Network Board (NB)
Each partner has a representative on the Network Board. Professor Sean Ryder, member of the Irish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS), was elected chair of the Network Board for a two-year term (2010-12) at the network meeting in Berlin on 13 December 2009.
The responsibilities of the Network Board include:
Decisions on internal HERA operations;
Responsibility for budgetary management;
Approval of documents, results and approaches related to HERA activities;
Prepare advice on scientific issues for HERA members; and
Review objectives and milestones.
Management Team (MT)
The Management Team consist of one representative (at director level) from each national funding agency. The Management Team meets twice a year in conjunction with the Network Board meetings. The Management Team is currently chaired by the Network Coordinator, Dr. Maria O'Brien, Irish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS).
The responsibilities of the Management Team include:
Network management decisions;
Implementation of network objectives; and
Dissemination and information of HERA activities.
The HERA Coordinator is Dr. Maria O'Brien, Irish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS).
The responsibilities of the coordinator include:
Coordination of network activities;
- Providing support for the Network Board;
- Preparing Network Board and Management Team meetings;
- Internal network communication;
- Day-to-day management of the network;
- Financial management of the network including distribution of funds;
- Drafting management reports;
- Drafting final report and financial statements; and
- Organisation Chart.