SUPERVISORY BOARD (SB)
The Supervisory Board is the ultimate decision-making body of the consortium.
The Supervisory Board shall be free to act on its own initiative to formulate proposals and take decisions in accordance with the procedures set out herein. In addition, all proposals made by the Training Board shall also be considered and decided upon by the Supervisory Board.
The following decisions shall be taken by the Supervisory Board:
Evolution of the consortium
MEMBERS OF THE SUPERVISORY BOARD (SB)
TRAINING BOARD (TB)
The Training Board is responsible for overseeing the quality of the network-wide training of ESRs and for ensuring that scientific/technological training is balanced with transferable skills training appropriate to the needs of each recruited researcher. The Training Board will also oversee the quality and quantity of supervision of the ESRs and shall report to and be accountable to the Supervisory Board.
The centralised management of the training program will be overseen by the Training Board (TB) of the consortium comprising: the Coordinator, four node coordinators, four representatives from Partner Organisations, and a representative of the project ESRs elected for a period of one year by the ESRs (hereinafter "Training Board Members"). A Training Manager will be appointed by the Coordinator to coordinate its activities.
In addition, the Training Board shall collect information at least every 6 months on the progress of the Project, examine that information to assess the compliance of the Project with the Consortium Plan and, if necessary, propose modifications of the Consortium Plan to the Supervisory Board.
The Training Board shall:
In the case of abolished tasks as a result of a decision of the Supervisory Board, the Training Board shall advise the Supervisory Board on ways to rearrange tasks and budgets of the Parties concerned. Such rearrangement shall take into consideration the legitimate commitments taken prior to the decisions, which cannot be cancelled.
MEMBERS OF THE TRAINING BOARD (TB)
The Coordinator - Prof Alexander Tartakovskii
The Coordinator is the legal entity acting as the intermediary between the Parties and the Funding Authority. The Coordinator shall, in addition to its responsibilities as a Party, perform the tasks assigned to it as described in the Grant Agreement and this Consortium Agreement.
The Coordinator shall be the intermediary between the Parties and the Funding Authority and shall perform all tasks assigned to it as described in the Grant Agreement and in this Consortium Agreement.
In particular, the Coordinator shall be responsible for:
If the Coordinator fails in its coordination tasks, the Supervisory Board may propose to the Funding Authority to change the Coordinator.
The Coordinator shall not be entitled to act or to make legally binding declarations on behalf of any other Party or of the consortium, unless explicitly stated otherwise in the Grant Agreement or this Consortium Agreement
The Coordinator shall not enlarge its role beyond the tasks specified in this Consortium Agreement and in the Grant Agreement.
The Training Manager is appointed by the Coordinator. He/she is responsible for the success of the training activities and the communication among all ERS about training needs.
He/she will lead respective actions in the Training Board meetings. He/she will liaise with the ESR representatives, individual supervisors, industrial partners and the local workshop planning committee to adjust the training strategy and the network meetings.
The Scientific Coordinator is the Coordinator, Prof A Tartakovskii. He is the reference for research issues, monitors the scientific progress in each work package group and ensures integration across different research themes and work packages. He can suggest new activities for network meetings or for online content and set the agenda for the research-related discussion at the Training Board meetings.
The ESR supervisors are in charge of recruitment and selection of the ESRs, will meet regularly with the ESR to discuss progress and provide scientific guidance and training. They assist the ESRs in drawing up a Career Development Plan and monitor their training progress.
The ESR Representative acts on behalf of the ESRs at Training Board level and is entitled to one vote. It is elected by and among the ESRs by majority of 2/3 for a period of 12 months. After such period, a new election will take place.
Advisory Board (AB)
An Advisory Board (AB) will be appointed and steered by the Training Board. The AB shall assist and facilitate the decisions made by the Supervisory Board. The Coordinator is authorised to execute with each member of the AB a non-disclosure agreement, which terms shall be not less stringent than those stipulated in this Consortium Agreement, no later than 30 calendar days after their nomination or before any confidential information will be exchanged, whichever date is earlier. The Coordinator shall write the minutes of the AB meetings and prepare the implementation of the AB's suggestions. The AB members shall be allowed to participate in Supervisory Board meetings upon invitation but have not any voting rights.
MEMBERS OF THE ADVISORY BOARD (AB)
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