IRAM participates in the RadioNet project, an initiative funded by the European Commission within the FP6 Programme to improve and encourage communication among astronomers of the European Community and associated countries. Transnational access (TNA) is the largest RadioNet programme and provides funding for travel expenses incurred by eligible users for carrying out their observations or reducing their data. As a partner of RadioNet, IRAM has now some limited TNA funds to pay travel expenses for eligible users. Detailed information about user eligibility, TNA contacts, policies and travel claims for the IRAM 30m telescope and Plateau de Bure Interferometer can be found on the RadioNet home page at http://www.radionet-eu.org.
As the FP6 Programme comes to an end this year and the terms of its successor FP7 have not yet been finalized, the TNA support which IRAM can provide is uncertain after December 2008. This caveat therefore concerns the bulk of the coming winter semester. Eligible users will be contacted directly when the new terms are available.
Observers requesting TNA support will be asked to provide the necessary personal and professional information to IRAM. Funding through RadioNet should be acknowledged in publications resulting from TNA supported observations.