Governance

In ICHEC, we believe that best practice in Corporate Governance is crucial to achieving strong and sustained growth. 

Governing Board

Role: To monitor the activities and progress of ICHEC, ensuring that it is operating in line with expectations and best practice, and delivering on its contractual obligations. The Board advises ICHEC's management on aspects of policy, strategy and overall objectives, identifying relevant indicators and targets against which performance can be measured.

Meets: Biannually.

Reports to: President of NUI Galway and ICHEC Stakeholders (the Department of Business, Enterprise & Innovation, the Department of Education & Skills and the Higher Education Authority).

Chair: Martin Hynes.

Management Committee

Role: The Management Committee includes all decision makers within the Centre. Its purpose is provide a formal setting for the discussion of matters of centre-wide significance, as well as ensuring effective communication for key functions such as Human Resources, Finance and Infrastructure.

Meets: Weekly

Chair: Prof. J.C. Desplat (ICHEC Director)

Science Council

Role: The Science Council consists of members from various scientific disciplines whose main role is to assess the scientific merit of applications for access to ICHEC's computing services. See below for the full list of members, as well as detailed information about the Science Council's roles and review guidelines. ICHEC's Science Council is a voluntary, pro-bono council.

Meets: By video conference as required. In person, at least yearly.

Reports to: the ICHEC Governing Board.

Chair: Prof. Jiri Vala (NUI Maynooth).

Users Council

Role: Established in 2007, the ICHEC Users' Council is an independent body, supported by ICHEC, responsible for providing formal feedback on the National HPC Service to the ICHEC executive committee. The views of the Users Council represent the views of the entire user community of ICHEC resources; feedback is restricted to operational matters, e.g., users support, scheduling policies, software provision etc.

Meets: Biannually.

Reports to: ICHEC Governing Board.

Chair: Dr Elisa Fadda (NUI Maynooth).