CCP Secretariat Activities

Items carried out in role for CCP Secretariat actvities:

The role combines administrative with diplomatic skills as well as accountancy and some line management to move the CCPs forward. There are two CCPs to consider in this case that theEPSRC asked for these roles to be combined to save time and effort. CCPi (Tomographic Imaging) and CCP PTEMR (synergistic PET and MR reconstruction). There are two parts; the EPSRC Network activities whose funds are managed by the Universities, and the EPSRC SLA contract that is managed through SCD/STFC.

Core documentation available online:

For the EPSRC Networks, the PIs and CoIs have a set of deliverables that are describe in the original call documents: CCPi and CCP PETMR Key documents and action list:-

To summarise these have to account for numbers and type; Membership, Type of data user, International Links, Industrical contacts, Training/Workshops including feedback, Outreach / PE, New Functionality, New Platforms, New algorithms, Increased efficiency, Papers; example data sets, modes of distribution.

Original call documents and associated material are on the following websites: and

For the EPSRC SLA outcomes we have in SCD sharepoint links that are managed by Damian Jones at:

These account for numbers and types; presentations, publications and training courses as defined for by the SLA Steering Panel. Alternative metrics are being sought and encouraged, eg citations, and public engagement (PE).

Network Running:

To run the network the following roles are undertaken:

Booking, reports, editing and minutes for the following formal management meetings need coordinate and based across the UK. Using eventbrite, email and websites and other items:

  • CCPi Working Group - every 6 months
  • CCPPETMR Working Group - every 6 months
  • CCP Steering Panel representation as needed - every 6 months
  • CCPi exec meeting – every 6 months
  • CCP PETMR exec meeting representation - bi-monthly
  • PETMR software development meetings (every 6 weeks) and weekly t-conf meetings
  • CCPi developer meetings – tour of lab based sites included (every 3 months)
  • SLA SP representation when required (annual)
  • Monthly? meeting for show-and-tell and other CCP related activities (eg SCD seminars advertised to the wider community)
  • Coordinate EPSRC mid term and final reports (every two years) with Damian and Barbara

For all these deliverables and other data - Data/Docs:

  • Update PETMR onedrive account and sared files folder on drupal including admin folder (lists etc)
  • Update CCPi shared files folder on drupal as well as dropbox links and zenodo accounts for datasets

There are other criteria that have played a large role - mainly EPSRC deliverables for main network:

  • PE activities; many events have occured and thousands of public have been through speciifc vis CCPi/CCPPETMR demonstrations: attend
  • Create new CCP outcomes for example on KTA exhibition stands/ conference stands etc
  • Liaise with CoIs and network members for future Proposal Planning etc. new networks

Both involve fellowships and small grants this involes:

  • Arranging travel and expenses as needed
  • Approval and summary reports
  • Hosting and travel with fellows to visit sites and guide

Occasional visits for funded external trips and representations have been requested including

  • EU COST EXTREMA visits and meetings
  • PSI visits and workshops
  • BSI conferences (including work/visits with NPL)

Extra Important items:

The above is all important and allows a smooth running of the operations. But, key is the success are the softer skills for future bids and activities involving emailing and managing the limited time commitments of the collaborators within the network and the CoIs

Login and monitor fesearchfish entries for the EPSRC Network and Flagship projects - act as Delegate roles.

-- MartinTurner - 25 Nov 2016

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