ELItrans project administration and management
- Establishment of the management, steering and advisory structure for the project (according to section 3.2 of the proposal).
- Financial and other administration of the project.
- Distribution of project funds, accounting, reporting etc. according to the HORIZON2020 regulations and the specific requirements of the INFRADEV-3 Call.
- Coordination of the Work Packages.
- Supervision of deliverables.
- Organization of central project and consortium meetings.
- Dissemination of project results.
WP2 Organisation and Interactions
Preparing the ELI-ERIC statutes and “Business Model”
- Develop, evaluate and compare a comprehensive set of scenarios and models for the legal basis (statutes) and operational concepts for a future ELI international organization, to be created following the ERIC Community Legal Framework. The Work Package deliverables will serve as the main basis and include the start of negotiations towards the establishment of the future ELI-ERIC, to be conducted by the ELI-DC International Association with prospective Consortium members.
- Develop the essential elements of the future Access policy of the ELI-ERIC along the recommendations of the EC Charter, with additional specific considerations regarding:
- Facilitating the Users' access to the various host sites of ELI-ERIC with their individual scientific profiles
- Guiding the Users in the selection of the scientifically most appropriate and technically relevant host facility for the specific needs expressed
- Offering state-of-the-art and sustainable access to the collected experimental data
- Harmonize ELI’s general access rules with the specific requirements for each host site of ELI-ERIC.
- Develop – on the basis of existing relevant examples – methods and protocols for the identification, approval procedures, conditions, and development strategies of ELI Regional Partner Facilities (ELI-RPF).
- Design ELI’s future management system and virtual management environment:
- Identify the appropriate management and administration structure and processes of ELI
- Identify, in interaction with Work Package 3 ICT: Virtual Administration, Data and Computing, the standardized soft- and hardware tools necessary to support and implement this structure across the ELI facilities
- Identify the support elements needed by ELI researchers and users (in relationship with the Access policy and access measures) to perform their research, interact with other researchers and to make efficient use of the resources and technical infrastructures available locally, ELI-wide, and internationally
- Identify, in interaction with Work Package 3 ICT, the standardized soft- and hardware tools necessary to implement this research environment across the three ELI facilities
- Identify IT support for tracking the sample handling, considering safety levels of the experiments (in interaction with Work Package 7 EHS (Environmental, Health and Safety) & Radiation Safety).
- Develop and implement staff training activities and associated actions towards the development of a common ELI corporate identity. regarding internal communication, internal and external publicity, introduction and implementation of unified corporate governance policies etc. to ensure that the transition from the implementation phase, managed through separate grant agreements by each of the ELI Pillars, to the ELI-ERIC proceeds smoothly and successfully, to enhance ELI’s global competitiveness and, hence, make ELI-ERIC an attractive object for funding through its sponsors.
- Develop, publicise and present to the international user community ELI’s joint scientific portfolio of user research opportunities, part of its “business plan” as an international user facility, and as a consequence of the integration of the three infrastructures.
WP3 Virtual Administration, Data and Computing
Development of the ELI-ERIC access policy
The objective of this Work Package is to develop, starting from the Virtual Research and Management Environment (VRME) design carried out by Work Package 2, an implementation plan for the common IT platform across the three facilities on which to implement the above standardized soft- and hardware tools for both research and administration.
Moreover, the Work Package also pursues the identification of concepts and solutions for an ELI-wide common data management solution in collaboration with the expertise of the participating e-Infrastructure partners, namely:
- Common concepts for (large-volume) experimental data acquisition to enable the harmonized and sustainable operation of ELI pillars on the long-term.
- Common data management concepts that ensure secure data collection and data transport among ELI data repositories and to the e-Infrastructure partners.
- Concepts and plans for the ELI-wide data management service layer that integrates e-Infrastructure big data and HPC services and enables efficient experimental data processing, numerical simulation, data curation.
This Work Package requires close collaboration with experts from the areas of administration/management, research/facility operation, and IT (Business Functions, Business processes, Logical models, and requirements).
Development of standards for beam diagnostics and user/facility interfaces
Part A of the Work Package will focus on:
- The identification of a comprehensive set of the most relevant parameters for the laser sources provided by ELI-ERIC
- The identification of the beam diagnostic devices and methods for these parameters, particularly at (but not restricted to) the facility-user interface
- The development of common devices, methods and protocols to be used at all ELI pillars as part of a common operation and user access policy
- The synchronization and the coordination of ongoing and future R&D in these areas,
- The foresight and the upgrade strategies for laser, gamma beam and secondary source developments
Part B will focus on the cooperation with international bodies (such as ICUIL, LASERLAB-EUROPE, Photonics21 etc.), emerging national research infrastructures (APOLLON, CLPU, HiLASE), and industry, to initiate standardization in this field at the international level for the set of relevant parameters identified in Part A.
Technology for high power laser interactions and targets
The objectives of this Work Package are:
- Analyze the needs of ELI-ERIC for world-class target fabrication and provision for operation as an international user facility.
- Develop a strategy to meet those needs, taking into account the required resources (investment, operating costs, manpower and joint operation).
- Develop operational plans for a joint target fabrication and characterization facility distributed among the different ELI sites.
WP6 Knowledge and Technology Transfer
Knowledge and technology transfer
The objective of this Work Package is to introduce a sustainable model of Knowledge and Technology Transfer (KTT) for ELI-ERIC considering the regional, national and international socio-economic impacts of the ELI pillars.
More specifically, the aims of the Work Package are:
- Coordinate the activities of the individual pillars to make ELI a reliable and stimulating partner for the applications sphere.
- Analyse the existing KTT results, legal commitments and KTT-related structures in the ELI pillars.
- Develop a clear, comprehensive and user-friendly introduction of ELI’s user potential to the application sphere including industry and SMEs by developing the plans for access to RIs and training activities for industrial users and cooperation partners.
- Maximize ELI KTT and innovation opportunities resulting from co-operation with industry in the instrumentation process within the construction of ELI infrastructure.
WP7 EHS & LASER SAFETY
Environmental, Health and Safety and Radiation Safety
Analysis of the EHS and Radiation Safety measures, systems and procedures within the pillars
Definition of effective safety procedures and their implementation is a critical issue for the future operations. This Work Package will exploit the knowledge already gained in this area by each Pillar, where safety-related topics are already being discussed and dealt with. The goal of the Work Package is to establish a common safety culture, to standardize procedures for handling common problems, and to provide a general policy for the development of guidelines dedicated to specific safety areas. The work will be carried out in synergy with the activities at the local level, which concern in particular further development and implementations of specific safety area guidelines.
The main identified objectives of Work Package 7 are:
- Establishment and implementation of robust EHS, and Radiation Safety management system.
- Design of general policies for the development of guidelines and procedures specific to the high-power laser based facilities.
- Development and implementation of user safety programme.