Presentation on theme: "State of the CLS: Moving Towards User Operations (It has been a very busy year!) William Thomlinson Executive Director Canadian Light Source Inc. CLS Annual."— Presentation transcript:
State of the CLS: Moving Towards User Operations (It has been a very busy year!) William Thomlinson Executive Director Canadian Light Source Inc. CLS Annual Users Meeting November 15, 2003
VISION To advance Canadian scientific and industrial capabilities by operating the Canadian Light Source Facility as the national synchrotron research and development center of excellence. MISSION Global leadership in synchrotron research and development National center of excellence of academic expertise Advance industrial competitiveness Venue to facilitate cooperative fundamental and applied science and technology Operate an industry friendly, not-for-profit facility Canadian Light Source Incorporated
NSERC Review International Peer Review Panel – Sept. 8-10 Facility Mangement and Operations Readiness Beamline Team Scientific Program Peer Review Final Report Supportive of: –Selection of Beamlines for Phase I and II –Outstanding Scientific Programs of Beamteams –CLS Management and Planning for Operations –User Community Interactions –CLS – USASK Joint Integration Concern: “…there is a real danger that this opportunity will be squandered by inadequate operations support of the facility.” “The operations budget planned for the CLS is only about 60% of the funds available for comparable facilities abroad.”
2003 User Issues - Progress 7 Beamlines proposed to CFI for funding Badging System - Implemented Housing – Allocation of initial 18 rooms at Lutheran Seminary User Services Office – Created Hiring of Beamline Scientific Staff for Phase I Beamtime Allocation and Scheduling Policy – In draft form Beamline Team MOUs – Nearing completion Intellectual Property Policy – Developed in MOUs Sliding Scale Access – Developed in MOUs Commercial Fee Structure – Under development IT program expanded Web-based User Access – Under development for registration, proposal submission, training CLS Committee Structure – Creation of Beamline Advisory Committee and Science Advisory Committee UAC Presence on Committees – BAC, SAC, Board of Directors
Phase I beamlines under construction at the CLS Canadian Light SourceD-T. Jiang5.0 – 40 keVMicro-XAFS and Micro-probe U. SaskatchewanL. Delbaere6.5 – 18 keVProtein Crystallography McMaster U.A. Hitchcock250 – 2000 eVSoft X-ray Spectromicroscopy U. Western OntarioT.K. Sham200 – 1900 eVHigh Resolution Spherical Grating Monochromator – Spectroscopy U. Western OntarioT.K. Sham5.5 - 250 eVVariable Line Spacing Plane Grating Monochromator – Spectroscopy NRC WinnipegM. Jackson.06 -.74 eVMid IR Biological Spectroscopy U. MontrealA. McKellar.0012 -.5 eVFar IR High Resolution Spectroscopy
Phase II beamlines proposed at the CLS U. SaskatchewanD. Chapman15 – 100 keVBiomedical (BMIT) U. SaskatchewanD. Klymyshyn1.0 – 4.0 3.0 – 8.0 Canadian Synchrotron Nanostructures Facility (CSNF) U. British ColumbiaN. Strynadka5 – 18 keVCanadian Macromolecular Crystallography #2 (CMCF) U. Western OntarioS. McIntyre4 – 20 keVVery Sensitive Elemental & Structural Probe (VESPERS) Canadian Light SourceD-T. Jiang5 – 25 keVCanadian Center for Advanced X-ray Diffraction (CCAXRD) U. Western OntarioT.K. Sham2.2 – 9 keVSoft X-ray Beamline for Microcharacterization of Materials (SXRMB) U. British ColumbiaG. Sawatzky90 – 2000 eVResonant Elastic and Inelastic X-ray Scattering (REIXS)
Phase I Commissioning Best current estimates for start of commissioning: Far IR and Mid IR: Q1, 2004 SGM/PGM:Q1, 2004 Soft X-ray Spectromicroscopy:Q2, 2004 Hard X-ray micro-XAFS:Q2, 2004 Protein Crystallography:Q3, 2004
User Support Facilities – Main Floor Magnetic measurement User shop Wet/dry labs Clean room
User Support Facilities – 2 nd Floor Optics lab Brian Yates: First CLS mirror tested; report Nov. 14, 2003 Spectroscopy Beamline 10ID-1; InSync Inc. Slope error: (tangential < 0.5 microradians RMS, sagittal < 10 microradians RMS) and surface roughness (< 7.5 angstroms RMS for "40X" objective).
IT Infrastructure and Upgrades bandwidth upgrade from 100 Mbps to 1 Gbps in early '04 (on CA*net) managed storage from 348 GB to over 3.1 TB (4Q03) growing up to 10 TB in '04 multiprocessor computing upgrade to multiple 2+ GHz nodes with several GB of RAM using OpenMOSIX (4Q03) secure FTP external facility access for file exchange (deployed 3Q03) enhanced "plug'n'go" connections to the internet for visitors 54 Mbps 802.11a/g wireless deployment planned (early 2Q04) and a nifty website for the User Office
Sources of Identified Funding Years ending March 31, 2004 to 2009 (in thousand $)
Science Advisory Committee Advises the Board on scientific utilization of the facility, scientific program strategic planning, current CLS operations and allocation of facility resources Reviews major proposals to establish new experimental and support facilities and monitors progress in their development Provides recommendations on all technical and policy issues that bear on the full and effective utilization of the CLS as a state-of-the- art national facility Ensures that appropriate mechanisms are in place and followed for all peer review activities Status Over 60 names submitted by CLS Community Decisions December First meeting – Quarter 1, 2004
CLS Research Director Unsuccessful recruitment process through 2003 Renewal of effort with defined roles and responsibilities Nationwide recruitment program Creation of CLS Research Council (Cutler, Hallin, Bancroft) –Academic outreach nationwide – with community assistance –Internal CLS scientific program development Appointment of Interim Co-acting Research Directors –Jeff Cutler (applied) and Emil Hallin (academic) –Mike Bancroft appointed Senior Consultant to Director
CLS Users Office Mission Administer and coordinate user access to the facility Work with the CLS User Advisory Committee to create a user friendly and efficient user services sector Design and implement the entire range of support services offered to users Coordinate the peer-reviewed beamline access system. Develop and maintain user information on the CLS public website including registration, training, proposal submission Develop and maintain a multi-level database that provides tracking of basic user information Lavina Carter
Priority Access represents a specified right to access the beamline Beamteam priority access will be assessed every 3 years by NSERC Beamteam and CLSI Roles and Responsibilities are defined Beamline Users: –General Users and Beamteam Scientists > 55% –Commercial Fee Access < 25% –Beamline Scientist (Science, Maintenance, Upgrades) < 20% Sliding Scale Access: –General User and Beamteam experiments scheduled to fill time remaining after Beamline Scientist and Commercial time –Beamteam access decreases over time to a minimum percent as General User and commercial activities expand –Beamteam members can apply for time on any beamline as General Users Intellectual Property Policy Beamline Teams Memorandum of Understanding
Canadian Light Source Inc. Intellectual Property Policy CLSI Assignment of IP For any Intellectual Property, including but not limited to patents or patentable subject matter, copyrights and trademarks, generated by a User through Services Performed at the Facility, Canadian Light Source Inc. agrees to assign title to all such intellectual property to the User. As such, the User shall be the sole owner of all data, analyses of such data and other products generated by using and/or performing services at the CLS Facility. As a result of this Policy, the User will be bound by his/her own institution’s policy regarding intellectual property and/or any additional restrictions assumed by the User as a result of contractual arrangements related to Services Performed at the Facility.
Peer Review Process Research proposals will be subject to peer review with the exception of commercial fee-for-service activity. Process modeled on successful policies at other SR facilities
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Licensing Process July 4, 2000 Construction license May 28,2001 Phase I commissioning license (LINAC) June 7, 2002 Phase II commissioning license (Booster) Feb 4, 2003 Phase III commissioning license (Storage Ring and Beamlines after approval) Oct 2003 Request permission to commission beamlines Nov 2003 Permission for Beamline Commissioning (Pending) _______________________________________________________________ 2004 Quarter 1 Submission of Phase III commissioning report and documentation for routine operating license Quarter 2 Hearing for routine operating license Quarter 2 Routine operating license
Goals: 2003 through 2004 On-going Efforts –Installation and commissioning of all 7 Phase I beamlines –Complete Access and Beamtime Allocation policies –Complete Beamline Team MOUs –Establish Commercial Access pricing –Establish 24/7 self-service stock room –Web based user communications and training –Establish Phase II Beamline Projects Operations –>1000 hrs of delivered beam to beamlines –100 mA in main storage ring Funding –Stabilize short and medium term –Establish Canadian National Facility Funding Agency
Present Initiatives CLS Research Council –Mandate to plan and execute Canada wide academic outreach –Establish CLS internal scientific programs –Jeff Cutler, Emil Hallin and Mike Bancroft –Network with UAC, BAC and local contacts at Canadian Universities Commercial Fee Access Task Force –Mandate to establish process and fees for commercial access –Rob Slinger, Leader –Direct reporting to CLS Exec. Dir. and Board of Director’s Business Development Committee –Direct interactions with Beamline Teams, BAC and UAC WED/SIR Project –Beryl Lepage directing the proposal process for bridging project support
Present Initiatives Industry Canada Task Force –Mandate to plan and coordinate efforts to obtain the remaining necessary additional operating funds –Andy Melnyk (IC), Cindy Paquette (USASK), Rob Slinger –December presentation to Finance (Pending) Genome Canada –Seeking operations funding support AUCC National Facilities Funding Initiative –Directed by Peter MacKinnon, Chair of AUCC –Presidents of Canadian universities with strong research programs and/or national facility leadership CLS Seminar Series –Cooperation with USASK departments –National and international speakers
Experimental Program Goals 2003 DecemberFirst Light in Diagnostic Beamline 2004 Quarter 1Light: mid-IR, far-IR, SGM, PGM Quarter 2Light: SM, Hard X-ray MicroXAFS Quarter 3Light: Protein Crystallography Quarter 2 CNSC Hearing for Routine Operating License Quarter 2Routine Operating License Quarter 2Limited Call for Proposals Annual Hours of Beam to Beamlines 2004 > 1000 2005 > 2000
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