Calls for access to OCTOPUS and ULTRA
31 Jan 2023



Call for access to OCTOPUS and ULTRA




Applications for access to the Octopus and Ultra facilities of the Central Laser Facility (CLF) in the Research Complex at Harwell are closed. The next round will open in November 2023.

Details of previous round are below:

2024-1 ​Call details

Access period: January 2024 to June 2024 

The deadline for applications is 17:00 GMT prompt on Tuesday 25th July 2023

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

Direct Access: Octopus and Ultra

Continuing Programmes: Octopus and Ultra

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 as 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)