Membership

We have four types of membership that each have different eligibility criteria and benefits to the member. To help you decide which membership type is best for you, please follow the explanation here. If you are still unsure, please email info@ukccsrc.ac.uk and one of the team will be happy to help.

Academic Membership

Researchers active in CCS form the academic membership of the UKCCSRC. The ten founding organisations are the British Geological Survey, University of Cambridge, Cranfield University, Durham University, University of Edinburgh, Imperial College, University of Leeds, Newcastle University, University of Nottingham, and Plymouth Marine Laboratory.

Membership of the Centre will normally be open to all UK academics named as investigators on RCUK grants for CCS research, or CCS grants from other sources (e.g. EU, InnovateUK, DECC) whose outputs can be publicly shared and contributed to the UKCCSRC. Membership will last for the period of the contributed grant plus 3 years.  Project funders other than the Research Councils or DECC may be required to confirm that this linkage with UKCCSRC is acceptable. Membership will also be extended to individuals who may not hold grants but have published 3 papers on their CCS research in academic journals in the past 5 years.

Early career researchers who have a PhD in CCS or have worked for at least a year on a CCS research project can also become a member on this basis for a period of 3 years from the start of their first academic appointment.

The benefits of membership include:

  • Representation through UKCCSRC Research groups and Coordination Group in shaping UKCCSRC policy and research.
  • Entitlement to vote in UKCCSRC polls.
  • Can attend closed UKCCSRC general and specialist meetings.
  • Preferential access to UKCCSRC facilities.
  • Early access to UKCCSRC research programme outputs.
  • Information on UKCCSRC member bids for research funding and access to proposal preparation workshops.
  • Preferential access to UKCCSRC support for participation in national and international capacity building and community building activities.
  • Participation in UKCCSRC responses to consultations and other collective expert evidence activities.

Further Information:

  1. All members will be placed in (at least) one of the Centre’s main research groups:  capture, storage or cross-cutting issues, and all projects (and their investigators) will be assigned a Coordination Group member for monitoring, coordination and representation purposes.
  2. UKCCSRC polls could take place on matters of common interest where member buy-in is essential (e.g. location of new facilities, future status of UKCCSRC).
  3. There will be closed UKCCSRC meetings at 6 month intervals, plus a range of specialist meetings.
  4. UKCCSRC research outputs transmitted to members will be in the form of presentations and networking at meetings, internal reports, closed website areas, etc.
  5. All UKCCSRC members will be informed of CCS funding opportunities and invited to attend any UKCCSRC workshops to form a bidding team (or teams).
  6. Participation in activities such as UK overseas missions, funded representation of UKCCS research at meetings and other forums, specialist workshops, etc will be preferentially allocated to UKCCSRC members.

Data Protection for UKCCSRC Members

When you apply for UKCCSRC membership you will need to submit personal data as part of the application process.

The information you enter in the biography section of this application will be made public as part of your member profile page. Your profile will also include your name, institution and member type. Plus, any future blogs, papers etc. published on this site that are authored by you will be linked to your profile.

Information in the “UKCCSRC info only” section of the application can only be accessed by you and UKCCSRC Secretariat and will not be shared with third parties without express permission.

Becoming a member automatically subscribes you to our mailing list. We use this list for our monthly newsletter and to send occasional bulletins about UKCCSRC funding calls and UKCCSRC events. You can unsubscribe from this list using the link at the bottom of every newsletter.

Associate Membership

Associate Membership of the UK CCS Research Centre is open to all who have a professional interest in working with, or professionally interacting with Carbon Capture and Storage in the UK but who would not be otherwise eligible for standard academic Membership (which is for UK-based academics working in CCS).

Please complete this form if you would like to be considered for Associate Membership of the UK CCS Research Centre. Completion of this form will automatically add you to the UKCCSRC Network mailing list so that you can receive information of news and events relevant to CCS.

The UKCCSRC Secretariat will respond to your membership form enquiry as soon as possible and provide you with further information where relevant. You are also welcome to contact us directly at info@ukccsrc.ac.uk

Data Protection for UKCCSRC Members

When you apply for UKCCSRC membership you will need to submit personal data as part of the application process.

The information you enter in the biography section of this application will be made public as part of your member profile page. Your profile will also include your name, institution and member type. Plus, any future blogs, papers etc. published on this site that are authored by you will be linked to your profile.

Information in the “UKCCSRC info only” section of the application can only be accessed by you and UKCCSRC Secretariat and will not be shared with third parties without express permission.

Becoming a member automatically subscribes you to our mailing list. We use this list for our monthly newsletter and to send occasional bulletins about UKCCSRC funding calls and UKCCSRC events. You can unsubscribe from this list using the link at the bottom of every newsletter.

Early Careers researchers (ECRs)

The early career researcher (ECR) programme supports researchers training for an academic career as well as those whose future lies outside academia. The programme is also aimed at academic staff in the early stages of their research careers, to give participants support in networking, career planning and the development of their CCS research capacities.

What do we mean by ‘Early Career’? We mean postgraduate research students, post-doctoral staff and new lecturers.  In terms of our UKCCSRC funding opportunities, please check the call details for eligibility criteria. For most opportunities mean postgraduate students through to academic and research staff based at UK universities that meet the (non-technical) conditions for eligibility for the EPSRC first grant scheme.

The Centre’s Early Career Researcher (ECR) Strategy sets out how the Centre will deliver the ECR-relevant aspects of the UKCCSRC’s Mission and Strategic Plan 2012‐2017. Supporting the development of ECRs is crucial to providing the human capacity needed for continued growth in CCS research and development. It also ensures that people with advanced skills are available to support widespread development and deployment of CCS by practitioner organisations.

Data Protection for UKCCSRC Members

When you apply for UKCCSRC membership you will need to submit personal data as part of the application process.

The information you enter in the biography section of this application will be made public as part of your member profile page. Your profile will also include your name, institution and member type. Plus, any future blogs, papers etc. published on this site that are authored by you will be linked to your profile.

Information in the “UKCCSRC info only” section of the application can only be accessed by you and UKCCSRC Secretariat and will not be shared with third parties without express permission.

Becoming a member automatically subscribes you to our mailing list. We use this list for our monthly newsletter and to send occasional bulletins about UKCCSRC funding calls and UKCCSRC events. You can unsubscribe from this list using the link at the bottom of every newsletter.

CCS Network

The CCS Community Network is a collective of over 1,000 engineering, technological, natural, environmental, social and economic members with CCS interests.

Network members span academia, industry, governmental and NGO sectors, and they all contribute to this diverse and vibrant community.

The Network was initially funded in 2009 by a £1 million grant from Research Councils UK Energy Programme to rapidly expand CCS research in the UK and to provide an open forum for sharing information and ideas in this growing area. The network is now part of the UK CCS Research Centre, which was established in April 2012 with support from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) as part of the Research Councils UK Energy Programme, with additional funding from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).

The network facilitates knowledge exchange within this dynamic and stimulating R&D community and is accessible to anyone interested in contributing to research and innovation in CCS, including both early career researchers and established academics and CCS professionals from any country. Industry, government and NGOs are also encouraged to join in many network activities and receive UKCCSRC information.

Data Protection for UKCCSRC Members

When you apply for UKCCSRC membership you will need to submit personal data as part of the application process.

The information you enter in the biography section of this application will be made public as part of your member profile page. Your profile will also include your name, institution and member type. Plus, any future blogs, papers etc. published on this site that are authored by you will be linked to your profile.

Information in the “UKCCSRC info only” section of the application can only be accessed by you and UKCCSRC Secretariat and will not be shared with third parties without express permission.

Becoming a member automatically subscribes you to our mailing list. We use this list for our monthly newsletter and to send occasional bulletins about UKCCSRC funding calls and UKCCSRC events. You can unsubscribe from this list using the link at the bottom of every newsletter.