Mass spectrometer

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 November 2014 meeting of the NIGFSC is 8th October 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.

Sample analysis at NIGL

NERC Isotope Geoscience Facilities Steering Committee

NIGFSC Membership November 2014

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

Prof S Bottrell (May 2010-Nov 2015)
School of Earth and Environment
The University of Leeds
Leeds, LS2 9JT
Tel: +44 113 343 5228
Email: ear6shb@leeds.ac.uk

Dr S Hanshaw (May 2014-Nov 2017)
Arts & Humanity Research Council
Polaris House
North Star Avenue
Swindon, SN2 1FL
Tel: +46 (0)1793 416063
Email: s.hanshaw@ahrc.ac.uk

Dr A Henderson (Nov 2014-May 2018) School of Geography, Politics and Sociology
Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU
Tel: +44 (0)191 208 3086
Email: andrew.henderson@ncl.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

Dr J Pike (Nov 2013-May 2017)
School of Earth & Ocean Sciences
Cardiff University
Cardiff, CF10 3AT
Tel: +44 (0)29 2087 5181
Email: pikej@cardiff.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 2011-Nov 2014)
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 November 2014

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

Dr D J Condon (Nov 2014-May 2018)
NERC Isotope Geosciences Laboratory
(NIGL Geochronology & Tracers Facility)
British Geological Survey
Environmental Science Centre
Nicker Hill
Keyworth

Nottingham, NG12 5GG
Tel: +44 (0) 115 936 3191
E-mail: dcondon@bgs.ac.uk

Dr A Gardner (N/A)
ES Facilities Management Team
British Geological Survey
Environmental Science Centre
Nicker Hill
Keyworth
Nottingham, NG12 5GG
Tel: +44 (0) 115 936 3330
E-mail: adga@bgs.ac.uk

Prof M J Leng
NERC Isotope Geosciences Laboratory
(NIGL Stable Isotope Facility)
Centre for Environmental Geochemistry
British Geological Survey
Environmental Science Centre
Nicker Hill
Keyworth, NG12 5GG
Tel:  +44 (0) 115 936 3515
E-mail: mjl@nigl.nerc.ac.uk

Dr D Mark (N/A)
Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre
Rankine Avenue
East Kilbride
Glasgow, G75 0QF
Tel: +44 (0) 1355270194
E-mail: D.Mark@suerc.gla.ac.uk

Prof R R Parrish (N/A)
NERC Isotope Geoscience Services & Facilities (NIGSF)
British Geological Survey
Environmental Science Centre
Nicker Hill
Keyworth
Nottingham, NG12 5GG
Tel: +44 (0) 115 936 3427
E-mail: r.parrish@nigl.nerc.ac.uk

Secretary November 2014

Dr I L Millar (N/A)
NERC Isotope Geosciences Laboratory
(Radiogenic Isotope Facility)
British Geological Survey
Environmental Science Centre
Nicker Hill
Keyworth
Nottingham, NG12 5GG
Tel: +44 (0) 115 936 3402
Fax: +44 (0) 115 936 3302
E-mail: ilm@bgs.ac.uk

No Papers required:

Administration November 2014

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


Remit

The NERC Isotope Geosciences Facilities Steering Committee exists to:

  • review applications for usage of the NERC Isotope Geosciences Laboratory (NIGL), the Argon Isotope Facility (AIF), and the Isotope Community Support Facility (ICSF)

  • 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.