Call closed. Next call in Q3 2021.

A call was open from 15 February to 26 March 2021, for proposals to get remote access (send-in sample analysis) to the Multi-scale Imaging and Tomography (MINT) facilities at Utrecht University and Delft University of Technology and the ESL High Pressure and Temperature (HPT) Lab at Utrecht University. Remote access implies that researchers can send samples to these facilities, where experienced staff will perform analyses based on remotely provided instructions. Successful applicants received the following services free of charge: lab/equipment use, technical support and scientific support for analyzing data for the duration of the access period. In addition, sample shipment costs up to 100 Euro were covered.


EPOS-NL provides facility access to researchers from other institutes (national and international) than the university hosting the facility. Financial support for facility access is provided through the research infrastructure EPOS-NL, which is financed by the Dutch Research Council (NWO).

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EXCITE receives 5 million euro Horizon 2020 grant

A research team from Utrecht University, including Veerle CnuddeOliver PlümperRichard Wessels and Geertje ter Maat, have secured funding for their EXCITE project (Electron and X-ray microscopy Community for structural and chemical Imaging Techniques for Earth materials). The three-year project, consisting of fifteen partners from nine European countries, will start on May 1st 2021.

The EXCITE starting community aims to enable access to high-end microscopy facilities and to join the knowledge and experience from the different partners. With that it is complementary to facility access offered by EPOS-NL and EPOS.

EPOS-NL annual meeting on 16 September 2021

The EPOS-NL annual meeting will be held on 16 September 2021, from 13:00 to 17:00 CET (free of charge). Here you can get lots of information on unique Dutch research facilities and data for solid Earth sciences, and on how you can access both facilities and data – free of charge. It will also be a chance to get together and share interesting developments on new facilities, data and tools to help you in your research.  

We are currently aiming at a virtual meeting. Interested? Let us know by clicking here, so we can keep you informed.