To be an internationally recognised centre of excellence in the field of tissue repair, regeneration and rehabilitation, focusing on interdisciplinary research, education and clinical practice.
CITER's aims are:
- To enable interdisciplinary tissue engineering and stem cell research of international quality and impact
- To co-ordinate inter-School research collaboration encouraging researchers and clinicians to work together to improve clinical provision
- To establish highly-regarded postgraduate provision in tissue engineering and related sciences
- To further create an effective profile of Cardiff University in tissue engineering, repair and restoration of function.
CITER activities include:
- Demonstrating additionality from the Institute's activities;
- Supporting and publicising the sharing of equipment and facilities;
- Facilitating research collaboration to support staff research development
- Promote connections to health/social policy and intervention research;
- Regularly appraising research opportunities to provide strategic information to relevant researchers supporting the broadest interpretation of CITER activities;
- Delivering practical secretariat assistance to members in the co-ordination, submission, oversight and administrative management of inter-disciplinary research proposals;
- Encourage closer engagement with clinicians;
- Developing the potential for inter-University collaborations, particularly through regular meeting organisation, AGM, seminar's and workshop's;
- Offering a peer review service to constituent member Schools;
- Enhancing the postgraduate research environment, particularly by seeking to establish and support interdisciplinary 4-year doctoral training programmes;
- Promoting postgraduate student networking;
- Support initiatives to enhance public understanding of science and healthcare.
These activities have been developed in response to reviews of membership needs and requirements and in direct consultation with the participating Schools. These activities complement and provide added value to individual School research agenda's as well as offering an established platform from which to successfully develop interdisciplinary research, learning and teaching and public engagement initiatives.