Timeline & Deliverables
MSCA projects have a clearly defined timeline, in order to ensure success of the Early Stage Researcher (ESR) recruitment and training, and to support the smooth running of the interaction between the ITN team and the European Commission agency to which it reports, the Research Executive Agency (REA). The training of the the ESRs involves hands on research, numerous scientific meetings and workshops, for learning both transferrable skills and advanced research skills.
SECRET-ITN Project Timeline
Entry into force 09.08.2019
Entry into force 01.10.2019
Start of the Recruitment Period
01.10.2019 ongoing until end of March 2020 or until all Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) are recruited.
Kick-Off Meeting (KOM)
Beneficiaries met to kick off the project.
D4.1 (D17) KOM Report (WP4)
D5.1 (D25) Data Sharing Report (WP5)
D4.9 (D41) Consortium Agreement Report (WP4)
D4.10 (D42) Supervisory Board Report (WP4)
MS1 Committees set up (M1)
ITN 2019 Coordinators’s Infoday
Participation of SECRET-ITN Program Coordindator, Dr. Angelika Hausser, and Program Manager, Dr. Raluca Tamas, at the briefing day organized by the European Commission.
First ESR started work at UiO:
Renata Hajdu (ESR 5) started her work on project IRP 1.5 in Oslo (UiO), in the group of Prof. Dr. Hesso Farhan.
ESRs 2 and 7 started work at USTUTT and OUH:
Elena Gutiérrez Galindo (ESR 2) started her work on project IRP 1.2 in Stuttgart (USTUTT), in the group of Dr. Angelika Hausser.
Eleni Skourti (ESR 7) started her work on project IRP 1.7 in Oslo (OUH), in the group of Dr. Gunhild Mælandsmo.
6 ESRs started work in February:
Madalena Monteiro (ESR 9) is starting her work on project IRP 2.1 in Amsterdam (VUmc), in the group of Prof. Dr. Connie Jimenez.
Hanieh Sadeghi (ESR 10) is starting her work on project IRP 2.2 in Amsterdam (VUmc), in the group of Prof. Dr. Connie Jimenez.
(*Mrs. Sadeghi is no longer with SECRET-ITN since 31.07.2020)
Jacqueline Bersano (ESR 13) is starting her work on project IRP 2.5 in Freiburg (CRDS), under the supervision of Dr. Julia Schüler.
Mario Macía Guardado (ESR 12) is starting his work on project IRP 2.4 in Vienna (MUW), in the group of Prof. Dr. Helmut Dolznig.
Zeynep Hazal Yilmaz (ESR 1) is starting her work on project IRP 1.1 in Stuttgart (USTUTT), in the group of Dr. Angelika Hausser.
Merih Özverin (ESR 3) is starting her work on project IRP 1.3 in Stuttgart (USTUTT), in the group of Prof. Dr. Monilola Olayioye.
ESRs 4 started work in March:
Amirabbas Parizadeh (ESR 4) is starting his work on project IRP 1.4 in Oslo (UiO), in the group of Prof. Dr. Hesso Farhan.
D4.2 (D18) Recruitment report (WP4)
D4.3 (D19) Data management plan (WP4)
D5.2 (D26) Project website and brochure (WP5)
ESRs 6 and 8 started work on the 1st of April:
Célia Asdih (ESR 6) is starting her work on project IRP 1.6 in Freiburg (UKLFR), in the group of Prof. Dr. Tilman Brummer.
Negar Parizadeh (ESR 8) starting her work remotely on project IRP 1.8 in Naples (CNR), under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Alberto Luini. Relocation to Italy was delayed until June by the COVID-19 outbreak.
ESRs 14 started work on the 11th of May:
Alexia Maria Gali (ESR 14) starting her work on project IRP 2.6 in Athens (PAO), under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Leonidas Alexopoulos.
ESRs 15 started work remotely on the 1st of June:
Lorenzo Federico Signorini (ESR 15) starting his work on project IRP 2.7 in Tel Aviv (TAU), under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Roded Sharan.
By 31.05.2020 (Postponed to 30.06.2020)
D3.1 (D9) PCDP implementation and supervision structure (WP3)
Postponed due to delays in recruitment caused by the COVID-19 pandemic
ESR Kick-off & Training Event
Planned for April 22nd – 24th, 2020 – Stuttgart
(Most content was postponed due to COVID-19 outbreak)
Participation of all 13 ESRs.
The transferable skills workshops and introduction to the data sharing platform planned as online events.
22nd of April – Introduction to the Data Sharing Platform (DaRUS) – online meeting
ESR Kick-off & Training Event
Transferrable skills workshops – Online meetings – July 28th – 31st, 2020
Participation of all 13 recruited ESRs.
The transferable skills workshops on:
- Ethics of Science
- Good Scientific Practice
- Self- and Time- Management
Recruitment efforts for ESR11 (for the position at AX in Barcelona) paused temporarily due to the COVID-19 situation in Spain, to be re-started as a new call for application in late summer 2020.
New recruitment round for the ESR10 position at VUmc, due to discontinuation of ESR10 employment at the end of July 2020.
D1.1 (D1) Report on experimental approaches to mechanistically understand mutual regulation of signalling and secretion on a systems level (WP1)
D2.1 (D5) Joint report on approaches (WP2)
D3.2 (D10) Report on IRP based training, including secondments I (WP3)
D3.3 (D11) Reports on network-wide training events I (WP3)
D4.4 (D20) Annual Progress Report I (WP4)
D5.3 (D27) Annual Dissemination and outreach report I (WP5)
D6.1-D6.6 (D35-D40) H – Requirement No. 1-6 (WP6)
ESRs 10 and 11 started work in October 2020:
Catarina Marques (ESR 10) is starting her work on project IRP 2.2 in Amsterdam (VUmc), in the group of Prof. Dr. Connie Jimenez on the 1st of October.
Juan Manuel García Illarramendi (ESR 11) starting his work on project IRP 2.3 in Barcelona (AX), under the supervision of Dr. Judith Farrés on the 5th of October.
MS2 Recruitment process completed (M6)
Achieved with delay on M12 due to difficulties posed by the COVID-19 pandemic
MS3 Joint supervision arrangements in place (M7)
Achieved with delay by M9 for 13 ESRs and M13 for 2 ESRs due to difficulties in recruitment posed by the COVID-19 pandemic
Training Event in Oslo & Mid-Term Check
Currently planned as online events
D4.5 (D21) Report on Mid-Term Check (WP4)