Work Package Leader

Work Package Leader (WPL): Each work package (WP) will be managed by a work package leader to ensure the performance and progress of the work package with regard to the overall work plan. The WPL will evaluate the progress reports provided by WP participants within their work package to ensure the successful completion of objectives and tasks. As the clinical study was initiated by the MHH and corlife and technical infrastructure and know-how for processing is located in Hannover, the majority of ARISE work packages are led by partners in Hannover. However, the entire consortium will be actively involved in all decision-making processes via the Steering Committee to ensure an equal distribution of influence across all partners.

The responsibilities of the work package leader are:

  • monitoring the progress of the WP against time and budget allocations, ensure that the work package fulfils the objectives listed as milestones and deliverables,
  • alerting the coordinator in case of delay or default in the performance of the WP;
  • deliver biannual progress reports to the coordinator;
  • after consultation with the SC, preparation of proposals for the update of the work plan and new parties (if needed);

Work package members will mainly use electronic means for communication and coordination. If necessary, face-to-face meetings will be organised by the work package leader, where possible to be combined with other ARISE meetings to minimise travel costs.