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1 NuPECC Meeting, 7-8 October 2011; Budapest, Hungary 1 European Nuclear Science and Applications Research (ENSAR) Muhsin N. Harakeh NuPECC Meeting 7-8 October 2011 Budapest, Hungary

2 NuPECC Meeting, 7-8 October 2011; Budapest, Hungary 22 ENSAR = Integrating Activity (IA) of European Nuclear Scientists Targeted Call A project under this topic should aim at integrating the key research infrastructures in Europe for studying the properties of exotic nuclei, and turning advances in nuclear physics experimentation into new applications. Major subfields of Nuclear Physics: Nuclear Structure Nuclear Astrophysics Applications of Nuclear Science. Purpose: Networking Activities Transnational Access Joint Research Activities Ensure qualitative and quantitative improvement of the access to the seven infrastructures, and advanced technology for the new large-scale projects & applications.

3 NuPECC Meeting, 7-8 October 2011; Budapest, Hungary 3 Transnational Access Facilities in IA ENSAR TNA1 (Access to GANIL) TNA2 (Access to GSI) TNA3 (Access to INFN-LNL&LNS) TNA4 (Access to JYU-JYFL) TNA5 (Access to KVI) TNA6 (Access to CERN-ISOLDE) TNA7 (Access to ALTO)

4 NuPECC Meeting, 7-8 October 2011; Budapest, Hungary 4 N° PartName Part TOTAL T&S User fee AGATA Indirect Costs Request 1GANIL 338, , , , , GSI 264, , , , , INFN 234, , , , , JYU 300, , , , RUG 86, , , , CERN 252, , , , CNRS 73, , , , ,550,420 2,072, , ,529 3,974, Total

5 NuPECC Meeting, 7-8 October 2011; Budapest, Hungary 5 N° PartName Part Unit Cost Min Access to be provided Estimated # of projects Estimated # of users 1GANIL GSI INFN JYU RUG CERN CNRS

6 NuPECC Meeting, 7-8 October 2011; Budapest, Hungary 6 Network Activities in ENSAR (2 nd Call) NA01 FISCO (FInancial & Scientific COordination) M. N. Harakeh NA02 ECOS (European Collaboration On Stable ion beams) F. Azaiez NA03 EURISOL NET (EURopean ISOL NETwork) Y. Blumenfeld NA04 ATHENA (Advanced THeory & Experiments for Nuclear Astrophysics) K. Sonnabend NA05 EGAN (European Gamma & Ancillary detectors Network) S. Lenzi NA06 EFINION (European Forum for Innovative applications of Nuclear ION beams and tools) S. Harissopulos

7 NuPECC Meeting, 7-8 October 2011; Budapest, Hungary 7 Joint Research Activities in ENSAR (2 nd Call) The JRAs deal with all aspects of experimental activities from sources and targets, to detectors, to simulations of experimental set- ups, data analysis and a development of adequate theoretical tools. JRA01 ARES (Advanced Research on Ecr ion Sources) G. Ciavola JRA02 ActILab (Actinide ISOL target R&D Laboratory) T. Stora JRA03 PREMAS (Low-energy beam PREparation, MAnipulation & Spectroscopy) A. Jokinen JRA04 INDESYS (INnovative solutions for nuclear physics DEtector SYStems: From basic R&D to applications for the society) D. Cortina Gil JRA05 SiNuRSE (Simulations for Nuclear Reactions and Structure in Europe) N. Kalantar-Nayestanaki JRA06 EWIRA (East West Integrated Research Activities) D. Balabanski JRA07 THEXO (THeoretical tools in support of infrastructures) P.-H. Heenen

8 NuPECC Meeting, 7-8 October 2011; Budapest, Hungary 8 Partners of GANIL GSI LNL-INFN LNS-INFN JYL RUG-KVI CERN-ISOLDE ALTO-CNRS TUW ULB KUL CEA INRNE-BAS RBI NPI TUD NCSRD ATOMKI-HAS ECT* UWAR IFJ-PAN FFCUL IFIN-HH USC CIEMAT UCM PSI UNIBAS JOGU UNIMAN 30 beneficiaries 7 TNA Facilities 18 countries 53 associated partners 18 countries 53 associated partners

9 NuPECC Meeting, 7-8 October 2011; Budapest, Hungary 99 ENSAR Timeline Negotiation with EC opened on 26 March First negotiation meeting with EC on 18 May Negotiations ended on target date, i.e. 11 June ENSAR started on 1 September ENRI Agreement signed on 6 September 2010 Grant Contract signed on 3 December EC first instalment received on 13 December Consortium Agreement signed on 22 December End of the ENSAR project August 31, 2014

10 NuPECC Meeting, 7-8 October 2011; Budapest, Hungary 10 ENSAR Organisation Coordinator: M. N. Harakeh (KVI/GANIL) Deputy Coordinator: M. Lewitowicz (GANIL) Project Manager: K. Turzó (GANIL) Financial/administrative: V. Vandevoorde/S. Dubromel Managing institution: GANIL 30 Partners 10 NA01 FISCO Meetings: 2 /year Meetings: 1 /year Meetings: 1 /year

11 NuPECC Meeting, 7-8 October 2011; Budapest, Hungary 11 First ENSAR Project Coordination Committee (PCC) meeting was held at GANIL, Caen, France on 3 November Discussed progress and elected PCC executive Board. R. Julin, Y. Blumenfeld S. Lenzi, S. Harissopulos D. Cortina-Gil, D. Balabanski Second ENSAR PCC and first General Assembly (GA) meeting was held at GSI, Darmstadt, Germany on May Discussed progress of activities TNAs progressed in giving access to users. Hiring of fixed-term personnel (post-docs) by JRAs going well Organizing workshops by NAs Elected Chair of General Assembly Rauno Julin

12 NuPECC Meeting, 7-8 October 2011; Budapest, Hungary 12 First Facility Coordinating Group (FCG)Meeting held recently on 27 September in Belgodère, Corsica. Report follows. Third ENSAR PCC meeting is approved to become a PCC Executive Committee meeting. It will be a phone conference to be held on 11 October Milestones and deliverables achieved by each work package will be reported.

13 NuPECC Meeting, 7-8 October 2011; Budapest, Hungary 13 ENSAR Research Infrastructures (ENRI): GANIL, GSI, LNL/LNS, JYFL, KVI, ISOLDE-CERN and IPNO-ALTO agree to make efforts to maintain the collaboration within research fields of common interest both fundamental and applied and to submit an application for Integrating Activity. Accelerator facilities Offer a broad and high-quality palette of stable and exotic ion beams and unique equipment. Experiments in nuclear (astro)physics Nuclear structure of very exotic nuclei. Nuclear astrophysics with exotic and stable beams Nuclear theory Collaborations between theorists and experimentalists of ENRI laboratories already exist, but will be strengthened through agreement.

14 NuPECC Meeting, 7-8 October 2011; Budapest, Hungary 14 Expensive, technically advanced experimental equipment technically advanced and expensive, but mobile, equipment that could be used at the different laboratories. Coordination A facility coordination group (FCG) has been set up through ENSAR, consisting of directors, chairmen of the local Programme Advisory Committees (PACs) and coordinator of ENSAR. Reviews working procedures of various PACs and participates in the definition and improvement of the criteria for access. Makes recommendations on common policies. Further aspects of the collaboration: Exchange of technical expertise especially in accelerator technology areas, in radiobiology, hadron therapy and other applications. Collaboration in education and training.

15 NuPECC Meeting, 7-8 October 2011; Budapest, Hungary 15 Some goals of the FCG collaborative work: Harmonization of the access procedures to the 7 ENSAR infrastructures Harmonization of the support offered to users by the infrastructures Recommendations on common policies Technical collaborations are also emphasized in other ENSAR WPs, as ECOS and EGAN. In this first meeting, functioning of PACs (and User Selection Panels) of the 7 infrastructure was presented. How to deal with new proposals (LoIs)? Referees - rankings – ENSAR support, etc. How to deal with accepted proposals? Scheduling of beam time. What is the policy with respect to backlogs? What to do regarding shutdown periods at major infrastructures? ISOLDE: November March 2014 GANIL: August March 2013 GSI: 6 months of beam time in

16 NuPECC Meeting, 7-8 October 2011; Budapest, Hungary 16 How to harmonize the procedures in Europe? Main difference between the RIs: submission, voting procedures (traditions) Common basis: scientific excellence. More criteria exist, as the ability to perform the experiment. ALTO proposes a template for a good proposal: good practice to be shared? The personal presentation could also be performed via video or by the local contact person.

17 NuPECC Meeting, 7-8 October 2011; Budapest, Hungary 17 Thank you for your attention

18 NuPECC Meeting, 7-8 October 2011; Budapest, Hungary 18 Taking these recommendations into account and after consultation with the user community, the ENSAR Scientific Advisory Committee decided on 23 April to enforce the following cuts: TNAs: a 12% cut should be realised totally at the cost of, i.e. reduction of, unit cost leaving the minimum number of hours of beam time and the travel and subsistence for users the same. The total budget for AGATA within the three concerned TNAs should be cut by 20%. ( EC request 3.97 M) JRAs: were proportionally cut by 27%. It was left to the JRA work-package leaders to realise this cut in the way they find best for their community. However, it was strongly advised to cut tasks completely, if feasible. ( EC request 2.93 M) The NAs were cut by 30% (except FISCO which has to stay at 7% of the total budget thus applying a 20% cut). Here also, it was strongly advised to cut tasks completely, if feasible. ( EC request 1.10 M)


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