Experimental report policy

Following the recommendation of the ILL Scientific Council, experimental reports are now mandatory for ALL experiments, not just for continuation experiments.

All ILL experimental reports are software-archived and accessible via the web server as PDF files and fully integrated in the EPS system. The system offers the possibility not only of completing the experimental report directly on the web, but also to view it immediately on your screen as a pdf file.

Find an experimental report: Reports from 1995 are visible via the User Club.

All ILL experimental reports are software-archived and accessible via the web server as PDF files.
You must use the Visitors Club to upload your experimental report to the ILL.
Experimental reports uploaded on the web are now made available immediately after reception.
Please read the following guidelines carefully before submitting your file.

  • You must upload a preliminary report within 6 months of the date of the experiment.

This report can be updated and modified during the 6 months after the experiment.

The new version will replace the old.

  • You must upload a final report within 12 months of the date of the experiment.

This report can be updated and modified during the 12 months following the experiment.
The new version will replace the old.

When you upload a final report, it will replace the preliminary report.

  • 12 months after the date of the experiment the final report will become public and non-modifiable.

Steps to follow:

  • Create your experimental report and save it locally as a pdf file on your system (three A4-pages maximum)
  • Then, connect to the User Club: you will have access to the list of all your proposals (as proposer or co-proposer) for which experimental reports are still missing through the tab 'Experimental report/Experimental reports upload''.
  • Select a proposal from the list for which you are sending the report.
  • Press 'Upload' and select the pdf file on your local system.
  • The system creates a first page with the experiment details: proposal number, title, experimental team, instrument, abstract ...
  • Press 'View the report in PDF' to see your report in pdf format.
  • Please note that it is now your responsability to check if you have created your file correctly. As the upload system is now fully automatic, we will no longer be able to check it for you.
  • If the pdf file is not satisfactory, press 'Remove' and upload a different file.

If you have problems or further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact club(at)ill.eu