We have been launched a program called “SACLA Research Proposals for Complementary Use of SPring-8, J-PARC MLF, and/or HPCI including the K computer / the supercomputer Fugaku” to promote the combined use of SACLA and these three large-scale facilities in Japan since 2017A:
- SPring-8 (synchrotron radiation facility)
- J-PARC MLF (neutron facility)
- HPCI including the K computer / the supercomputer Fugaku (public computational resource of High Performance Computing Infrastructure including the K computer / the supercomputer Fugaku; the same shall apply hereinafter)
This program is an extension of the former “Complementary Use Program among SPring-8, J-PARC MLF and the K computer” that has operated since 2014A, and treated under the category of “Non-Proprietary Research”.
You can apply to this program after submitting relevant research proposals to the individual facilities and receiving acceptance. Alternatively, you may submit a proposal if you plan to submit the relevant proposals to the individual facilities in the future.
For information on how to submit your proposal to the individual facilities, please refer to the links below.
- JASRI for SPring-8 application
- CROSS for J-PARC MLF application
- RIST for HPCI including the supercomputer Fugaku application
2. Application Method
◆SACLA UI site: http://sacla.xfel.jp/?lang=en
Top Page > Log in to My Page > Application/Reporting > Proposal Submission > New
- Step 1 (Type of research): Check “Non-Proprietary Research.”
- Step 2 (Type of proposal): Select “General Proposal.”
- Step 3: Check “SACLA Research Proposal in Complementary Use of SPring-8, J-PARC MLF or HPCI including the K computer / the supercomputer Fugaku”
- Step 4:
(1)[Complementary Use Facility]
Please make sure to check the complementary use facilities (multiple selections allowed)
(2)[Abstract for Complementary Use]
In the Complementary Use section of your online application form, please make sure to indicate that your proposal is intended for combined use of SPring-8, J-PARC MLF or HPCI including the K computer / the supercomputer Fugaku. Specify research goals, why you require complementary use of facilities, expected results from complementary use of facilities, etc.
In addition, please make sure to also state the following information regarding SPring-8, J-PARC MLF or HPCI including the K computer / the supercomputer Fugaku applications.
(a) If you have already carried out experiments at SPring-8, J-PARC MLF or HPCI including the K computer / the supercomputer Fugaku, please state relevant information such as name(s) of facility(ies), date(s) of research, the proposal number(s), title(s) of the experiment(s), name(s)/affiliation(s) of project leader(s), and the research group name(s).
(b) If you plan to apply for use of SPring-8, J-PARC MLF or HPCI including the K computer / the supercomputer Fugaku at the same time as SACLA, please state application information such as name(s) of facility(ies), date(s) of research, title(s) of experiment(s), name(s)/affiliation(s) of project leader(s) or research group name(s) (including those which are scheduled).
Please note that we may refer to CROSS or RIST for information about your application for use of J-PARC MLF and HPCI including the K computer / the supercomputer Fugaku, respectively.
3. Proposal Review
Per the explicit indication of proposals applying to this program, peer reviews are conducted for the scientific and technological significance, and the research strategy. Please click the following link for more details: http://sacla.xfel.jp/?page_id=16217&lang=en#8proposalreview.
The proposals submitted to the other facilities will be reviewed independently by JASRI (SPring-8), CROSS (J-PARC MLF), and RIST (HPCI including the K computer / the supercomputer Fugaku), respectively. An acceptance by one facility thus does not indicate the approval of others, i.e., each proposal will be independently evaluated for each program irrespective of the review results from the others.
4. Publication of Research Results: Registration of Publication
Publish your results in the form of a refereed journal (incl. refereed proceedings and Doctoral thesis), a SPring-8/SACLA Research Report refereed by JASRI, or a technical journal approved by JASRI, and register the published works with the Publications Database within three years from the end of the half-year research term. In the publications, please clearly state that the results were obtained through the use of the SACLA, J-PARC MLF or HPCI including the K computer as well as the SPring-8.
5. Contact/Consultation for this program
SPring-8/SACLA Users Office
Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI)
1-1-1 Kouto, Sayo-cho, Sayo-gun
Hyogo 679-5198 Japan