Competitive Access

Access to ICTS is regulated by a competitive concurrence regime procedure, with an independent and transparent evaluation process. The access call is open on an on-going basis. Users can submit their proposals at any time.
As the proposals are received, it will be noted that they contain all the necessary information, then referring them to the Evaluation Committee. After the evaluation, the Access Coordinator shall inform the applicant of the decision.
The projects positively assessed will be included in the planning of use of the ICTS, taking into account the time requested, the characteristics of the experiments to be carried out and possible recommendations of the evaluation committee.
In the absence of calls for financial aid from the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness or other bodies for accessing the ICTS, the costs associated with the execution of the project must be covered by the applicant researcher taking into account the current fees of the ICTS.
The Plataforma Solar de Almería reserves the right to encourage the use of the available infrastructures by means of the partial financing of the projects coinciding with the strategic lines of research of the ICTS.

Access on Demand

The Plataforma Solar de Almería is available to users to collaborate in the consideration and preparation of access proposals to be submitted on non-competitive calls.
Applicants for projects in the National Plan for Research and Development can express their interest in the use of the ICTS and include the corresponding budget item. The expenses of access to the ICTS are eligible and accepted within the cost of the project.
For access to the ICTS in the framework of national and international financed projects on a competitive basis, no scientific evaluation of project quality by the Evaluation Committee of the ICTS will be necessary. In this case, all identification data of the Project (identification code, name of the grantor agency, etc.) must be indicated in the proposal.
Currently international scientists can access PSA through the 7PM SFERA-II project. (