CICS.NOVA’s researchers are distributed by Research Groups. Each group has a coordinator. The Research Groups are functional units formed by researchers that work on problematics and take methodological approaches converging to common thematic fields. Each member is part of a single Research Group.

There are six Research Groups, dealing with the main scientific concerns of CICS.NOVA:

1. Social Inequalities and Public Action

2. Citizenship, Work and Technology

3. Cities, Environment and Regional Development

4. Modelling and Planning Systems

5. Health, Population and Well-being

6. Education, Knowledge and Culture

The Research Groups contain Research Teams. Each team addresses strategic scientific topics. These teams are dynamic and can change over the course of time.