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18th General Assembly of ESUO

The 18th ESUO General Assembly was held on 29-30th August 2022, hosted by the SOLEIL synchrotron

DIG-UM-Kick-Off Meeting

Online, 20 January 2022, 14 -17 p.m.

ErUM-Pro call published

25 August 2021: The BMBF has published the Directive for Funding Selected Topics in Research on Matter at Large Scale Facilities in the framework Research on the Universe and Matter - ErUM at (Amtlicher Teil).

ErUM-Pro-Workshops by DESY and HZB in September

19 August 2021: Preparing proposals for new instrumentation or software

Invitation to ErUM-Pro Match-Making-Workshop (FLASH & PETRA III)

Registration until Sept. 17, 2021


Dear colleagues,

The call for proposals for the upcoming round of ErUM-Pro (formerly "collaborative research") should be published in the next few days. This funding instrument, which is unique in the world, offers excellent opportunities to link university research with large-scale research institutions.

For ErUM-Pro applications, it is helpful for applicants to consult with potential partners, the user community and with the operators of the large-scale instrumentation prior to submission to ensure that the necessary prerequisites are in place and that productive continued operation of the instrumentation is guaranteed after the funding expires.

To support this coordination process, DESY Photon Science, in coordination with the Committee Research with Synchrotron Radiation (KFS) for the two radiation sources PETRA III and FLASH, invites the interested research community to a 'Match - Making' workshop (video conference) on 16 and 17 September 2021. At this workshop, the operators of the radiation sources will present their development and expansion strategy for the coming years. Furthermore, applicants and user groups will be given the opportunity to present their ideas for instrumentation proposals and to coordinate these with the radiation source operators and, if necessary, also with each other.

If you would like to participate in this workshop, please register by 10 September with:

The detailed programme of the workshop will then be compiled depending on registrations.

The following programme is planned:

Thursday Sept. 16
    09:00 - 18:00 : PETRA III

Friday Sept. 17
    09:00 - 12:00 : FLASH
    13:00 - 15:00 : Match-Making in separate Breakout - Rooms

If you have any questions, please contact for PETRA III and for FLASH. We are looking forward to a lively participation.

With best regards,

Edgar Weckert
for DESY Photon Science

ErUM-Pro Match-Making workshop (FLASH & PETRA III)

Sept. 16-17, 2021. Online

Helmholtz Photon Science Roadmap 2021

August 2 2021: The three Hemholtz centres DESY, HZB and HZDR have developed a joint future plan for their research and published as brochures (short and long version).

Tailwind for top research in Germany

Article (in English) on the background of the brochure "Forschung und Innovation stärken" (in German), 2021

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Forschung und Innovation stärken

Helmholtz Photon Science Roadmap 2021

PDF document icon HGF_Photon_Science_Roadmap_Kurzbroschuere_Version_25Juni2021.pdf — PDF document, 3.16 MB (3316138 bytes)

Funding of the consortium "DAPHNE4NFDI" within the framework of the National Research Data Infrastructure announced

02 July 2021: The DAPHNE4NFDI consortium receives funding for the establishment of a National Research Data Infrastructure

2nd Action Plan ErUM-Data Community Meeting

ErUM-Data call published

June 7 2021: Guideline for the funding of collaborative projects in the thematic field of "Software and Algorithms" for the exploration of the universe and matter (ErUM) with a focus on artificial intelligence and machine learning published in (Official Part).

Application advice ErUM-Data and ErUM-Pro

Save the date: Zoom conferences for applicants

KFS statement on restrictions of research in the pandemic

Statement of the Committee Research with Synchrotron Radiation on the restrictions of research with synchrotron radiation due to the pandemic, April 12, 2021

German-Swedish proposals for Röntgen-Ångström Cluster

Call of the BMBF, proposal deadline is May 12, 2021

Call for Proposals Promotion of Artificial Intelligence in Higher Education

March 22 2021: The BMBF funds collaborative projects at universities on the topic of artificial intelligence

Action Plan ErUM-Data Community meeting

Register until January 17, 2021!

Action Plan ErUM-Data published

From Big Data to Smart Data: Digititalisation in basic scientific research


NFDI consortium "DAta for PHoton and Neutron Experiments"

New strategy brochure of the KFS

May 12 2021: Research with photons - light for the future, spring 2020

BARI - a new offer for students

Baltic Science Network Mobility Programme for Research Internships (BARI)

DAPHNE proposal summary english

Summary of the joint NFDI proposal of neutron and synchrotron communities in Germany

PDF document icon DAPHNE-proposal-summary-en.pdf — PDF document, 40 KB (41720 bytes)

DAta from PHoton and Neutron Experiments

October 22 2019: KFS and KFN support proposal of consortium for research data management

German-Swedish proposals for Röntgen-Ångström Cluster

Call of the BMBF, proposal deadline is Sept. 04, 2019

ErUM committees have published recommendataions on digital transformation

May 10 2019: Challenges and Opportunities of Digital Transformation in Fundamental Research on Universe and Matter, April 2019

Data Science in Hamburg: New Graduate School DASHH

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