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User Access

Who can get access

Access to AXIA equipment is open to scientists from universities and other research institutions, hospitals, incubators, and companies, including SME's, large companies, and GTS institutes.

How to get access

Users are granted access to AXIA equipment based on an online application (link will be available soon) with a rolling deadline. Applications are evaluated by the executive committee of AXIA.

How to acknowledge use of AXIA infrastructure

For independent users: "Use of the Novo Nordisk Foundation research infrastructure AXIA (grant NNF19OC0055801) is gratefully acknowledged"

For staff-supported use: "Use of the Novo Nordisk Foundation research infrastructure AXIA (grant NNF19OC0055801) and support from xx is gratefully acknowledged", indicating from who you got support as xx.


All users are required to contribute to maintenance costs through an hourly fee.

Private sector actors, including GTS institutes, can have access to AXIA equipment on the same terms as for University researchers either through collaborative research with a university or through own research, where results are published. Proprietary research using AXIA equipment is also possible by payment of a fair fee pursuant to the principles of private use of public infrastructure. 

User training

Unsupervised use of AXIA CT scanners is possible after attendance to a PhD level course that includes lectures and practical exercises on the equipment. Attendance is free of charge.

Advanced workshops aimed at experienced users will continuously be held. 

Detailed information about dates and contents of all courses and workshops will be announced here prior to course start, but if you are interested in receiving training, please contact the facility manager.

Upcoming courses: X-ray computed tomography in practice I: Application of µCT to investigate materials

ECTS credits: 3 ECTS

Language: English

Level of course: PhD course

Time: November 14-18 2022

Assessment: Report describing the student’s individual project, including a description of the experiment and analysis flow, presentation of the obtained results, and a discussion thereof including perspectives on how µCT can contribute to the student’s overall research. The report will be evaluated on a pass/fail basis.

Capacity limits: 6 participants

Registration deadline: October 21 2022. Preference is given to students who need the instrumentation in their projects. Information regarding admission is send out no later than October 24 2022.

Course objectives: 

This graduate course is for PhD students, and other researchers if space permits, who wish to use laboratory-based X-ray micro-computed tomography (µCT) in their research. The course provides the student with an introduction to the basics of X-ray CT followed by experimental exercises composed of user training on the X-ray microscope Zeiss Xradia 620 Versa. Furthermore, simple tools for data analysis will be introduced, including computer exercises on the use of these tools for quantification and visualization of CT data. Data from CT measurements of bone, as an example of a material structured over several length scales, will be supplied for these exercises. Finally, each student will have a project day with an expert user to work on their own sample. The resulting data should be visualized and analyzed, and the project described in a report for assessment of the student’s learning outcome. 

For more information and registration: see here