ARIA User Help Guide
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Your ARIA profile acts as a CV when applying for access or funding through Instruct. We therefore recommend that you keep the profile as full and up to date as possible. You will not be able to submit requests for access if certain fields of your profile are not complete. Please note that some of the information in your profile will be posted publicly on the Instruct website. Find out how to preview your public profile in the guide View your public profile.
ARIA contains an internal messaging system which allows you to contact the people you need to organise and manage access and visits. You are able to view, manage, and respond to messages via the messaging page. Users applying for Instruct access are able to initiate messages with administrators (e.g. about their proposal) and service operators (e.g. about their visit/remote access) via their dashboard. Service operators are able to initiate messages with the users of their facility via their access dashboard.
A moderator is someone assigned to oversee the proposal review and acceptance process. They allocate relevant reviewers for a proposal, communicate with the reviewers if required, and action the proposal (accept/reject) informed by the reviews provided.
A reviewer is someone assigned to provide expert scientific appraisal of a submitted proposal. They are selected by the moderator and score and comment on the proposals assigned to them following Instruct review guidelines. Reviewers identities are hidden from access users and centre managers/service providers but their identities are known to the proposal moderator and to the Instruct access team.
Service operators manage and run visits and remote access to the scientific services/technologies offered through Instruct Centres. They can also manage their internal machine booking calendars using ARIA.
This section refers to administrating the internal booking of machines for facilities which use ARIA for their instrument booking systems.
- Messaging via the access dashboard*
- Useful links
Access administrators are ARIA users who administrate one or more access routes (these may be Instruct, iNEXT, CORBEL etc.)
- Access routes