Work package 5.1. Scientific coordination
To contribute to successful achievement of the objectives of the project by high-level scientific coordination.
Task 5.1.1 Framework for management (HPA, SUBI, URCRM, HGUM, UCLan)
The key elements of the framework for management and coordination will be established and/or further developed, building upon the approaches previously adopted for the SOUL project. These elements include: the criteria for prioritisation of research activities; monitoring of performance indicators (ie. key steps); and quality arrangements.
Task 5.1.2 Critical review of progress and contingency plans (HPA, SUBI, URCRM, HGUM, UCLan)
The Project Management Group (PMG) forms the core of the strategic management for SOLO. During the first PMG meeting, the work plan will be reviewed and the contingency plans further developed. During subsequent PMG meetings, to be held every six months, progress and developments will be critically reviewed in regard to the scientific goals.
Work package 5.2. Administrative management
To implement day-to-day operational management of the project. To assist the Project Coordinator in all administrative aspects. To control and manage the project documentation. To execute the administrative and financial tasks, to design and develop a website, to organise meetings and workshops in association with dissemination activities.
Description of work:
Task 5.2.1 Consortium agreement (HPA to lead, in collaboration with all beneficiaries)
To ensure that the project is implemented smoothly without unexpected management problems, management principles will be laid down in the consortium agreement, which will be finalised and signed by all beneficiaries before the start of the contract. Intellectual property rights and other legal issues will be covered by this agreement
Task 5.2.2 Day-to-day consortium management (HPA)
The Project Office will implement the day-to-day operational management of the project. The SOLO website will be developed and maintained, with the aim of making this accessible using any internet browser. Part of the website will be only open to the project beneficiaries, representatives of the funding organisations (EC and RF ministries) and the SAB. This part will be a secure collaborative platform service dedicated to administrative and financial coordination, internal communication and to knowledge management. In particular, progress reports and deliverables that are restricted to the consortium will be placed on this part of the website. (Paper copies of journal publications arising from SOLO will be posted to the European Commission.) Another part of the Web site will be open to the public and will include summaries of the work planned and periodic updates on progress.
Task 5.2.3 Support for research activities (HPA)
Task 5.2.4 Administrative and financial management (HPA)
Task 5.2.5 Project Communication Action activities (HPA)
The PCA activities will include support for workshops or wider scientific symposium at which the findings from this research will be presented. Some of these activities are likely to be conducted in conjunction with the DoReMi consortium.