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

  • Grant Agreement

    Entry into force 09.08.2019

  • Consortium Agreement

    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)

    24.10.2019

    Beneficiaries met to kick off the project.

  • First deliverables:

    Deadline: 31.10.2019

    D4.1 (D17) KOM Report (WP4)

    D5.1 (D25) Data Sharing Report (WP5)

  • Deliverables:

    Deadline: 30.11.2019

    D4.9 (D41) Consortium Agreement Report (WP4)

    D4.10 (D42) Supervisory Board Report (WP4)

  • ITN 2019 Coordinators’s Infoday

    22.11.2019

    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 to start work at UiO:

    06.01. 2020

    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 to start work at USTUTT and OUH:

    15.01. 2020

    Elena Gutiérrez Galindo (ESR 2) started her work on project IRP 1.2 in Stuttgart (USTUTT), in the group of Dr. Angelika Hausser.

    13.01. 2020

    Eleni Skourti (ESR 7) started her work on project IRP 1.7 in Oslo (OUH), in the group of Dr. Gunhild Mælandsmo.

  • 6 ESRs to start work in February:

    01.02. 2020

    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.

    Jacqueline Bersano (ESR 13) is starting her work on project IRP 2.5 in Freiburg (CRDS), under the supervision of Dr. Julia Schüler.

    03.02. 2020

    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.

    06.02. 2020

    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 and 14 to start work in March:

    15.03. 2020

    Amirabbas Parizadeh (ESR 4) is starting his work on project IRP 1.4 in Oslo (UiO), in the group of Prof. Dr. Hesso Farhan.

    16.03. 2020

    Alexia Maria Gali (ESR 14) starting her work on project IRP 2.6 in Athens (PAO), under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Leonidas Alexopoulos.

  • Deliverables:

    By 31.03.2020

    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 to start 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 15 to start 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.

  • Deliverables:

    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

    Online training events are adopted in order to ensure ESR training as scheduled.

    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

    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.

  • Upcoming Deliverables:

    30 September 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)

  • Training Event in Oslo & Mid-Term Check

    Currently planned as online events

    November 2020

  • Deliverables:

    By 31.12.2020

    D4.5 (D21) Report on Mid-Term Check (WP4)