National Ultrahigh-Field NMR Facility closing story has legs

Looks like the facility has a temporary reprieve, but not yet a stay of execution. I wonder if this facility can cause others to rally around it, rather like what happened to the Experimental Lakes Area.

Now, thanks to a new agreement with the National Research Council, which owns the building that houses the two-storey-tall instrument, it should stay open until at least March 2015, said Sylvain Charbonneau, associate vice-president of research for the University of Ottawa, which helps manage the facility.