Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL)

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The Institut Laue-Langevin is an international research centre at the leading edge of neutron science and technology.

As the world’s flagship centre for neutron science, the ILL provides scientists with a very high flux of neutrons feeding some 40 state-of-the-art instruments, which are constantly being developed and upgraded.

As a service institute, the ILL makes its facilities and expertise available to visiting scientists. Every year, about 1400 researchers from over 40 countries visit the ILL and 640 experiments selected by a scientific review committee are performed. Research focuses primarily on fundamental science in a variety of fields: condensed matter physics, chemistry, biology, nuclear physics and materials science, etc.

The ILL also collaborates closely and at different levels of confidentiality with the R&D departments of industrial enterprises.

ILL is funded and managed by France, Germany and the United Kingdom, in partnership with ten other countries.

ILL role in PaNOSC

In 2011, the Institut Laue Langevin (ILL) was amongst the first analytical facilities to adopt a Data Policy based on FAIR principles (resulting from the work done in the PaNDATA-Europe project). By the start of PaNOSC, the ILL was the only facility able to provide massive open data for piloting the services. Within the PaNOSC project, ILL will to be part of the ‘coalition of doers’ for building the EOSC. In line with the endorsement of the EOSC declaration, it has been involved in all work packages, co-leading WP4 (Data Analysis Services) and leading WP6 (EOSC Integration).

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