2021 has continued to be a year of living and working with COVID-19. All across the world, we have all had to adapt personally and professionally to the pandemic and innovate new ways to continue and manage our activities. Despite the major challenges the pandemic poses for user operation at large research infrastructures, the user programme at the ESRF has been running successfully since the EBS restart on 25th August 2020. This is thanks to the implementation of remote experiments across all beamlines, the trust shown by the user community and its adaptability, and the hard work of the ESRF staff. Since January 2021, the ESRF has been gradually re-opening to onsite users according to the pandemic indicators and travel and health restrictions in place in France and in the home countries of our users. Most user teams are now able to come to the ESRF and carry out their own experiments and we are delighted to welcome you back.
The annual ESRF User Meeting will take place from 7th to 9th of February 2022, with the usual combination of tutorials, plenary day and User Dedicated Microsymposia. The programme is designed to give the opportunity to users to directly interact with ESRF scientists and to present the results of their research at the ESRF. We are aiming to welcome researchers and students from all around the world here on the EPN Campus site for the 2022 meeting, with the possibility to follow the plenary day remotely for users unable to travel; the final decision on the onsite or virtual format will be taken in September 2021 according to the evolution of the sanitary situation.
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