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Terms of Reference

The MLZ provides free beam time for scientific use at its instruments – under the condition that results are published in a peer reviewed journal or an equivalent paper, naming the MLZ. Please note that you agree with our Terms of Reference when submitting a proposal! Please find the acknowledgement patterns below.

Please find here information about the necessary Experimental Reports as well as the Scientific Data Policy of the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ), too.

Publications and Acknowledgments

The MLZ expects that the local contact in charge of the proposal is involved as co-author in publications mainly dealing with the results of the experiment.

Furthermore users are obliged to notify their local contacts about any publication of the results achieved at the MLZ. Please keep in mind, that without his help during the measurement, and providing the instrument the experiments would not be possible.

Proper mention shall be made of the used instrument and the operating institution, preferably on the first page.
Alternatively the following acknowledgement statement is required at the end of the publication.

  • “This work is based upon experiments performed at the [instrument name] instrument operated by [xxx] at the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ), Garching, Germany.”
    (being xxx one of the following institutions: HZG, JCNS, MPG, FRM II).

Each instrument is decribed in an article in the Journal of large-scale research facilities (JLSRF). The DOI for this article is available at the instrument's web page. Please find templates for copy & paste here:

Templates: How to cite the instruments' DOIs

ANTARES
Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum. (2015). ANTARES: Cold neutron radiography and tomography facility. Journal of large-scale research facilities, 1, A17. http://dx.doi.org/10.17815/jlsrf-1-42
BIODIFF
Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum. (2015). BIODIFF: Diffractometer for large unit cells. Journal of large-scale research facilities, 1, A2. http://dx.doi.org/10.17815/jlsrf-1-19
CDBS
Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum. (2015). CDBS: Coincident Doppler-broadening spectrometer. Journal of large-scale research facilities, 1, A23. http://dx.doi.org/10.17815/jlsrf-1-50
DNS
Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum. (2015). DNS: Diffuse scattering neutron time-of-flight spectrometer. Journal of large-scale research facilities, 1, A27. http://dx.doi.org/10.17815/jlsrf-1-33
EDM
Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum. (2015). EDM: Neutron electric dipole moment measurement. Journal of large-scale research facilities, 1, A45. http://dx.doi.org/10.17815/jlsrf-1-47
HEiDi
Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum. (2015). HEiDi: Single crystal diffractometer at hot source. Journal of large-scale research facilities, 1, A7. http://dx.doi.org/10.17815/jlsrf-1-20
J-NSE
Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum. (2015). J-NSE: Neutron spin echo spectrometer. Journal of large-scale research facilities, 1, A11. http://dx.doi.org/10.17815/jlsrf-1-34
KWS-1
Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum. (2015). KWS-1: Small-angle scattering diffractometer. Journal of large-scale research facilities, 1, A28. http://dx.doi.org/10.17815/jlsrf-1-26
KWS-2
Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum. (2015). KWS-2: Small angle scattering diffractometer. Journal of large-scale research facilities, 1, A29. http://dx.doi.org/10.17815/jlsrf-1-27
KWS-3
Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum. (2015). KWS-3: Very small angle scattering diffractometer with focusing mirror. Journal of large-scale research facilities, 1, A31. http://dx.doi.org/10.17815/jlsrf-1-28
MARIA
Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum. (2015). MARIA: Magnetic reflectometer with high incident angle. Journal of large-scale research facilities, 1, A8. http://dx.doi.org/10.17815/jlsrf-1-29
MEDAPP
Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum. (2015). MEDAPP: Fission neutron beam for science, medicine, and industry. Journal of large-scale research facilities, 1, A18. http://dx.doi.org/10.17815/jlsrf-1-43
MEPHISTO
Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum. (2015). MEPHISTO: Facility for particle physics with cold neutrons. Journal of large-scale research facilities, 1, A21. http://dx.doi.org/10.17815/jlsrf-1-48
MIRA
Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum. (2015). MIRA: Dual wavelength band instrument. Journal of large-scale research facilities, 1, A3. http://dx.doi.org/10.17815/jlsrf-1-21
NECTAR
Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum. (2015). NECTAR: Radiography and tomography station using fission neutrons. Journal of large-scale research facilities, 1, A19. http://dx.doi.org/10.17815/jlsrf-1-45
NEPOMUC
Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum. (2015). NEPOMUC: Neutron induced positron source Munich. Journal of large-scale research facilities, 1, A22. http://dx.doi.org/10.17815/jlsrf-1-49
NREX
Max-Planck-Institut für Festkörperforschung and Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum. (2015). NREX: Neutron reflectometer with X-ray option. Journal of large-scale research facilities, 1, A38. http://dx.doi.org/10.17815/jlsrf-1-30
PAES
Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum. (2015). PAES: Positron annihilation induced Auger electron spectrometer. Journal of large-scale research facilities, 1, A24. http://dx.doi.org/10.17815/jlsrf-1-51
PANDA
Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum. (2015). PANDA: Cold three axes spectrometer. Journal of large-scale research facilities, 1, A12. http://dx.doi.org/10.17815/jlsrf-1-35
PGAA
Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum. (2015). PGAA: Prompt gamma and in-beam neutron activation analysis facility. Journal of large-scale research facilities, 1, A20. http://dx.doi.org/10.17815/jlsrf-1-46
PLEPS
Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum. (2015). PLEPS: Pulsed low energy positron system. Journal of large-scale research facilities, 1, A25. http://dx.doi.org/10.17815/jlsrf-1-52
POLI
Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum. (2015). POLI: Polarised hot neutron diffractometer. Journal of large-scale research facilities, 1, A16. http://dx.doi.org/10.17815/jlsrf-1-22
PUMA
Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum. (2015).PUMA: Thermal three axes spectrometer. Journal of large-scale research facilities, 1, A13. http://dx.doi.org/10.17815/jlsrf-1-36
RESEDA
Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum. (2015). RESEDA: Resonance spin echo spectrometer. Journal of large-scale research facilities, 1, A14. http://dx.doi.org/10.17815/jlsrf-1-37
RESI
Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum. (2015). RESI: Thermal neutron single crystal diffractometer. Journal of large-scale research facilities, 1, A4. http://dx.doi.org/10.17815/jlsrf-1-23
REFSANS
Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum. (2015). REFSANS: Reflectometer and evanescent wave small angle neutron spectrometer. Journal of large-scale research facilities, 1, A9. http://dx.doi.org/10.17815/jlsrf-1-31
SANS-1
Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum. (2015). SANS-1: Small angle neutron scattering. Journal of large-scale research facilities, 1, A10. http://dx.doi.org/10.17815/jlsrf-1-32
SPHERES
Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum. (2015). SPHERES: Backscattering spectrometer. Journal of large-scale research facilities, 1, A30. http://dx.doi.org/10.17815/jlsrf-1-38
SPM
Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum. (2015). SPM: Scanning positron microscope. Journal of large-scale research facilities, 1, A26. http://dx.doi.org/10.17815/jlsrf-1-53
SPODI
Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum. (2015). SPODI: High resolution powder diffractometer. Journal of large-scale research facilities, 1, A5. http://dx.doi.org/10.17815/jlsrf-1-24
STRESS-SPEC
Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum. (2015). STRESS-SPEC: Materials science diffractometer. Journal of large-scale research facilities, 1, A6. http://dx.doi.org/10.17815/jlsrf-1-25
TOFTOF
Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum. (2015). TOFTOF: Cold neutron time-of-flight spectrometer. Journal of large-scale research facilities, 1, A15. http://dx.doi.org/10.17815/jlsrf-1-40
TRISP
Max-Planck-Institut für Festkörperforschung and Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum. (2015). TRISP: Three axes spin echo spectrometer. Journal of large-scale research facilities, 1, A37. http://dx.doi.org/10.17815/jlsrf-1-41

When a financial support has been granted to the experimental team from the operating institutions HZG, JCNS or FRM II this has to be acknowledged in any publication.

For the acknowledgement please use the following text:

  • “The authors gratefully acknowledge the financial support provided by [xxx] to perform the neutron scattering measurements at the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ), Garching, Germany.”
    (being xxx one of the following institutions: HZG, JCNS or FRM II).

Experimental Reports

  • An experimental report has to be written for each experiment performed at the MLZ.
  • Please submit it via your personal account at the User Office system, module Submit Exp. Report, within two months after your experiment.
  • There is the possibility to submit only one experimental report for multiple experiments in the scope of one proposal, in case they take place within a few weeks.

Please keep in mind that (the lack of) submitted experimental reports for former experiments is a decision factor for the referees allocating the beam time!

Two important hints:

  • The experimental report will be made accessible only twelve months after the experiment was finished. Up to then, it won't be possible to search for that report within the module View Experimental Reports of the User Office System!
  • If you would like to access your own experimental reports before they are published, please access the module Submit Exp. Report. A list of all experimental reports you have submitted will be available.

Scientific Data Policy of the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ)

1) Scope of this policy

  1. This policy is part of the terms of use of the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ).
  2. It applies to all experiments for which time is allocated through the MLZ User Office. It does not apply to purchased proprietary research.

2) Principal investigators

  1. Each experiment is carried out under the direction of a Principal Investigator (PI), who is the corresponding author of the proposal.
  2. The PI must keep his contact information in the MLZ User Office database up to date until the analysis of the experiment is completed. The PI may nominate a successor. The PI should nominate a successor if it is foreseeable that he will be unable to complete the data analysis. If a PI has deceased, or cannot be reached over an extended period of time, MLZ management may appoint a new PI.

3) Data privacy and integrity

  1. As an MLZ user, you are given access to an open computing infrastructure. Do not abuse this trust. Respect the privacy of others. Do not exploit security holes. Do not access, exploit or distribute experimental data unless you are entitled to do so.
  2. As an experimenter, you must fully cooperate in the acquisition of meaningful and complete metadata. A hand-written or electronic experiment log must be kept according to the standards defined by the instrument responsibles. Providing wrong, meaningless, or cryptic metadata is a violation of professional standards.
  3. Infringements may lead to the suspension of user accounts and denial of future beamtime requests.

4) Data preservation

  1. The PI is responsible for the preservation of experiment logs, metadata, raw data, results of data analysis and software used for data analysis, in accordance with professional standards and with the legal and contractual rules under which he is working.
  2. MLZ has the right to preserve experiment logs, metadata, raw data, and reduced data that have been generated on MLZ systems. MLZ intends to preserve these data for at least ten years, except for certain high data rate instruments (e. g. tomography). MLZ cannot be made liable for loss or unavailability of data.

5) Data access

  1. The PI has the right to distribute the experimental data.
  2. Appropriate MLZ staff (e.g. instrument scientists, computing group members) has unrestricted access to experimental data for internal purposes.

6) Publications

  1. If an experiment has led to a publication, the PI must deposit a reference in the MLZ publication data base within three months.
  2. After publication of the results, the PI should grant public access to the experimental data.
  3. MLZ intends to provide Unique Resource Identifiers (URI) for all experimental data. Once this is realised, all publications should cite the URIs of used experimental data.

Terms
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Further questions? Just ask the User Office!

Dr. Flavio Carsughi
Phone: +49 (0)89 289-10703
Dr. Ina Lommatzsch
Phone: +49 (0)89 289-10794
Ramona Bucher
Phone: +49 (0)89 289-11751

MLZ is a cooperation between:

Technische Universität München> Technische Universität MünchenHelmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht> Helmholtz-Zentrum GeesthachtForschungszentrum Jülich> Forschungszentrum Jülich