Access mechanisms to EPSRC Facilities

Investigators seeking access to major national and international facilities should apply to the relevant provider. It is the responsibility of the investigator to obtain any access needed for the research project. Planned usage should be identified on the relevant section of the proposal form.

EPSRC may provide support for access to other mid-range, facilities at universities and elsewhere. Investigators seeking the use of such services are advised to contact the appropriate provider to confirm eligibility requirements and costs prior to submitting a proposal to EPSRC.

The access mechanisms for EPSRC-supported facilities are shown in the table below. Use of facilities not listed here can be requested as part of a grant application and any costs associated with them should be listed in the Joint electronic submission (Je-S) form.

Type of Facility Name Location Partners Access Mechanism
EPSRC Mid-range Facilities A list of currently supported facilities can be found on our Mid-range facilities page Distributed Various Approach the facilities directly
High performance computing National Supercomputing Service ARCHER University of Edinburgh   See Apply for access to ARCHER
Beamlines Diamond Light Source Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, Oxfordshire   Approach the facility directly
Instruments / Beamlines ISIS Rutherford Appleton Laboratories   Approach the facility directly
Lasers Central Laser Facility Rutherford Appleton Laboratories   Approach the facility directly
Ion Beam Ion Beam Centre Surrey University   Time requested on EPSRC grants following approval from the facility.