LAAAMP Survey of Physical Instrumentation Availability at Universities

Through this project, entitled in full Utilisation of Light Source and Crystallographic Sciences to Facilitate the Enhancement of Knowledge and Improve the Economic and Social Conditions in Targeted Regions of the World, ICSU will partner with IUPAP and IUCr to enhance Advanced Light Sources (AdLS) and crystallographic sciences in Africa, Mexico, the Caribbean, SE Asia and Middle East.

This survey is for researchers in anthropology, biology, biomedical sciences, chemistry, engineering, geology, materials science, and physics in the LAAAMP regions (Africa, Mexico, the Caribbean, SE Asia and Middle East) to see what facilities are available on the ground at their home institutions, plus which of the ~50 lightsources around the world that they use, and what techniques (wavelengths) they use (from NMR to Mossbauer).

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Questions regarding facilities at your home institution
The first 7 questions have to do with spectroscopy and crystallography facilities at your home institution.
In what country is your home institution?
Please describe what crystallography facilities you have available at your home institution
Please indicate what other spectroscopy instruments and facilities you have at your home institutions, e.g., NMR, IR/Raman, UV, Mossbauer. If none please say 'None'
Please describe the facilities you have at your home institution for sample preparation (biochemical and materials)
Please describe the computer facilities you have at your home institution for data analysis, hardware, software and connectivity.
Do you have access to the top journals in your field via your home institution?
Please indicate which journals that you do not have ready access to at your home institution, that you wish you did.
Advanced Synchrotron Lighsource Use
The next 2 questions have to do with your personal use of the ~50 advanced synchrotron lightsources around the world.
Which of the ~50 synchrotron lightsources around the world have you used? See http://www.lightsources.org. If none please say 'None'
Which beamlines at the lightsources you indicated above have you used?
Graduate and research programs at your home institution
The final 4 questions have to do with the presence of graduate programs in field that generally are users of spectroscopy and crystallography.
Does your institution have postgraduate degree programs in materials chemistry, physics or engineering?
If you answered Yes to the previous question, please describe the program in terms of number of faculty and postgraduate students
Does your institution have postgraduate degree programs in biophysics and structural biology?
If you answered Yes to the previous question, please describe the program in terms of number of faculty and postgraduate students
Does your institution have postgraduate degree programs in structural geology, geochemistry or geophysics?
If you answered Yes to the previous question, please describe the program in terms of number of faculty and postgraduate students
Does your institution have postgraduate degree programs in physical anthropology, art history or cultural heritage?
If you answered Yes to the previous question, please describe the program in terms of number of faculty and postgraduate students
Thank you!
Thank you! Please tell colleagues about this survey. Having more responses helps us to better execute the LAAMP program.