1. Decide which node might be able to help your project, and make an informal enquiry to the specialist at that node. If you’re not sure which node is most suitable, contact ARTEMI manager (Crispin Hetherington).
2. Submit a proposal using the online form. The form will ask if the project is commercially sensitive or an open collaboration with the node. The executive board will review the proposal within a week, and they may make recommendations about the experiment and length of visit.
3. Once the project is accepted, contact the coordinator at the node about how the sample should be prepared and if there are concerns about sample toxicity or magnetism. You can also ask for information about local accommodation and where and when you should arrive.
4. The visit takes place and the high-level application specialist assists with the experiment.
5. Interpretation of results is an important aspect of the visit and there should be ongoing contact with the specialist and any collaborators at the node.
6. After the visit we ask you to write a short report for us (around 200 words and 1 or 2 figures) and to acknowledge ARTEMI in any presentations and publications. Also, there is an evaluation form to comment on the arrangements for the visit so we can learn and do better next time if we need to.
7. Finally, keep an eye on this website to learn about new capabilities within ARTEMI for your future visits