Calls for access to OCTOPUS and ULTRA
31 Jan 2023



Call for access to OCTOPUS and ULTRA is now Closed




The next call will open May/June 2023.

Details of Last Call:

Applications for access to the Octopus and Ultra facilities of the Central Laser Facility (CLF) in the Research Complex at Harwell are open from Friday 25th November 2022.

2023-2 ​Call details

Access period: July 2023 to January 2024 

The deadline for applications is 17:00 GMT prompt on Wednesday 18th January 2023

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

Direct Access: Octopus and Ultra

Continuing Programmes: Octopus and Ultra

EU Direct access (Laserlab-Europe): Octopus and Ultra​ (proposals must be submitted to both the CLF and Laserlab-Europe​ proposal systems)

Please remember 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 her​e.

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)