Management structure

The management team for the project consists of two boards:

  • the Management Board, consisting of representatives from each participant and chaired by the Project Coordinator , and
  • the Research Board, consisting of the leaders of the various technical work packages (WP2–WP4) and chaired by IRIANC.














The advantage of having the management of the project separate from the research aspects is that it allows rapid decision making on both operational and research issues, while maintaining the required mechanism for consensus management on project strategy and of other decisions relating to the Consortium as a whole.


The Management Board

The Management Board will be responsible for:

  • Defining and monitoring project policy.
  • Deciding any actions necessary to correct potential deviations from the project plan, both technical and financial.
  • Discussing and resolving contractual matters, among participants as well as with the Commission;
  • Approving periodical plans for the project.
  • Ensuring the effective dissemination and communication of the project results.
  • Guaranteeing effective exploitation of the project results; and
  • Receiving reports by the Research Board on technical direction, quality, liaison and promotion activities and decide any adjustments to be implemented by the Research Board.


The Research Board

The Research Board will be responsible for the implementation of project policy, as determined by Management Board, and technical quality management and control. Its particular functions are:

  • To review content and quality of project deliverables.
  • To review technical deliverables and reports for external delivery.
  • To review different research directions and novelties foreseen in the project and different thematic areas.
  • To ensure that sufficient beyond the state-of–the-art progress is made in each WP and in line with the project’s overall vision.
  • To plan project external presentations.
  • To provide technical assessment of future participant and project plans; and
  • To plan dissemination of results.
  • To drive the implementation of the technical work packages.