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Organization and management

Project management refers to the process of planning, organizing, directing and controlling the integrated effort to efficiently achieve the technical objectives within the TABULA RASA constraints of time schedule and budget.

TABULA RASA management structure

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 Figure: PC stands for Project Coordinator and AM stands for Administrative Manager


The Management Team

TABULA RASA is coordinated by Dr. Sébastien Marcel from the Idiap Research Institute. The Project Coordinator has the overall responsibility for the direction of the project:

  • Direct all scientific, dissemination and technical activities of the project,
  • Chair regular project meetings with WP leaders,
  • Ensure effective management of knowledge and intellectual property,
  • Oversee the submission of progress reports, deliverables and financial statements to the European Commission,
  • Oversee payments of funds to partners
  • ...

 

The Administrative Manager is Christophe Ecoeur from the Idiap Research Institute. The Administrative Manager supports the Project Coordinator in the overall execution of his roles and is responsible for:

    • Dealing with all legal, ethical and financial issues,
    • Liaising with the European Commission,
    • Coordinating the actions of the Project Board and Committees,
    • Consolidating and distribute the various scientific, administrative and financial reports,
    • Organizing TABULA RASA events including the yearly reviews. 
    • ...

       

    The Work-package Leader

    Each work-package is led by a work-package leader. The roles and responsibilities of each work-package leader is to:

    • Ensure progress according to budget and plans for each of the tasks in the WP,
    • Synchronize the tasks internally within the work-package and, as necessary with those of other WPs,
    • Report progress in the WP regularly to the Project Executive,
    • Ensure the timely production of deliverables and reaching of milestones for the WP.
    •  ...

     

    A brief description of each WP and their interdependencies is available on the page Work Packages.

     

    The Project Board

    The membership of the project board is:

    • Sebastien Marcel, IDIAP
    • Christophe Ecoeur, IDIAP
    • Matti Pietikainen, UOULU
    • Julian Fierrez, UAM
    • Mark Nixon, USOU
    •  Fabio Roli , UNICA
    • Jean-Luc Dugelay , EURECOM
    • Stan Z. Li, CASIA
    • Javier Acedo, STARLAB
    • Sebastien Brangoulo, MORPHO
    • Gilles Florey, KEY
    • Werner Blessing, BIO
    • Emilio Mordini, CSSC

    The role of the project board is to act as the top-level decision making body. The project board will meet at least once a year. The project board is responsible for establishing clear procedures for taking decisions and resolving conflicts effectively and quickly. Conflict resolution will be done by voting. Voting will be by a simple majority of the members.

     

    The Project executive

    The membership of the project executive is:

    • Sebastien Marcel, IDIAP
    • Christophe Ecoeur, IDIAP

    The Project Executive will direct all activities of the project towards its objectives within the framework of the Contract and the Consortium Agreement.

     

    The Exploitation committee

    The membership of the exploitation committee is:

    • Sebastien Marcel, IDIAP
    • Javier Acedo, STARLAB
    • Sebastien Brangoulo, MORPHO
    • Gilles Florey, KEY
    • Werner Blessing, BIO

    The Exploitation Committee is responsible for matters related to the exploitation of the project’s outputs. This committee will also take decisions related to the “RTD integration and demonstration support programme"

     

    The Ethics Committee

    The membership of the ethics committee is:

    • Emilio Mordini, CSSC
    • Sebastien Marcel, IDIAP
    • Matti Pietikainen, UOULU
    • Julian Fierrez, UAM
    • John Carter, USOU
    • Fabio Roli, UNICA
    • Jean-Luc Dugelay, EURECOM
    • Stan Z. Li, CASIA
    • Javier Acedo, STARLAB
    • Sebastien Brangoulo, MORPHO
    • Gilles Florey, KEY
    • Werner Blessing, BIO

    The Ethics Committee is responsible for ethical issues arising from the project’s activities.

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