The operations group manages the day-to-day operation of the Facility, monitors servicing provision, traces longer-term community needs, and works with the Strategy Group on prioritising activities, future developments, and innovation.
The strategy group has independent oversight of strategic direction, monitors access, usage, capacity, and output of the facility, and reviews existing and future interactions between NEIF and the research community. The Strategy Group are not involved in the project approval process but oversee the portfolio of funded applications and provide an expert qualitative narrative of NEIF progress and achievements to inform on the impacts of NERC investment into NEIF. The group is central to the governance of NEIF and members are independent of the Facility and represent the long-term interests of the user community. The Strategy Group comprises national and international experts from large laboratories and specialists in application areas covered by NEIF and reports to NERC.