates of decision|
|1 June 2004||30 September 2004||October 2004|
|15 December 2004||15 January 2005||February 2005|
|01 January 2006||01 March 2006||May 2006|
|01 July 2006||01 September 2006||October 2006|
|01 January 2007||01 March 2007||May 2007|
Future calls will be issued once or twice per year depending on the finance situation
The financial support will be
provided by the European Commission through DESY. Approved requests
will be financed on a per day basis. 52 Euro per day for the first 3 days all
following days 41 Euro per day for travles below 30 days. If trips are longer than 30 days the per diem is 41 Euro per day starting from the first day.
Travel expenses will be reimbursed (economy fares only).
DESY administrative rules will be applied.
Eligible researchers and/or projects wishing to have access to HERMES within the TARI are selected on the basis of scientific merit by the User Selection Panel (USP). The Panel is formed by 5 members: 3 external members and two internal members, chosen on the basis of their internationally recognized experience.
USP duties include the monitoring of the progress of the approved projects and of the TARI contract at large. At the completion of a project, the USP also examines the final reports, which, along with the published results, constitute the main deliverables. Published results obtained within the TARI programme, should explicitly quote it.
Communication of the evaluation result will be sent to the Group Leader.
The entire scientific program of HERMES is evaluated twice a year by an International Scientific Committee. The Committee is formed by 13 members chosen among the prominent scientists in the national and international community and by the DESY Directors. The mission of the Committee is to monitor the progress of the ongoing experiments, to evaluate and recommend new experimental proposals to be carried out at the Lab and to examine the Lab short and long term plans.
Other more specialized Committees are also enforced, in order to guarantee access to the facilities, following the principle of scientific excellency, transparency, fairness and impartiality.
DESY / HERMES structure and services
DESY includes the Research Divisions, for High Energy Physics and Synchrotron radiation, the Accelerator Division and the Administrative Department, for a total of about 1200 staff persons. External visitors to DESY amount to about other 2000 persons/year. External users can take advantage of all the services and structures of the lab. These include:
Computing Service: it makes available to all users the access to several computing clusters and servers, a high b.w. LAN (100 Mb/s) and a high performance WAN (GARR-B). Highly skilled personnel is available for consulting in all the relevant aspect of computing, data handling and networking across different hardware and software platforms;
Library: open 24 h/day for loan. It contains about 20,000 books and 16,000 magazines, about 150 journals and preprints, with easy online access to the catalogue and to several journals, with full text capabilities;
Mechanical engineering support service equipped with modern CAD for designing large and complex structures as well as developing new-technology detectors;
Fully equipped mechanical workshops;
Cryogenic and vacuum laboratory and facilities;
A service group for the transport, installation and surveying of detector and accelerator components;
Fully equipped large assembly areas, including large clean rooms;
Electronic service to design, assemble and support research equipment;
Store section: goods arrivals, reception, electronic catalogues, stock control storage;
Scientific Information Service that publishes DESY preprints, proceedings of conferences and schools held at DESY. It supports organisation of international conferences, workshops; and schools, educational and cultural events.