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User Guide : RIBF Independent User Program
The RIBF Users Office is to be closed April 10 – June 7, 2020.
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RIBF Independent User Program
On April 2010, RIKEN Nishina Center (RNC) started a new user registration program called “RIBF Independent User” for RIBF users outside RIKEN.
Under the conventional program, users outside RIKEN were required to obtain a position in RIKEN, such as Visiting Scientist, to conduct their experiments at the RIBF facility. Since researchers outside RIKEN are accepted as Visiting Scientists, all intellectual properties of research results will belong to RIKEN when they are engaged in a research using RIBF. On the contrary, under the new program, the primary affiliation of RIBF Independent Users will remain with their home institution without belonging to RIKEN. The intellectual property of their research will, therefore, be their own. There are, however, restrictions for RIBF Independent Users on the use of some of the other facilities in RIKEN since they are not affiliated with RIKEN. If such inconvenience is not acceptable for you, the conventional Visiting Scientist program is still available. Both the programs have advantages and disadvantages. Please select one of the programs at your discretion when registering as a user.
All paper works required for RIBF Independent Users, including user registration procedures, will be supported by RIBF Users Office. Please note that a research laboratory or team will be the liaison for the Visiting Scientist program, not RIBF Users' Office. In addition, please note that users cannot be registered for both programs for the same purpose such as “beam time using the RIBF facility”.
To be an RIBF Independent User, one of the following three criteria must be satisfied.
Services provided to RIBF Independent Users
The following services will be provided to facilitate the use of the RIBF by RIBF Independent Users:
Travel Subsidy or Local Expenses
There is no travel subsidy or local expenses paid to RIBF Independent Users by RIKEN. The RIBF Independent Users conduct researches at RIBF for their own benefit, with their own expense.
Please see the following table for major differences between Visiting Scientist / Trainee and RIBF Independent Users.