[phenixbb] User proposal submission for Collaborative Crystallography at BCSB

Banumathi Sankaran BSankaran at lbl.gov
Wed Nov 5 13:37:54 PST 2008

Dear Users,

Through the Collaborative Crystallography Pilot Program  (CC) at the 
Advanced Light Source, scientists can send protein crystals to
Berkeley Center for Structural biology (BCSB) staff researchers for data 
collection and analysis. The CC Pilot Program can provide
 a number of benefits to researchers:

    * Obtain high quality data and analysis through collaborating with
      expert beamline researchers;
     * Rapid turn around on projects;
     * Reduced travel costs.

   Thumbnail Description:

  The Collaborative Crystallography program will be piloted on beamlines 
5.0.1 and 5.0.2 for one year; if successful it will be
  implemented on a permanent basis. CC proposals will go through the 
regular ALS General User proposal review process for  
  beamtime allocation. Proposals will be reviewed and ranked by the 
Proposal Study Panel, and beamtime will be allocated
  accordingly. BCSB staff will schedule the projects to fit into the 
available resources. Only non-proprietary projects will be
  accepted. As a condition of participation, BCSB staff researchers who 
participate in data collection and/or analysis must be
  appropriately acknowledged - typically being included as authors on 
publications and in PDB depositions. Please consult the
  website for additional information at:


   How To Apply:

   To submit a proposal, go to:


 Click on "protein crystallography" to begin proposal.  For question 3 
select "Collaborative PX 501/502."  For question 9, 
 please describe a specific research project with a clear end point. In 
order to request CC time for January/February 2009
 allocation period, proposals must be   submitted by November 15, 2008. 
The deadline for CC proposals for the time period
 March/April 2009 will be January 15, 2009.

Banumathi Sankaran

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