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The purpose of RItrain knowledge/staff exchanges is for managerial staff from European Research Infrastructures (RI) to develop managerial and leadership expertise in areas that are new to them, or that they feel their research infrastructure needs to develop specific expertise in, by making short knowledge-exchange visits to research infrastructures that are noted for their excellence in the same area.

The offered staff exchange will focus on operating and managing large sustainable on-site research infrastructures, PETRA III Synchrotron and the Free Electron Lasers (FLASH and if interested European XFEL). These RI deal with about 3000 user visits per year of which 30% non-German. We will give an introduction to all the RIs operated by DESY and provide exchange with experts in managing the user service starting with user proposal system towards providing beam time 24h and how this follows the Charter of Access. Furthermore, an exchange on how long-term sustainability is guaranteed - short & long-term financial management etc. – can be arranged on request.
The Exchange will start with a Get-together in the evening of 6th June. The course will be finished early afternoon on Friday, June 8. The single session will be structured in such a way that there will be impulse talk by an expert from DESY and thereafter give time for intensive discussion or examples.
There will be the possibility to visit the RIs on site. The visit of European XFEL has to take place before the course starts on June 6.
Full details can be found on the RItrain website: http://ritrain.eu/staff-exchanges


You will be asked to provide details of your research infrastructure, motivation statements and your CV.
The deadline for applications is 6 April 2018.

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