IDEAL Cell: Management Structure
The overall project coordination was the responsibility of the Coordinator ARMINES, which was also acting as the intermediary between the Parties and the European Commission. An efficient day-to-day management of the project was ensured by a permanent scientific and technical follow-up led by the Scientific Coordinator (SC).
The Consortium was represented in the project by the Executive Board (EB), which was the ultimate decision-making and supervisory body for the implementation of the Project. EB was also in charge of the reporting to the European Commission through the Management Team. It was structured by the Work Package (WP) Leaders and chaired by the Scientific Coordinator. The Executive Board held at least 2 meetings a year.
The Work Package Leaders were representatives of a partner institution, who were responsible for the implementation of the WP tasks, including coordination with other Work Packages, preparation of internal products, reports and project deliverables. They were responsible for finding a consensus among the participants of their WP.
- Management Team
The Management Team was the support group of the Executive Board in charge to help for the implementation of the Project in all its contractual commitments towards the European Commission. The Management Team included a Scientific and Technical Manager (ST Manager) acting as a deputy to the Scientific Coordinator for scientific and technical issues, and an Administrative, Financial and Legal Manager (AFL Manager) in charge of administrative, financial and legal issues, including costs statements, audits, amendments, management reports, funding allocation, budget, transferring the EC funding to the Parties, etc. The Management Team collected the data necessary to prepare the annual reports and deliverables and was in charge of the day-to-day management.
The Managers constituted scientific personnel of Parties involved in the Project, who were appointed to take care of timing of activities that were distributed in different tasks and workpackages. Changes in the number, activity and name of Managers were decided by the Executive Board.
Managers at the project's completion: Powders Manager; Testing Manager; Interconnects Manager; Modelling Manager; Shaping Manager .
- Advisory Board
The Advisory Board (AB) was composed of experts in the field of the Project, acting as specialists who were not part of the Project as parties, nor to the Consortium Agreement. The AB carried out consulting functions in respect to the implementation and the achievements of the Project on a free-of-charge basis and within the frame of the confidentiality agreement. The advisors supported the Executive Board, providing advice and reccomendations upon request.