• How to join UKCRC

    The UK Computing Research Committee (UKCRC) is an Expert Panel of the Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET), BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT and the Council of Professors and Heads of Computing (CPHC).

    UKCRC is seeking to widen its membership through a Membership Panel, comprising of a minimum of 4 elected members of UKCRC and may also include nominees from the IET, BCS & CPHC, to consider and approve applications for membership.

    Applications are made by either recommendation from UKCRC Executive Committee members or direct to the UKCRC Secretariat ( for passing on to the Chair of the Membership Panel. Each new applicant will be asked for a CV and any relevant documents to support the application.

    Criteria for UKCRC membership: UKCRC welcomes applications from both academics and industrialists; academics must have demonstrated international research leadership; industrialists must have demonstrated that they are taking a leading role in Computing research and/or its application. Applications are particularly welcomed from individuals who have a passionate interest in research policy, and the ability and commitment to help shape research policy.

    Examples of international research leadership for academics could be (but not necessarily exhaustive):

    • being a Fellow of a recognised learned society, e.g. IET or BCS
    • having a world class publication record
    • editing a leading journal
    • chairing a premium conference programme committee
    • being invited to speak at high impact research events
    • chairing an international research society
    • playing a leading role within an internationally respected industrial or academic research group

    Examples of appropriate evidence for industrialists wishing to join could be (but not necessarily exhaustive):

    • being a Fellow of a recognised learned society, e.g. IET or BCS
    • being a Fellow, “Outstanding Researcher”, “Master Inventor” (or similar denomination) of the company for which they work
    • having a strong publication record, including the publication of professional articles or books
    • organising an industrial track (or similar) at relevant’ conferences or workshops
    • being invited to speak at high impact research or other events disseminating computing research and/or its application
    • chairing (or taking a leading role in) a professional society
    • filing of successful patents
    • being a recipient of a prize for industrial innovation (e.g. BCS Technology Excellence Awards, IET innovation awards, Queen’s Award for Industry, ….)
    • playing a leading role in a Standards body
    • being responsible for setting research/development strategy within their company
    • being a member of an industrial advisory board for a leading university

    Following receipt of an application, the Chair of the Membership Panel will consult with the other members of the Membership Panel. The decision is then emailed to the Chair of the Executive Committee and he/she advises the applicant of the Panel’s decision. The applicant will then be notified of the outcome. If successful the UKCRC Secretariat will contact the applicant to request the title they wish to be displayed on the UKCRC website and a link to their personal page. In addition they will be added to the JISCMail distribution list.

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