The management structure is designed to allow an optimal recruitment process and to execute the best program for research, training and dissemination activities for the seven full partners and two associated partners. The organization consists of a Supervisory Board (SB), a Training and recruitment Board (TRB), and Exploitation Board (EB), an Administrative Board (AB) and an Equal Opportunities Board (EOB). Details will be provided below. CP3-Origins has already an international advisory board constituted by world renowned scientists which can be also be used as an extra advisory board for the ITN. The Work package Committees (WPC’s) is the operative bodies for the work packages.
Management in STRONGBSM is divided into ‘Organization’ and ‘Activities’ sections as shown in the figure below.

The management structure is designed to allow an optimal recruitment process and to execute the best program for research, training and dissemination activities for the seven full partners and two associated partners. The organization consists of a Supervisory Board (SB), a Training and recruitment Board (TRB), and Exploitation Board (EB), an Administrative Board (AB) and an Equal Opportunities Board (EOB). Details will be provided below. CP3-Origins has already an international advisory board constituted by world renowned scientists which can be also be used as an extra advisory board for the ITN. The Work package Committees (WPC’s) is the opera- tive bodies for the work packages.Management in STRONGBSM is divided into ‘Organization’ and ‘Activities’ sections as shown in the figure below.

Supervisory Board (SB)

Chairman: Prof. F. Sannino

The SB is the overall decision making body including representatives from all partners. The SB will meet twice per year. The annual STRONGBSM meeting will be a natural time for the SB to con- vene while the other meeting will be organized in connection with either one of the tutorials or schools organized by STRONGBSM. The chairman of the SB is Prof. F. Sannino who is the coordinator of the STRONGBSM. SB will assembly at the network kick-off meeting. Operational procedures of the SB will be laid down in a Net- work Agreement. The SB will monitor the overall activities of the network, project coherence, communication and risk manage- ment and the following areas supported by the specifically assigned boards:

  • TRB: Oversees and monitor the recruitment and the human resource management
  • The EB: Oversees IPR management and dissemination
  • The AB: Oversees the daily administrative part of the project.
  • The EO: Oversees gender equality

Representatives from the private sector will participate to the SB, advising on the training requirements for the ESRs, and identifying areas of potential collaborations.

Administrative Board (AB)

Chairman: C. Dahl, L. C. Nielsen

This is the board of people who will carry out daily administration. It is constituted by the top administrative personnel having administrative, financial and legal expertise in managing large and medium size grants of excellence and ITN networks. Christina Dahl, currently the administrative head of the Institute for Physics and Chemistry at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) will be the administrative co-chair together with Lone Charlotte Nielsen, currently the centre secretary of CP³-Origins. They will receive direct support from the EU commission program experts Arne Bækdal Hansen and Gitte Toftgaard Jørgensen also located at SDU.

Training and recruitment Board (TRB)

Chairman: Dr M. Teper

The chairman is Dr Mike Teper from Oxford University and the other members of the TRB will be appointed by the SB among its members at its first meeting.

The recruitment policy will follow the “Code of Conduct for the recruitment of researchers” adopted by the European Union. The ESRs will be funded under an employment contract. Recruitment procedures and evaluation criteria will be the same for each contractor and will, of course, respect local administrative hiring procedures. The criteria will be fully transparent to the applicants. The equal opportunity policy will ensure that barriers associated with gender, age and ethnicity will be absent in STRONGBSM. Vacant ESR positions will be advertised in scientific journals and on websites specialized for advertising positions in particle physics.

We envision 10 ESRs and 2 ERs to be recruited according to the table below at the different nodes of STRONGBSM. We have allocated to each node funding for visiting researchers (VR) for a maximum of four months per node. We expect at least two different VRs per node.

Equal Opportunities Board (EOB)

Chairman: Dr E. Pallante

The chairman is Dr Elisabetta Pallante and members of the EOB will be appointed by the SB among its members at its first meeting.
In the description of the institutes, local facilities and attributes will be identified making our network partners appealing also to researchers with families and children, and for people with disabilities. Guidance will be sought from local University women representatives in the Human Resources/Personnel departments with the aim of increasing the participation of female ESRs. For the recruitment of ESRs the scientist-in-charge at each institute will oversee the evaluation of the applications and obtain written evaluations. He or she will ensure, when possible, that there is an adequate gender balance on the panel which makes these decisions. We expect the best two-three applicants to be invited for an interview. The main criterion for filling the positions will simply be  excellence of the candidates. The following key points will be assessed with relative weightings in brackets: (i) scientific background and ability (70%); (ii) transfer of knowledge and experience (20%); (iii) social skills and effective networking (10%).

Exploitation Board (EB)

Chairman: Prof. B. Svetitsky

The chairman is Prof. Benjamin Svetitsky and members of the EB will be appointed by the SB among its members at its first meeting. The EB will be responsible for the Network dissemination plan and an IPR management Plan for the network taking into account EU and national legislation and local rules. The IPR management plan will be outlined during the first 6 months of the project and submitted to the SB for approval. Upon approval the EB will monitor the execution of the plan. The Network dissemination plan will be outlined within the first year of the project. The Plan will contain a description of scientific dissemination hereunder choice of journals, workshops and conferences. It will also include a plan for online dissemination and the network will manage a network website with information for members of the network as well as for relevant stakeholders and the society in general. The website will contain content on courses, research activities, the organization of the network, the network participants, abstracts and references to published research and conference dissemination. Finally the plan will contain information on future research activities and embedment of courses and other training activities for example into regular ERS courses.

Work package Committees (WPC’s)

All WP participants are represented in WPC. Each WPC will be chaired by the WP leader. The full responsibility of implementation and WP activities, objectives and deliverables lies within the WPC. The operational procedures will be outlined in the Network Agreement. Meetings and communication will be organized by the WPC based on needs.