Acknowledging the Consortium
Application Guide
Panel Deadlines
Allocation Periods


Acknowledging the Consortium

You must acknowledge EPSRC and HECBioSim in any publications arising from any project awards granted, you can do this by using the following text:

This project made use of time on JADE granted via the UK High-End Computing Consortium for Biomolecular Simulation, HECBioSim (, supported by EPSRC (grant no. EP/R029407/1)


Application Guide

In order to apply for HECtime on JADE please use the following step by step procedure.

  1. Prepare your 2 page scientific case. The case should include the points highlighted here. It should then be submitted using the form in step 2. The format should either be Microsoft word document or PDF.

  2. Complete the HECBioSim application.

    Get the form here

    Please note:

    New applications where previous allocations closed with unused resource allocation of 50% and higher will be heavily penalised during review.

    It is also recommended that users check their estimates against our benchmarks, you can find it here

    The PI on the application must be a permanent member of academic staff based within the UK (industrial collaborations are welcome), applications made where PDRA's or PhD students are listed as the PI will not be accepted.

    Under the section listing user details, users can be of any nationality but must be working/studying in a UK institution.

  3. Submit your application and wait for decision from panel.

    Your project will be submitted to the next consortium panel for review. Wait for a response from the consortium panel which will detail further instructions on setting up your account. Please note that the decision may take up to one month after the date of the corresponding deadline this is to allow the panel to review all applications.


Panel Deadline Dates

The following deadlines are the deadline dates by which we should have received your application for time on JADE:

Panel 1 - Deadline 5th April 2019

Panel 2 - Deadline 9th December 2019

Panel 3 - Deadline 31st July 2020


Allocation Periods

The following allocation periods are the date ranges in which you will be able to get physical access to JADE and make use of your resource allocation awarded. Note, that these dates are different to the panel deadline dates in which you should have made your application.

Period 1: 01/05/2019 - 31/07/2019

Period 2: 01/01/2020 - 30/06/2020

Period 3: 01/08/2020 - 31/01/2021

If you have queries of a non-technical nature regarding the application process please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further details. Should you have a query that is of a technical nature please see our contact page to see what option best fits your situation.