The center is currently hosted at villa 5, Sultan Qaboos University and has a modern Free and Open Source lab at the second floor of the Centers’ complex. It is directed by a member of the academic staff from College of Engineering. An Executive Board has been set to supervise the activities of the Center and ensure the directions of the activities of the center are consistent with its mission.
It is one of the many research centers established in the Office of Deputy Vice Chancellor Postgraduate Studies and Research at Sultan Qaboos University.
The Communication and Information Research Center (CIRC) was established in 2002 with a mission to promote and enhance research and education through Government/University /Industry partnerships in focused and shared competitive ICT research programs.