Governance

The organisation of CHIST-ERA follows a two-level organisation.

Steering Committee

A strategic level, where the implementation, the content and the programmes funding decisions are made. It is the task of the Steering Committee (SC). The SC is composed of one representative per member and chaired by the coordinator of the consortium (ANR). It is the ultimate decision-making body of the consortium for any issue concerning its operation and the content of its work program, and as the arbitration body for proposals submitted by the partners, the associates, or the Executive Board (EB, see below). It reviews progress accomplished in each workpackage, considers proposals, and decides on the actions to be undertaken. It decides on all major issues addressed during the course of the project, which affect substantially the scope, direction and content of CHIST-ERA, including questions regarding network extension, public relations, etc.

At all levels of the project, the SC can consult the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). The SAB is composed of members selected by the SC, among high-level experts from leading public research institutes, industry as well as other relevant stakeholders. The SAB is involved in the call topic selection and provides advice on any other strategic aspect of the programme.

Executive Board

And an operational level, the Executive Board (EB), in charge of the organisation, the promotion and the implementation of the calls for proposals (selection, funding, contracts, follow-up of the projects). The EB is composed of the work package leaders (WPL), and chaired by the coordinator (ANR). It takes operational decisions and prepares, proposes, and implements the decisions of the SC. Each WPL is responsible for the coordination, planning, monitoring and reporting for the respective Work Package (WP) activities as well as the coherence of this WP with other WPs in the network. On a regular basis, the EB meets to discuss the progress made and - if necessary - suggests remedial actions to the SC.