The Executive board (EB)
The EB is responsible for the success of all aspects of the program and consortium and decides on strategic matters regarding the scientific research program, knowledge transfer and the education and career-development programs. Each EB member is responsible for one or more aspects of the program management.
The Societal Impact committee (SIC)
The Societal Impact committee (SIC) is responsible for translating the knowledge developed in QuMat to interested target audiences. It will develop a communication and implementation plan and organize activities and events aimed at informing and involving interested industries, scientists and the general public. When needed, it will ask advice from the ISOAC.
QuMat puts high value on scientific integrity, ethical conduct and social safety. Within the EB, ethics and scientific integrity are the responsibility of Morais Smith. QuMat will create a culture of friendly and encouraging relationships between all researchers, from PhDs to advanced career scientists, with recognition of the merits of all involved. In case of doubts and/or questions of young researchers regarding ethical comportment, the PhD/PD council and its independent counselor will be available for help and advice.
The PhD/PD council
A PhD/PD council of 6 PhD students and postdocs represents the young researchers. They will advise and act as sounding board for the EB and will appoint two representatives as member of the talent committee, ensuring that the interests of the young researchers are taken into account in the consortium’s policies and education program.
The PhD/PD council proposes scientific topics and personal development skills to incorporate in the education program and organizes teambuilding and career development activities.
At the start of the program, the PhD/PD council will choose an independent counselor for the PhD students and postdocs in case of work-related or personal problems. Ze will act as mediator in case of conflicts.
The Supervisory Board (SB)
The Supervisory Board (SB) comprises high-level representatives from each participating university (university board member/deans of faculties). The SB formally appoints the EB members. It monitors the evolution of the program and financial management and forms the formal link between the EB and the boards of the participating universities.
The Scientific advisory committee (SAC)
The Industrial and Societal Advisory Committee (ISOAC)
The Industrial and Societal Advisory Committee (ISOAC) advises the EB on all aspects regarding knowledge utilization and outreach. It is therefore a broad committee representing the full range of target audiences with representatives from academic and applied research institutes and interested companies.