The Treesearch consortium

Treesearch is a collaboration platform for research and competence building for new materials from the forest. The Treesearch consortium consists of Swedish universities, companies and institutes. Treesearch is funding the operation of the ForMAX beamline and through this investment has Guaranteed Access Time (GAT) at MAX IV beamlines. All beamtime applicants from the Treesearch community (PI must be affiliated with an organisation within the Treesearch community and performing research within the Treesearch theme areas ) are eligible and encouraged to have their beamtime proposals considered for GAT.

All submitted proposals are evaluated for technical feasibility and experimental safety. Subsequently they are passed to the relevant MAX IV Programme Advisory Committee (PAC) where they are scientifically evaluated and ranked.
They are also forwarded to the dedicated Committee within the Treesearch Consortium where a selection is made as to which proposals are to be granted access through the GAT during the relevant proposal call period.

If selected for the Treesearch GAT allocation, the proposal will receive beamtime independently of how it is ranked by the MAX IV PAC. Proposals not selected for the Treesearch GAT allocation may receive beamtime through the MAX IV general user program.


How to apply for the Treesearch GAT allocation

All proposal must be submitted through the MAX IV Digital User Office (DUO) system and follow the guidelines and rules for the MAX IV General User Program. Only proposals where the Treesearch GAT allocation option has been selected are considered for this access mode. The option to apply directly through DUO will be added for the MAX IV Spring 23 call, in the meantime please send an email to the MAX IV User Office to apply, after you have submitted your proposal in DUO.



The current members of the Treesearch Consortium are listed on the Treesearch website.

For more information, please contact Daniel Söderberg (Director Treesearch).