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How to apply for use of NIGL's facilities

If you are interested in applying for use of the isotope facilities at the NERC Isotope Geosciences Laboratory then the first step is to contact a member of staff with the appropriate expertise (see staff list). After preliminary discussions an application form should be filled in and returned to NIGL. A Steering Committee assesses submissions to NIGL twice a year, in spring and autumn.

The deadline for submission of applications to the May 2014 meeting of the NIGFSC is 2nd April 2014. Completed drafts should be made available to facility collaborators well in advance of this deadline.

The revised NIGFSC application form is now available. Please read the guidance notes before completing the form.

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Current Steering Committee membership

NIGFSC Membership November 2013

Prof S Bottrell (May 2010-Nov 2013)
School of Earth and Environment
The University of Leeds
Leeds, LS2 9JT
Tel: +44 113 343 5228
Email: ear6shb@leeds.ac.uk

Dr C Macpherson (Nov 2012-May 2016)
Department of Earth Sciences
Durham University
Science Labs
Durham, DH1 3LE
Tel: +44 (0) 191 334 2283
Email: colin.macpherson@durham.ac.uk

Dr A W Mackay (Nov 2010-May 2014)
Department of Geography
Pearson Building
University College London
London, WC1E 6BT
Nov 2010-May 2014
Tel: +44 (0)20 76790558
Email: a.mackay@ucl.ac.uk

Prof J Lee-Thorp (Nov 2012-May 2016)
Research Laboratory for Archaeology
University of Oxford
Dyson Perrins Building
South Parks Road
Oxford, OX1 3QY
Tel: +44 (0)186 528 5213
Email: julia.lee-thorp@rlaha.ox.ac.uk

Prof D Mattey (Nov 2012-May 2016)
Department of Earth Sciences
Royal Holloway
University of London
Egham, TW20 0EX
Tel: +44 (0)178 444 3582
Email: mattey@es.rhul.ac.uk

Dr T Prave (May 2012-Nov 2015)
Department of Earth Sciences
University of St Andrews
St Andrews
KY16 9AL, Scotland UK
Tel: +44 (0)1334 462381
Email: ap13@st-andrews.ac.uk

Dr M Whitehouse (May 2010-Nov 2013)
Nordsim Laboratory
Swedish Museum of Natural History
Box 50007
SE-104 05 Stockholm
Sweden
Tel: +46 (0)8 519 551 69
Email: martin.whitehouse@nrm.se

 

Ex-officio May 2013

Dr A J Boyce
Isotope Community Support Facility
Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre
Rankine Avenue
East Kilbride
Glasgow, G75 0QU
Tel: +44 (0) 1355 270143
E-mail: A.Boyce@suerc.gla.ac.uk

Prof M J Leng
NERC Isotope Geosciences Laboratory
British Geological Survey
Kingsley Dunham Centre
Keyworth, NG12 5GG
Tel:  +44 (0) 115 936 3515
E-mail: mjl@nigl.nerc.ac.uk

Prof R R Parrish
NERC Isotope Geosciences Laboratory
British Geological Survey
Kingsley Dunham Centre
Keyworth, NG12 5GG
Tel:  +44 (0) 115 936 3427
E-mail: r.parrish@nigl.nerc.ac.uk

Dr F M Stuart
Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre
Rankine Avenue
East Kilbride
Glasgow, G75 0QU
Tel: +44 (0) 1355 270133
E-mail: F.Stuart@suerc.gla.ac.uk

Dr A Parsons
Head of Scientific Services Management Team
Natural Environment Research Council
Polaris House
North Star Avenue
Swindon, SN2 1EU
Tel: +44 (0) 1793 411 679
E-mail: apar@nerc.ac.uk

Secretary May 2013

Dr I L Millar
NERC Isotope Geosciences Laboratory
British Geological Survey
Kingsley Dunham Centre
Keyworth, NG12 5GG
Tel: +44 (0) 115 936 3402
Fax: +44 (0) 115 936 3302
E-mail: ilm@bgs.ac.uk

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Administration  May 2013

Mrs B I Bullock-von Moos
NERC Isotope Geosciences Laboratory
British Geological Survey
Kingsley Dunham Centre
Keyworth, NG12 5GG
Tel: +44 (0) 115 936 3425
Fax: +44 (0) 115 936 3302
E-mail: bbullock@bgs.ac.uk

Dr M Schultz
Director, Science & Innovation Funding
Natural Environment Research Council
Polaris House
North Star Avenue
Swindon, SN2 1EU


Remit
The NERC Isotope Geosciences Facilities Steering Committee exists to:
  • review applications for usage of the NERC Isotope Geosciences Laboratory (NIGL) and also for the Argon Isotope Facility (AIF), the Isotope Community Support Facility (ICSF) and the Open University U-Series Facility (OUUSF)
 
  • monitor outputs from the four Facilities
  • provide advice to NERC Director Science and Innovation on aspects of the operations of the facilities
Director Science and Innovation, in turn, provides advice to the Science and Innovation Strategy Board of Council on Services and Facilities relevant to their remit.

Terms of reference for the NIGFSC
  1. To review applications and establish priorities for the heads of the facilities, for the allocation of those of the facilities' resources funded from the Services and Facilities Science Budget, taking into account recommendations made through the NERC peer-review mechanisms.
  2. To review the scientific quality of work undertaken by users of the facilities, based on reports and publications.
  3. To monitor the levels of user-satisfaction with the facilities and to analyse their user-bases.
  4. To give guidance to the heads of facility on improvement of the facilities' equipment, and on their service function.
  5. To receive annually a report from each head of facility. To report annually to the Director Science and Innovation and to provide advice at other times as appropriate.
 
  1. To advise NERC Director Science and Innovation on:
    1. the level and direction of the internal R&D programme for the facility
    2. anticipated changes in requirements from the facility and the consequential anticipated levels of future demand for the facility
    3. other matters as appropriate.
Membership constraints
Membership of the committee will be decided by the Director of Science and Innovation with any advice from the Science and Innovation Strategy Board and suggestions from the committee itself. It will include the Superintending Officers of the facilities and a representative from Scientific Facilities and Technology Group, NERC Swindon Office.

Members, other than ex-officio members will be invited to serve for a term of up to four years with a maximum extension of a further two years. The chairperson will serve a maximum of four years.
 
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