To support the efficient execution of ASUR a programme management office has been established. The structure of this team has been selected to ensure cost-effective programme delivery, with only the core management functions of technical direction, programme and sub-contract management paid for from the contract.
The ASUR organisation structure is shown below. The programme organisation has been split into three key functions:
- The Steering Group which provides overall direction of the ASUR programme
- The ASUR Programme Office which is responsible for programme delivery
- The Technical Coordination Team (working with the Independent Technical Director and the Dstl ASUR Lead), which is responsible for coordinating the research activities undertaken within ASUR
Structure and Funding
The Governance of the ASUR Programme is described in more detail in the ASUR Operations Manual. The Operations Manual includes the Terms of reference of the Steering Group, the ASUR Programme Office and the Technical Coordination Team; plus gives useful guidance on the IP Conditions and the Assessment process.