| How does NIGL operate?
Once a project has been approved by NERC Isotope Geosciences Facilities Steering Committee (NIGFSC) arrangements are made for the isotope component of the project to be undertaken by either a member of NIGL staff or, more commonly, by the student/academic involved in the project. Visits to NIGL range between a few days to several months, to allow for training by research scientists and scientific support staff through hands-on operation of laboratory procedures. Several of our past PhD students have gone on to establish their own laboratories, and many of the overseas visitors come for training in preparation for a career in isotope geochemistry. All visitors have access to computing facilities including e-mail and the internet, shared office facilities at NIGL, and to the British Geological Survey site facilities. Further information for visitors can be found in the Visiting
When can projects be submitted?
The NIGFSC, which assesses research submissions, sits twice yearly during spring and autumn. However, we are always available for discussion and consultation about possible projects, and small pilot projects are occasionally undertaken to assess feasibility. See the introduction section on the NIGFSC application form for more details.
If you would like more information or wish to propose projects please contact the NIGL secretary or an appropriate member of staff who will be happy to assist you.
NIGL Annual Reports can be downloaded below. Click on a year to access the file.
2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.