National Crystallography Service Survey

By | October 14, 2020

We would like to make you aware of a current survey regarding the National Crystallography Service (NCS). Please consider completing the survey to voice your opinions regarding the training provided in small molecule crystallography. Details below:

In order for National Research Facilities (NRFs), such as the NCS (, to be supported the EPSRC require a community-driven ‘Statement of Need’ (SoN) exercise to establish the demand for a national facility. This should also detail where existing provisions of facilities/equipment and training do not sufficiently meet the needs of the community. The review is currently focusing on chemical crystallography (small molecule crystallography and single-crystal diffraction).

Following a recent survey on the needs of the community in a crystallographic NRF, hosted by the BCA, it was apparent that the voices of young chemists were not being reached. We are, therefore, reaching out to young academics, post-doctoral research assistants and PhD students. We want to hear your experiences with crystallography and determine what training/support a national facility could provide in the future.

We urge you to complete this short questionnaire about how a chemical crystallography NRF could best offer training modules to early career researchers. This is an opportunity to shape the future of a national crystallographic facility and the way it engages with the young chemistry community – so please do share this page with your colleagues, as well as those in appropriate related fields and disciplines.

You can respond to the questionnaire at:

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