The network aims to facilitate closer integration of existing partnerships between researchers from different disciplines (genetics, agronomy, environmental and social sciences) and help develop new links to broaden the socio-economic context of SI.
SIRN will encourage collaboration and stimulate new research proposals for innovative systems-orientated approaches relevant to SI.
Key Objectives for the project:
- Identify strengths and gaps in UK SI research and add value by developing new ways of working
- Develop innovative cross disciplinary methods to address knowledge gaps and enable the research community to tackle emerging challenges, e.g. big data, novel technologies and new science areas.
- Support the application of basic research to new SI areas and improve interdisciplinary exchanges and understanding.
- To achieve better integration of UK research communities associated with SI.