On 2 December 2022, ESS and ISIS signed the renewal of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two facilities.
ESS and ISIS Neutron and Muon source of the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) as part of United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UKRI) signed the first MoU already in 2014. The renewal of this agreement emphasises the common goal of enabling a strong European neutron community based on knowledge-exchange and scientific as well as technological collaboration.
The MoU provides the framework for close collaboration between the two facilities, with an extensive programme for research and technology. It paves the way forward for the mutual development of components and instrument technologies, as well as the exchange of research and technical staff.
The MoU was mutually signed by ESS Director General Helmut Schober and ISIS Director Roger Eccleston. It will be valid for a period of 10 years.