The research activities of the ICP revolve around various research groups that develop their work in the three major investigation themes of the centre. The research groups take delight in their elevated flexibilities and independence in the management of their research and ability to obtain the necessary financial support. In general, each group usually focuses their activities around one central theme, although the larger groups may develop their research over more than one research line. The composition of the research groups is flexible in accordance with the nature of the research themes with which they deal.