Application procedure

Proposals are accepted at any time (except for the case of specific calls with corresponding deadlines). You should download and complete the Application Form. It must be returned by email to the CIAO Coordination Office (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) at least eight weeks before the planned project start (or before the relevant deadline indicated in the case of a specific call).

 

Evaluation procedure

  1. Incoming proposals are verified by the CIAO Coordination Office to confirm the feasibility of the proposed project.
  2. The proposals are forwarded to an independent scientific panel for peer-review based on scientific merit. The panel is composed of international members with strong expertise in the fields of atmospheric science. The members of the evaluation panel are nominated by the CIAO Coordination Office for each of the received proposals on the base of the specific requested expertise. They evaluate and select the proposal according to clearly defined selection criteria.
  3. The applicant is informed of the final decision by the CIAO Coordination Office within four weeks before the planned project start.

 

Selection criteria

Peer-review of the proposals is conducted with respect to the following criteria:

  • Originality and scientific quality
  • Interest to scientific community
  • Innovative and technical approach and effective use of infrastructure
  • Priority of new users (users who have not previously used the infrastructure or work in countries where no such research infrastructure exists)
  • Training benefit to young researchers or the expertise of the user group


User obligations

Each group leader of the proposed project is requested to provide the following information to the Coordination Office (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), after the end of the experiment:

  • Confirmation of Access at the infrastructure: please download, complete, and sign the document. It must be countersigned by the CIAO coordinator. It must be signed right after the end of the experiment.
  • User Report describing the objectives, method, preliminary results and information requested by CIAO for the update of the user database and for improving the services provided to the scientific community: please download the template and return the pdf file by email to the CIAO coordinator within 60 days after the access.

Any outcome (publications, presentations,…) resulting from work carried out at CIAO must acknowledge the infrastructure as follows: "The authors thank the CIAO Research Infrastructure for the provided access to the facility". 

 

Please read carefully the rules for the access to CIAO.

Please read carefully the CIAO Data Policy