Proposed programme of activities

•    Website development: the first output of the Network and the main tool for networking, communication, dissemination, useful links ie. Cap, CARDI etc.; it will be maintained at QUB.

•    Meetings:

     Steering Committee chaired by Dame Joan Harbison and comprising the PI; hi-profile collaborators - one for each of the four themes; and a user representative will meet every three months;

     Management Committee consisting of PI and CIs will meet every two months;

     Working Groups comprising theme groups ie. CIs and their assistants will meet monthly.

•    Focus group interviews with key stakeholders; every two months on research themes.

•    Colloquium in November 2009 where all network partners will present their work – with a view to developing a collaborative research proposal; self-financed through registration fees.

•     Workshop/conference; at the end of award-period on research themes; self-financed through registration fees.

•    Electronic newsletter published monthly on the website and circulated to the Network.

•    Attending national and international conferences and workshops. The PI and CIs will attend key national and international conferences and workshops throughout the 10-month life of the Network.

The programme of activities and deliverables are listed in table/Gantt chart below.

SC: Steering Committee; MC: Management Committee; WG: Working Groups