Access Opportunities

The principal mission of the Research Complex at Harwell is to lead and enable world-class research that is of benefit to and benefits from the central facilities on the Harwell Campus.

RCaH is a joint initiative of the Research Councils (BBSRC, EPSRC, MRC, NERC and STFC) and the Diamond Light Source (DLS), providing state-of-the-art multidisciplinary research laboratories on the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL). It is located adjacent to DLS, the UK Neutron Source (ISIS), the Central Laser Facility (CLF) and the new electron microscopy centre (DLS operated).

RCaH has a small core staff to run the facility, and can accommodate more than 180 physical and life scientists who are funded by external grants to carry out multidisciplinary research. The research groups using RCaH do so by virtue of grant funding from the sponsors (MRC, BBSRC, EPSRC, NERC); they are mostly staff of UK universities, with some STFC and Diamond staff.

Details of funding are available here.