Find answers to frequently asked questions about working with the HydroGEN Consortium.
There are two mechanisms to work with HydroGEN:
HydroGEN is in the process of developing a standard non-disclosure agreement (NDA) that each of the member laboratories will sign prior to collaborations with industry/academia on any confidential information. Additionally, in FY17, HydroGEN will be launching an online data portal to house non-proprietary experimental and computational data on advanced water splitting materials. Users of HydroGEN will be expected to support the data portal with any non-proprietary data generated.
A resource node is the combination of a tool, technique, and expertise. Each node description listed on the HydroGEN capabilities page has information on the capabilities and limitations of the equipment, examples of how the equipment has been used, and names of researchers at the national labs with expertise in use of this equipment for the listed application. A user will get access to the equipment provided with support from the researchers.
FCTO is planning a series of public webinars and teleconferences wherein the researchers involved with HydroGEN will present the consortium's capabilities and provide examples of how they have been used. Webinars are currently being scheduled, and dates will be posted to this website as soon as they are available.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. An email sent to this address will go to the technical leads for each member laboratory in the consortium, and those with relevant capabilities will respond.
Yes, the consortium is continually being expanded. If you are interested in joining the consortium, please identify capabilities in your laboratory that are relevant to photoelectrochemical, thermochemical, or electrolytic water splitting, and then contact email@example.com.
If the consortium is being used to support a FOA award, funding for the consortium's activities will be provided by DOE, independently and in addition to the award provided to the FOA applicant, unless explicitly stated otherwise.
While nodes are continually being added to each consortium, applicants can only leverage nodes that are part of a consortium when describing how they will collaborate with the consortium. A capability that is not a node listed on the consortium's website is not part of the consortium, even if it is available at a member laboratory. Use of any capability that is at a member lab but is not a node listed on the consortium's website will have to be funded through the FOA award; such a capability will not be funded independently as a consortium activity.
Applicants will be expected to detail their intended use of EMN capabilities in their full proposals. Applicants are encouraged to communicate with the HydroGEN Steering Committee prior to applying to ensure that the node is being incorporated into their proposal effectively. Further details will be available in the solicitation.