After Beamtime

Copying Data

Data generated at BMIT is quite large and transfer of files will take time. Ideally data transfer should be performed during your beamtime. At no point after your beamtime connecting a hard drive to computers in control room is allowed. If you need to copy your files after your beamtime ask your primary point of contact.


If you need to ship samples or equipment back to your institution, please consult CLS Shipping webpage.

End of Experiment Feedback

Several days after your beamtime, you will receive an email from the CLS User Office to complete a User Experience Survey. We would greatly appreciate any feedback based on your experience that will help us to improve our services to you and future users.

Data Analysis

Data processing including data reconstruction, stitching of slices for large samples, and data visualization can be performed in BMIT computer lab during or after beamtime. User should ask the primary point of contact to book the computer for s/he. At any point the priority for using BMIT computation infrastructure is with a research team that is collecting data at that time. Users can use BMIT data processing software at BMIT or other software of their choosing at their home institution.

Acknowledging the CLS

Researchers are asked to acknowledge the beamline(s), as well as the participation of any beamline staff who may have assisted in any aspect of an experiment, and include the following statement when presenting results from the CLS:

Research described in this paper was performed at the Canadian Light Source, which is supported by the Canada Foundation for Innovation, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, the University of Saskatchewan, the Government of Saskatchewan, Western Economic Diversification Canada, the National Research Council Canada, and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

Reporting Publications

Researchers are asked to report any publications based on work they performed, in whole or in part, at the Canadian Light Source. The list of the publications reported to the CLS is in important factor in our funding and is taken into account during peer review of research proposals.

Access the list of publications (‚Äč), click on the [ + ] button in the top right-hand corner of the page and follow the instructions to provide the requested information in the resulting dialog window. You must be a CLS user to submit a publication.