Governance

N8 CIR has several governance structures which ensure representation and input from all N8 universities and stakeholder groups.

This diagram shows the main groups that contribute to the running of N8 CIR as well as the flow of information between them. You can read more about the purpose and membership of these groups further down the page.

N8 CIR Governance Structure
N8 CIR Governance Structure

Project Directors Group

The N8 CIR management team meet on a fortnightly basis.

  • Matt Probert, N8 CIR Director, University of York
  • Stewart Clark, N8 CIR Deputy Director, Durham University
  • Alan Real, N8 CIR Technical Director, Durham University
  • Simon Hood, RIE Theme Lead, University of Manchester
  • Gillian Sinclair, N8 CIR Service Development Manager, University of Manchester
  • Marion Weinzierl, N8 CIR RSE Theme Lead, Durham University

Steering Group

The Steering Group is comprised of senior representatives from all N8 universities and the Project Directors Group. The group meets on a quarterly basis to discuss strategic issues for the CIR and for the Bede facility.

  • Matt Probert, N8 CIR Director, University of York
  • Stewart Clark, N8 CIR Deputy Director, Durham University
  • Alan Real, N8 CIR Technical Director, Durham University
  • Simon Hood, RIE Theme Lead, University of Manchester
  • Gillian Sinclair, N8 CIR Service Development Manager, University of Manchester
  • Marion Weinzierl, RSE Theme Leader, Durham University
  • Christopher Jewell, Senior Lecturer in Epidemiology, Lancaster University
  • Roger Jones, Professor of Physics, Lancaster University
  • Mark Turner, Head of Research Software Engineering, Newcastle University
  • Mark Conmy, Head of Service Management, University of Leeds
  • John Cartwright, Director of Computing Services, University of Liverpool
  • Paola Carbone, Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of Manchester
  • Mark Turner, Head of Research Software Engineering, Newcastle University
  • John Harding, Professor of Materials Simulation, University of Sheffield

Project Working Group

The Project Working Group consists of senior Research IT technical staff from all N8 universities. The group meets on a quarterly basis.

  • Simon Hood, RIE Theme Lead, University of Manchester
  • Gillian Sinclair, N8 CIR Programme Manager, University of Manchester
  • Alan Real, N8 CIR Technical Director, Durham University
  • Marion Weinzierl, RSE Theme Leader, Durham University
  • Mark Dixon, Durham University
  • Mike Pacey, Lancaster University
  • Karen Bower, Newcastle University
  • Martin Callaghan, University of Leeds
  • Cliff Addison, University of Liverpool
  • Dave Love, University of Manchester
  • Michael K Griffiths, University of Sheffield
  • Andrew Smith, University of York

You can read more about the N8 Research Partnership at: https://www.n8research.org.uk/

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