Sample Preparation and Characterisation Facility

Access and Terms

The SPC facility is a fee-for-service (non-profit) technology platform operated by EMBL in Hamburg.

We provide support and expertise for local scientists, the international research community and users from industry.

All users must follow a safety training before working in our laboratories.

Our acknowledgement policy

Please acknowledge any substantial contributions of the SPC Facility to your research in publications. Please state the following in the acknowledgement section of your publication:

We acknowledge technical support by the SPC facility at EMBL Hamburg.

Please don’t forget to let us know when you publish papers that acknowledge us. This will help us keep track and to justify the existence of the facility to funding bodies.

Beamline users have open access to the SPC facility. They should contact directly the SPC in order to use the SPC’s resources during their visit (ex: protein purification, buffers preparation).

All European researchers (academic and industry) can apply for transnational access to perform their Structural Biology research at the SPC facility.