How Projects Are Designed

Current scientific research is organised into projects focused on scientific problems related to geographical areas. These projects offer focused, fundamental research to an industry where in-house research facilities face diminishing resources. CASP's not-for-profit status, independent professional staff and high-quality output make it extremely cost-effective.

Research projects are designed in collaboration with industry subscribers and scientific collaborators so that they have the maximum possible scientific and commercial impact.

The Design Process

  1. A research opportunity that has both scientific and commercial (strategic or applied) value is identified, either by CASP staff or by a subscribing company.
  2. CASP develop a plan for the research in discussion with potential subscribers.
  3. Scientific partners are sought where outside expertise is required for:
    • Local field support & scientific partners.
    • Scientific expertise that is not available in house.
    • Academic partners whose expertise and interests complement the more commercial aspects of the work.
  4. The project is priced for the minimum expected number of subscribers and offered for subscription.
  5. When the project is running, subscribers receive regular reports and take part in discussions that shape the path of the investigation. This flexibility is a key benefit of the CASP system, as opposed to many consultancy projects that work in isolation and deliver only at the end of the contract.