ICE Management group - Terms Of Reference (TOR)


Imaging Centre of Excellence 7T Management Group 



The Imaging Centre of Excellence (ICE) is a medical research facility located on the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital campus.  The ICE hosts a 7 Tesla MRI scanner which is a University of Glasgow facility operative with safety support of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) staff.  This Management Group will have representation from both University of Glasgow and NHSGGC. 


The ICE 7T Management Group will review matters associated with the 7T MRI in relation to the following: 

Scientific strategy Determine a framework focussed upon existing Glasgow based fundamental and clinical scientific expertise which will enhance local interdisciplinary synergies and drive ICE decision making with view to significantly enhancing internationally excellent research outputs, impact and grant income.  

Roles and accountability  Inform, and re-appraise as required, roles and line management of ICE related staff (UoG and NHSGG) with view to facilitating efficient collaborative approaches where possible   

Access and use Review new projects for use of 7T for capacity, capability and costs: all projects involving NHS patients require NHSGGC R&I Approval and adherence to NHS GGC Policies.  Review performance of active projects and address barriers related to project delivery. 

Governance and safety Review and agree process and procedures required for ensuring compliance with GDPR, quality, safety, incidental finding reporting and regulatory requirements.  This Group will report for research governance related issues to the Glasgow Health Science Partnership Regulatory Affairs Group (GHSP RAG).  For patient safety issues will be reported to the NHSGGC Clinical Governance Forum and MRI Safety Committee  

Infrastructure, maintenance and equipment Address actions required to support the ongoing maintenance, development and review for approval new purchases (including data infrastructure)  

Workforce and training Identify training and resource gaps and opportunities. 



Professor Lars Muckli (UofG) 

Professor Neil Basu (UofG, honorary NHSGGC) 

Professor David Porter (UofG) 

Ms Chloë Cowan (NHSGGC) 

Dr Shajan Gunamony (UofG) 

Dr Andrew Reilly (NHSGGC) 

Dr Debra Stuart (UofG) 

Ms Tracey Hopkins (NHSGGC) 

Dr Michael Bradnam (NHSGGC) 

Dr Kristin Flegal (UofG)

Dr Graeme Keith (UofG)  

Ms Siobhan Doyle (UofG, Clerk) 


The Group will be considered quorate with four members present including at least one from each organisation.  In the event the Group is not quorate, voting for approvals may be cast outside the meeting at the agreement of the Group Chair.  The group will meet monthly. 


Confidentiality and declarations of interest 

Management Group members will be required to declare any conflict of interest.  The Group will be required to ensure confidentiality respecting volunteer/patient confidentiality and sensitive Intellectual Property. 



The Management Group will report activity to the Glasgow Health Science Partnership Delivery Board as required.