Our team meets twice a year to allow each lab, via its trainees, to report on progress made toward the grant’s objectives, and we provide support to have each trainee attend at least one meeting per year to present their results to national/international colleagues.
The Scientific Advisory Board members attend one of these semi-annual scientific sessions annually to assess the progress made by the team.
The Executive Committee composed of the project leaders (Milan Maric, Vassilios Papadopoulos, Bernard Robaire, Peter Chan and Jeff Nisker) and chaired by the PI, Bernard Robaire, meet every two months to take routine decisions regarding budget allocations, assignment of responsibilities, and project development. It monitors overall progress of the project and makes sure that milestones are met. The committee troubleshoots issues that arise regarding project directions. It overviews the interdisciplinary training aspects and facilitate mechanisms for joint supervision of trainees. Minutes of these meetings are taken by the administrative assistant and circulated to all members of the team.