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A contractual obligation and a fruitful dialogue

Date: 17th June 2015

Place: Fundación Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares Carlos III

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


1. Objectives of the meeting (Source)

ITN project consortia shall organise a Mid-Term Review (MTR) meeting which assesses the fulfilment of all aspects (scientific, research training, management, etc.). Particular attention is paid to the training activities and networking aspects including activities across different sectors. As such, the review is not just a scientific evaluation of the Network nor should it be the first point at which problems are brought to the attention of the REA. It should be understood as a constructive dialogue between the network participants and the REA project officer and is a valuable source of feedback to both the consortium and the REA.

2. Schedule


10:00 - 10:15   1. Introduction: Introduction by the REA project officer, the Expert Reviewer and the Project Coordinator.

10:15 - 10:45   2. Presentation of the Network: The Coordinator will present Cardio-Next research team and will introduce the Associated partner.

10:45 - 11:30   3. Coordinator's report: Presentation of the Mid-Term Review Report covering each of the following aspects.

                         i. Scientific

                         - The scientific, technological or socio-economic reasons for carrying out research in the field covered by the research;

                         - The research objectives of the network;

                         - Scientific highlights of the work.

                         ii. Training

                         - Individual training (PhD Program and Secondments);

                         - Network-wide training;

                         - Complementary skills.

                         iii. Networking

                          - How the Network functions;

                          - Interaction with private sector;

                          - Dissemination and outreach activities.

                          iv. Management

                           - Recruitment report;

                           - Management meetings;

                           - Financial aspects;

                           - Other aspects.

11:30 - 11:45   Coffee Break

11:45 - 13:45   4. ESRs' individual reports: Every ESR will present the project results or achievements.

13:45 - 14:45   Lunch

14:45 - 16:45   5. Parallel Sessions

                         a) Meeting between the MC fellows and the REA representative: Discussion with the Project Officer about their experiences

                              within the Network in terms of training, progress and impact on their future careers.

                         b) Steering Committee Meeting: Discussion about Management issues and working groups of PIs and Associated partners for

                              secondments discussion.

3. Conclusion

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