Karlsruhe Nano Micro Facility (KNMFi)

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Final Reports

After completion of the work the user is expected to submit a Final Report: please log in to the KNMF proposal submission system, select “Reporting” and create the report by clicking the appropriate action icon.

Please do not wait too long with the submission of your Final Report which is intended to give a brief summary of your results. The KNMF Annual Reports will include a collection of user reports provided that you agree to the publication.

The final report does not replace a publication. If you are able to publish your results please do not forget to acknowledge KNMF according to the KNMF User Guidelines and submit your publications to the KNMF proposal submission system (menu item “Publications”). If you submit future proposals, your publications from earlier proposals may positively influence the assessment by the Peer Review Board.

Finally, please use the “Status overview” menu item to quickly check the status your proposals. If all buttons are green you’re done. You can earn an extra star if you submit a feedback (see action icon) which will help us to assess and improve our performance, thank you.

(May 31, 2012)

Publications & Acknowledgements

KNMF encourages you to inform us of publications relating to your completed proposals by submitting them to your user account. This does not apply for proprietary (paid) work. Most important are ISI refereed Journals, conference proceedings and books. KNMF contributions should be acknowledged in all publications (see KNMF User Guidelines), preferably by adding the supporting KNMF scientist(s) to the list of authors. It is important that Karlsruhe Nano Micro Facility (KNMF) is part of the affiliation. As a minimum, the following acknowledgement is required: This work was [partly] carried out with the support of the Karlsruhe Nano Micro Facility (KNMF, www.knmf.kit.edu), a Helmholtz Research Infrastructure at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT, www.kit.edu). If acknowledgements are prohibited by the journal, the support of KNMF should be mentioned in the text.

Publications relating to previous KNMF proposals will be considered in the Peer Review of new proposals. They are also important in the evaluation of KNMF as user facility and therefor we are grateful for your support.

Please submit the publication to the KNMF proposal submission system and link it to the corresponding proposal. After submission, publications are classified with respect to the source of publication and if the KNMF contribution is acknowledged:

  • KNMF acknowledged (green bullet): KNMF is properly mentioned in the publication and the source of publication is of sufficient standing (referenced in Web of Knowledge, formerly ISI).
  • KNMF not acknowledged (green ring): no mentioning of KNMF in the publication however the publication clearly refers to the work and the source of publication is of sufficient standing (referenced in Web of Knowledge, formerly ISI). Please consider to submit another publication which fulfils the requirements of the KNMF User Guidelines.
  • Insufficient (gray bullet with exclamation mark): the source of publication is not of sufficient renown (not referenced in Web of Knowledge, formerly ISI).
  • Undecided (gray bullet): publication is waiting for classification by the User Office.

(April 3, 2012)

Proposer & Co-proposers

A proposer is the person responsible for a proposal, co-proposers can be named to underline that a working group supports a proposal. Be aware that staff of HGF member organisations are not eligible to act as proposers or co-proposers.

It is required that proposers and co-proposers are registered users of KNMF. When nominating co-proposers please make sure that they are registered or willing to register, respectively. Please take care that a co-proposer's e-mail address is the same that is used in his/her KNMF account.

Up to 5 co-proposers can be nominated for a proposal. A co-proposer can be invited by entering his e-mail address into the proposal form. A co-proposer can accept or reject his participation until the proposal is closed for changes after the end of the call.

After being nominated, co-proposers should log into their account, go to the menu item "Manage proposal participations", and choose the status of their co-proposership(s) which remains "pending" until they accept or reject their participation.

Please note that no staff of a Helmholtz Association (HGF) member organisation are eligible to submit a KNMF proposal or be nominated as co-proposers to avoid conflicts of interest.

(June 10, 2010, updated June 1, 2011)

Submission of Proposals

Your proposal is submitted only after you click the "Submit" button. You don't have to wait near the deadline of a call to submit your proposal. Don't miss the deadline by submitting your proposal too late. Changes can be made to all proposals at any time before deadline.

Once you are editing a proposal it will be marked "incomplete" or "complete", so don't forget to click the "Submit" button after editing.

(March 23, 2010, updated July 10, 2015)