Prior to the Covid19 pandemic, the overwhelming majority of NMR data collection was carried out in person at the NMR facility. Due to the lockdown restrictions in many countries during 2020-2021, this access mode had to adapt to allow NMR scientists to continue to collect NMR data. Experiences at many NMR facilities across Europe during Covid19 show that remote access to NMR spectrometers is feasible, and it is the aim of the R-NMR project to develop and exploit this type of access in full.
In the near future, NMR facility managers and users of NMR facilities across Europe and the UK will be asked to complete online surveys to gather information about their NMR facilities and experiences with the provision of remote access to NMR spectrometers. The results of these surveys will inform other work packages in the project aimed at developing a common protocol for remote access to NMR.
The R-NMR project is funded by the EU Horizon Europe Research & Innovation Programme. Participation by UK partners (Universities of Oxford, Birmingham and Warwick) is funded by Innovate UK (UKRI). More information about the R-NMR project can be found at: https://r-nmr.eu . You can also follow R-NMR on Twitter @RemoteNMR_eu to hear about the latest developments in the project.