User consortia

The Council of the European XFEL decided to welcome contributions by User Consortia to the construction of scientific instruments, to the ancillary instrumentation, and to the technical infrastructure. Contributions by User Consortia are regulated by a clear set of guidelines. In a first evaluation round seven User Consortia proposals have been approved.

Institutional and international cooperation

European XFEL has established an extensive international research network with partners around the world. Cooperation and partnership agreements with research organizations serve to further advance X-ray laser science and help scientists to prepare for the unique research opportunities at the new facility.