The management structure of DANUBIUS-PP is summarised in the figure below, with roles and responsibilities identified and summarised below. Users will be represented in the Stakeholder Committee and given the opportunity to review and amend all draft deliverables. The DANUBIUS-PP project management and WP leaders are assisted by international experts through the Scientific and Technical Advisory Board (STAB).
The principle of project management of DANUBIUS-PP is ‘user-driven management’. This principle is infused in the governance and management scheme and rules, and is based on the guidelines defined by DESCA5.DANUBIUS-PP will be undertaken by a Consortium of 29 partners from 16 EU Member States and Associated Countries, plus 2 ERICs (ICOS and EMSO). Project management (WP1) relies upon a proper communication flow between all Consortium partners.
Steering Committee (SC)
The SC is the executive body of DANUBIUS-PP. It will assist the PC/PM in managing the project, ensuring the quality assurance and timely implementation of work package activities. The SC may make proposals to the GA on work programme modifications, or allocating funding from the European Commission (EC), on accession and withdrawal of partners as on default and termination. The SC will submit all draft deliverables to the ShC for review and may call for internal reviews. The SC will meet at least four times a year and as often as felt necessary. The SC will be composed of the Project Coordinator team, WP Leaders, and WPCs, and will be chaired by the Project Coordinator.
Scientific & Technical Advisory Board (STAB)
The STAB advises the GA and, on the request of the SC, give guidance on all scientific and technical matters. The STAB is composed of internationally recognised experts in different scientific communities relevant for DANUBIUS-RI.
Board of Governmental Representatives (BGR)
The BGR has been set up to promote the agreement of the potential member countries on the documents prepared for the ERIC application. From each country there are representatives from the relevant funding ministries and the scientific community.