Daniel Koehn (University of Glasgow) is the FlowTrans Network Co-ordinator. As Co-ordinator, Daniel is responsible for reporting and communication with the European Commission.
The Network Coordinator will be supported by the Deputy-Coordinator, Renaud Toussaint (CNRS, Strasbourg).
Daniel explaining the management structure of FlowTrans to the new Fellows at our first workshop in the Mishkenot Sha’ananim Guest House and Conference Centre in Jerusalem, Israel in November 2013
The FlowTrans ITN has a Management Structure in place, which will ensure the development and delivery of the research programme, the training and learning programme for Fellows and the public engagement activities, in line with the Grant Agreement.
The Supervisory Board is supported by 3 Advisory Boards:
Advisory Board 1 – membership is 2 external advisors to the FlowTrans ITN
Advisory Board 2 – membership is 4 scientists from the Associate Partners
Advisory Board 3 – membership is 3 FlowTrans ITN Fellows: 1 Experienced Researcher and 2 Early Stage Researchers. Membership will rotate round all Fellows on an annual basis
The Supervisory Board is supported by 6 Committees:
This Committee ensures that the recruitment process follows the guidelines and is completed on time. We have almost completed the recruitment process, with only 1 Experienced Researcher post remaining to be filled. This post will be based at ORG and will be advertised later in 2013/early 2014. Once the recruitment process is completed, this Committee will no longer be required.
Research Synergy Committee
This Committee will ensure that the multi-disciplinary collaboration across all FlowTrans partners and associates develops in line with expectations. A key part of this work will involve bringing together the different research groups, across the FlowTrans ITN and ensuring that there are opportunities in place for Fellows, for example, through secondments, exchange visits etc. The Experienced Researchers will lead this Committee.
This Committee will focus on the development and delivery of the FlowTrans ITN Skills Development Programme. We aim to ensure that the training needs of all fellows are met and that a range of opportunities, activities and experiences can be arranged, to enable them to achieve their potential. The work of this Committee will include co-ordinating the Career Development Plans and the Training Plans, to inform the future programme of Workshops and events.
Communications and Public Engagement Committee
This Committee will be involve in the development of the FlowTrans Communications Strategy which will include such things as the website, a blog, a regular newsletter, as well as the development and delivery of a public engagement and events programme. We also aim to utilise as many resources as we can for this, including social media.
This Committee was originally called the Gender Equalities Committee, which aimed to ensure that there was an equal gender balance across the FlowTrans ITN. However, we now feel that this committee should be renamed as the Equalities Committee, to ensure that all aspects of the FlowTrans ITN uphold the equalities ethos, to ensure discussion and development of the FlowTrans Equalities policies and ensure that the overall development of the programme encourages participation and input from all equalities groups, for example, through the public engagement activities.
This Committee focuses on the budgeting and reporting for the FlowTrans ITN. The Mid-Term Review and Final Report are key aspects of meeting our EU grant conditions and this committee will contribute to the drafting of these reports.
Daniel Koehn and Wendy-Louise Smith are the members on the Finance Committee.