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MCCT SKADS. 14 events and 10 participating institutes 4 types of events: Technical workshop Astronomical workshop Mixed workshop (practical assignment) Schools. MCCT SKADS. Intended to complement SKADS

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mcct skads
MCCT SKADS
  • 14 events and 10 participating institutes
  • 4 types of events:
    • Technical workshop
    • Astronomical workshop
    • Mixed workshop (practical assignment)
    • Schools

SKADS Controller Meeting

MCCT session

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MCCT SKADS
  • Intended to complement SKADS
  • Primary objective to train new generation of (Technical) Scientist for new radio astronomy instruments LOFAR, SKA
  • Provides possibility for short (up to 4 weeks) scholarship
  • 10 participants
  • Signed EC Contract expected today
  • Project started 1 January 2007
  • Total funding level 555k Euro

SKADS Controller Meeting

MCCT session

participants
Participants

1. Netherlands Foundation for Research in Astronomy ASTRON

2. Joint Institute for VLBI in Europe JIVE

3. Instituto di Radioastronomia INAF

4.Observatoire de Paris OPAR

5. Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie MPIfR

6. The University of Manchester UMAN

7. Fundacion general de la Universidad de Alcala - Instituto Geografico Nacional FG-IGN

8. University of Cambridge UCAM DPHYS

9. University of Oxford OXF-DB

10. Rijksuniversiteit Groningen - Kapteyn Astronomical Institute

SKADS Controller Meeting

MCCT session

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MCCT SKADS
  • Management team of MCCT SKADS coincides with management of SKADS
  • For the organization of events one Local Point of Contact for each participant that hosts an event
  • Project Structure has still some positions vacant (Quality Group)

SKADS Controller Meeting

MCCT session

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MCCT SKADS

SKADS Controller Meeting

MCCT session

mcct components
MCCT components
  • Schools. Radio astronomy: fundamentals and the new instruments
    • 35-40 participants
    • 3 schools, 8 days each
  • Astronomical workshops: the science of SKA(DS)
    • 25-30 participants
    • 2 tracks, 6 days each
  • Technical workshops: antennas and enabling technologies for SKADS
    • 20-30 participants
    • 2 tracks, 6 days each
  • Mixed workshops: science and instruments
    • 20-30 participants
    • 2 tracks, 6 days each
    • Training (Part of Mixed workshops) “scholarship”
      • 5 x 8 participants, 21 days each

SKADS Controller Meeting

MCCT session

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MCCT SKADS 2007

SKADS Controller Meeting

MCCT session

mcct skads 2008
MCCT SKADS 2008

SKADS Controller Meeting

MCCT session

mcct skads 2009
MCCT SKADS 2009

SKADS Controller Meeting

MCCT session

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Marie Curie SKADS finances

Total eligible costs and requested Marie Curie contribution is:

SKADS Controller Meeting

MCCT session

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MCCT SKADS

MCCT has only funds for

  • Management & Audit Certificates
  • Organization
  • Participants :
    • Living allowances
    • Travel allowances
    • Participation fee

(only eligible for limited nr. of participants per category)

SKADS Controller Meeting

MCCT session

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MCCT SKADS

Has no funds for:

  • No salary costs of trainers/key-notespeakers of host institutions are budgeted.
  • Costs for the facilities of the hosts, such as use of laboratory, computers, equipment, etc., are not budgeted. These costs will be paid for by the hosts.
  • For the practical training no organizational costs are budgeted

SKADS Controller Meeting

MCCT session

general principles
General Principles
  • No profits are allowed
  • Costs should not be part of another Community Project

(when this is the case make a clear separation)

  • No more than 30 % of the total number of event participants (funded+not funded) should:
    • Come from the same country
    • Be from Third countries

SKADS Controller Meeting

MCCT session

role of coordinator
Role of Coordinator
  • Updating vacancy tool
  • Ensuring timeliness of reports
  • Create and maintain database of all funded researchers
  • Ensure that all participants (also not funded) complete questionaires
  • Maintain website (mcct.skads-eu.org)

SKADS Controller Meeting

MCCT session

periodic management report use sesam
Periodic Management Report (use SESAM!)
  • Financial Report
  • Justification of costs claimed
  • Management Report
  • Financial Statement (Form C)
    • (one for each contractor with eligible costs)
  • Summary Financial Report
  • Audit Certificate (after 2nd year)
    • (one for each contractor with eligible costs)
  • All reports should be submitted together

SKADS Controller Meeting

MCCT session

selection of participants advertisement of events
Selection of ParticipantsAdvertisement of Events

SELECTION

  • Gender Balance
  • International Balance (30 %)
  • Balance between early stage and experienced researchers

ADVERTISEMENT

  • Vacancy tool MC-opportunities.cordlis.lu
  • Website of project
  • Scientific Journals
  • Always Acknowledge MC

SKADS Controller Meeting

MCCT session

administrative financial requirements
Administrative & Financial Requirements
  • Use only forms from SESAM website

http://webgate.cec.eu.int/sesam/

  • Overheads are not allowed
  • VAT is not eligibleadvise: transfer lump sum to participants for living allowance, reimburse travel
  • Participants should fill in questionaire on SESAM website

SKADS Controller Meeting

MCCT session

contract
Contract
  • Location and dates are indicative do not require amendment
  • Funds can be transferred between cost categories

(but no overheads, max 7 % &management and audit certification)

  • Adding events is possible but cum in contract is maximum
  • Changes need to be discussed with project officer
  • ALWAYS: Keep in contact with Project Office

SKADS Controller Meeting

MCCT session