The Institute for Numerical Computation and Analysis (INCA) was founded in 1980 by a group of people who were interested in promoting research and development in scientific and engineering computation and analysis in Ireland. It is a non-profit research corporation licensed by the government as a company limited by guarantee. It is governed by a Council of 11 members including the President: - (position currently vacant). The Officers of the Institute are -
One of the main purposes of INCA is to provide a focus for countrywide activities in computation. Current active members include academic staff from relevant departments in most Irish universities. Because it is independent, it enables staff from different institutions to collaborate without administrative complications. It is governed and organised by rules and procedures parallel to those of the similar institutions in Ireland.