Calls for access to OCTOPUS and ULTRA
06 Jun 2017



Call for access to OCTOPUS and ULTRA is now open




Applications for access to the Octopus and Ultra facilities of the Central Laser Facility (CLF) in the Research Complex at Harwell are now open.

2023-1 ​Call details

Access period: January 2023 to June 2023 

The deadline for applications is 17:00 GMT prompt on Tuesday 19th July 2022

For this call applications are invited for the following modes of access:

Direct Access and Continuing Programmes:  Octopus and Ultra

New programme access: Ultra

EU Direct access (Laserlab-Europe):  Octopus and Ultra​

Please note we are using a new proposal system. Proposals can be edited up to the deadline so please don’t leave it until the last day to submit.

Please carefully read all the information in the call document linked below before submitting an application
Failing to follow the guidelines may result in your proposal being returned without review

A PDF of the call guidelines can be found here​​ and new proposal user documentation here.

Please submit all applications here:

Contact for all queries regarding the new proposal system.

A PDF brochure containing an overview of the Octopus and Ultra facilities can be found here:


A list of the current Octopus and Ultra Facility Access Panel members can be found here.

Contact: Needham, Sarah (STFC,RAL,CLF)