Keybioeffects Management structure

The keybioeffects RTN will be coordinated and organized by the Coordinator and Project Manager together with the members of the Steering Committee. Members of the Steering Committee will contribute to the overall management and decision taking of general aspects of the consortia. All partners will be represented in the Steering Committee.


Figure 1. Scheme showing the elements and connections in the keybioeffects steering committee.

Steering Committee (SC)

In order to coordinate and supervise all the planned tasks, the steering committee will be organized in task groups (including all academic, research and ToK tasks) headed by members of permanent staff, appointed and non-appointed keybioeffects researchers


1. to guarantee a fully application of the keybioeffects recruitment strategy for researchers
2. to check annual cost ventilation, and the number of person-month ESR and ER, against prevision, and to negotiate with EC in case of modifications
3. to collect costs statements, audit certification, and to edit final financial reports to the EC
4. Others…
      a. to edit periodic, mid-term and final scientific reports to the EC
      b. to define the electronic communication board system
      c. to make recommendations to the decision-making and operational boards about network’s activities and coordination.


The coordinator, the project manager and at least one member per partner including non-appointed researchers, appointed researchers (an ER and an ESR), and permanent staff.


Helena Guasch (UdG)


the overall management and the interface with EC.

Project manager

Anita Geiszinger (Gemma Vidal from October06-January 07) UdG


to carry out the decisions taken by SC and the coordinator: administrative, financial, legal and reporting tasks.

Scientific and Transfer of Knowledge Tasks group

1. to coordinate the research work programme between network institutions in order to fulfil the interlinking between tasks and dissemination activities (including fostering the timely publication of research results)
2. to report research and ToK achievements
3. others….
     a. to analyze, solve and communicate to SC conflicts concerning the planning, development and reporting of research and ToK tasks
     b. to overview web site design and maintenance.


Five members responsible for five work packages including all research and ToK tasks (see Table 2, page 43 in Part B).

Scientific and Transfer of Knowledge Tasks group
Work packageTasksPartnerSToKC member
1. Risk-directed identification and environmental fate of pollutants1, 2 & 3VUAM. Lamoree
2. Bioavailability and trophic transfer of pollutants4 & 5ECTM. Liebig
3. Cause-effect studies6, 7 & 8UdGH. Guasch
4. Field studies and modelling9, 10, 11 & 12USTUTT (UoS)B. Westrich
5. Guidelines13URSM. Real
Academic tasks group

1. to coordinate and supervise the contents and the development of the courses offered
2. to analyze, solve and communicate to SC conflicts concerning to the academic training
3. to report the academic achievements.
4. regular assessment of the young researchers training plans
5. to analyze, solve and communicate to SC potential conflicts
6. to report the training achievements


One academic member from each institution offering training courses

Partner Member
UdG S. Sabater
CNR S. Lek
UB H. Segner
UJ J. Kukkonen
UFZ M. Schmitt

Representatives of appointed researchers

ESR: Candida Shinn (CNRS)

ER: Jana Weiss (VUA)