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Focus Areas

The CoE-MaSS has 12 core Focus Areas, in line with active researchers interests and national priorities. Each Focus Area has a Focus Area Coordinator (FAC) and a Assistant Focus Area Coordinator (AFAC). The FAC is in charge of facilitating the high-level strategic oversight of all activities that take place within the theme, and the AFAC assists the FAC with coordination of the Focus Area. The importance of each Focus Area having an additional AFAC is to develop such skills in emerging researchers around the country in all MaSS areas with a focus to build up a sustainable skillset in research project planning and implementation, and to create succession plans within each Focus Area.

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The Coordinators are responsible for liaising with all researchers within their Focus Area from all 24 of the CoE-MaSS affiliated institutions. Nodes need to solicit their ideas for the strategic research trajectory for the Focus Area and facilitate the progressive research goals of their multi-institutional Focus Area within the Nodes.