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.

When you apply for membership, we use the answers you’ve provided in your form, and the biography details you provide, to assess your eligibility for the type of membership for which you have applied. If you have not provided sufficient information or we think you have applied for a membership that you’re ineligible for, we will let you know and suggest either what additional information we require, or suggest an alternative membership type.

You can also subscribe to our monthly newsletter via your application form. However you can unsubscribe at any time without affecting your membership.

If you are still unsure, please email info@ukccsrc.ac.uk and one of the team will be happy to help.

Academic Membership

Academics active in research in CCS form the academic membership of the UKCCSRC. 

Academic Membership will normally be open to all UK academics named as investigators on UKRI grants for CCS research, or CCS grants from other sources (e.g. EU, InnovateUK, BEIS) 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 UKRI or BEIS may be required to confirm that this linkage with UKCCSRC is acceptable. Academic 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.

For Early Career Researchers, we have a separate ECR Membership that includes benefits aligned to the needs of our ECR community.

The benefits of Academic Membership include:

  • Opportunities to 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. UKCCSRC research outputs transmitted to members will be in the form of presentations and networking at meetings, internal reports etc.
  2. All UKCCSRC members will be informed of CCS funding opportunities and invited to attend any UKCCSRC workshops to form a bidding team (or teams).
  3. 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.

If you opt to have your profile included in the Members Directory 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 and institution. 

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

You can also subscribe to the mailing list via your application form. 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 including industry, government, CCS organisations and overseas academics.

You can opt to subscribe to the UKCCSRC mailing list so that you can receive the monthly newsletter and information of news and events relevant to CCS and you also have the option of including your profile in our online Members Directory. Further benefits include the chance to reach our wide ranging CCS community by posting jobs, opportunities and events on our website.

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.

If you opt to have your profile included in the Members Directory 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 and institution. 

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

You can also subscribe to the mailing list via your application form. 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)

Early Career Researcher (ECR) Membership is normally open to UK postgraduate research students, post-doctoral staff and new lecturers undertaking research in a CCS related area. ECR members are encouraged to access a variety of benefits through the UKCCSRC Early Career Researcher programme. You can opt to subscribe to the mailing list to receive the monthly newsletter and bulletins about ECR funding calls and events, and you have the opportunity to include your profile in the UKCCSRC online Members Directory.  

The Early Career Researcher 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.

In terms of our UKCCSRC funding opportunities, please check the call details for eligibility criteria. For most opportunities we 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.

Supporting the development of ECRs is crucial for continued growth in CCS research and development. It 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.

If you opt to have your profile included in the Members Directory 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 and institution.

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

You can also subscribe to the mailing list via your application form. 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 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 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. Network members can opt to receive the UKCCSRC newsletter, and also have the opportunity to include their profile in our online Members Directory.

Data Protection for UKCCSRC Members

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

If you opt to have your profile included in the Members Directory 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 and institution.

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

You can also subscribe to the mailing list via your application form. 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.