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Users' feedback to the EU:

To enable the Commission to evaluate the Research Infrastructures Action, to monitor the individual contracts, and to improve the services provided to the scientific community, each Group Leader of a user project supported under an EC Research Infrastructure contract is requested to complete the present "User Group Questionnaire". The questionnaire must be submitted once by each user group as soon as the experiments on the infrastructure come to end.

You will find the questionnaire at:

When completing the questionnaire please indicate the EC contract no. 654148 and the acronym of the host institution as given in the proposal ID you have received by email after submission of your proposal.


Users' feedback to the host institution

1. Project Summary Report

After having completed their stay at the host institution users are requested to fill out the Project Summary Report and submit it to the host institution. The form for the Project Summary Report can be downloaded here.
>> Project Summary Form (rtf-file)

2. Laserlab User Group Questionnaire

In addition, users will be asked to complete the Laserlab User Group Questionnaire. Users will receive an e-mail with a login key that will provide them with the questionnaire customised for their proposal.

The questionnaire's purpose is to get users' feed-back in order to evaluate the Laserlab access programme, to give useful advice to the individual host facilities, and to generally improve the services offered to users.

Please note that this is an additional questionnaire to the one issued by the EU that you will find at the link given above. The EU questionnaire aims only at a general evaluation of the EU Access programme.


Publications resulting from Access to a specific Research Infrastructure

Users are expected to publish their results within a reasonable time in the open literature. Suitable publicity shall be made for the access provided to users under the Laserlab-Europe contract by the European Community, specifying that the project leading to the publication has received research funding from the EC's Sevenths Framework Programme, e.g. 


The research leading to these results has received funding from LASERLAB-EUROPE (grant agreement no. 654148, European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme).

(For access projects carried out from 2012 to November 2015 (LASERLAB-EUROPE III): grant agreement no. 284464, EU FP7)

Please remember: It is a contractual obligation to acknowledge the EC support in all publications and presentations, to which users agree when they submit an application.

Open access: Users are encouraged to deposit peer-reviewed research articles or final manuscripts into an online repository, allowing for online access at no charge to EC-funded results.


Presentation of the results of your Access project

When you present the results of your Access project at scientific meetings or conferences, please also acknowledge support from Laserlab-Europe. You may use the Powerpoint slide provided here.


User Meetings

Annual User Meetings are organized bringing together the Laserlab Users and facilitating and fostering their exchanges with the infrastructures. They are a unique opportunity for the Access providers to present to the User community recent upgrades, new experimental set-up or diagnostics, and for the Users to present their scientific results. User Meetings cover a wide range of research themes in order to gather the whole User community and all the facilities.

>> More information on LASERLAB User Meetings


User Representatives

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