Advisory bodies

NERC is adapting its governance and advisory structures to provide increased agility and broader expertise in light of new opportunities within UK Research & Innovation (UKRI).

As part of this transition, previous NERC advisory groups will formally end. From September 2019, a new NERC Advisory Network (NAN) will provide a retained, agile and flexible pool of expertise that can be drawn on for strategic or policy advice on specific issues.

Innovation Advisory Board

The Innovation Advisory Board (IAB) advises NERC on its strategy for strengthening the delivery of economic growth and other societal benefits (impact) from its research and innovation investments.

Joint Capital Advisory Group

The Joint Capital Advisory Group (JCAG) is a key part of the NERC capital funding model that will help to identify and advise NERC on new capital priorities.

Strategic Programme Advisory Group

The Strategic Programme Advisory Group (SPAG) helps NERC by recommending to Science Board (SB) prioritised strategic research opportunities that help deliver the NERC strategy.

Training Advisory Board

The NERC Training Advisory Board (TAB) is the key source of advice to the NERC Executive on the strategic direction and success of NERC training investments.