These themes have been chosen using the following criteria:
- Strategic importance for some or all N8 partners, reflected in institutional and N8 strategies;
- Outstanding opportunity for research innovation through the novel application of CIR methods;
- National priorities, with identified and substantial funding streams through UKRI; outstanding scope for innovation in underpinning CIR methods, giving a competitive advantage to N8 researchers.
Each theme has a local representative whose contact details can be found on the Research Theme page or the University Theme Lead page.