Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
Scientific project manager
Edvard I. Moser, NTNU
Administrative project manager
Bjarne Foss, NTNU
Coordinator for infrastructure at the Oslo node
Trygve Brauns Leergaard
Coordinator for infrastructure at the Bergen node
Clive Bramham and Espen Hartveit
Host institutions for the research infrastructure
NTNU, with Univ. of Bergen (UiB) and Univ. of Oslo (UiO) as partners
The NORBRAIN steering board is the highest decision body of the consortium. It consists of one representative from each partner at a strategic decision level (Deans of involved Faculties). The Board meets twice a year and is responsible for changes in investment and project strategy. The Board is used as a conflict solver in case of disagreements. It takes strategic decisions about national and international co-operations.
The Management Group (MG) is the executive unit of NORBRAIN. Edvard Moser is Scientific Director and Kay Gastinger is Administrative Director of NORBRAIN. He leads the MG and the management of the consortium. The MG will consist of the local coordinator of each infrastructure node (Moser, Leergaard, Bramham) and will have bimonthly meetings. The MG runs the daily business of the infrastructure. It is responsible for implementing Board decisions and follows up progress and deliveries. WP leaders will be called in to MG meetings as needed.
Work package (WP) leaders are responsible for progress and deliverables of their respective WPs. The WP leaders report to the Management Group, which in turn reports to the Steering Board.
Work Packages will be led by a WP leader. Key personnel, in addition to Moser and Gastinger, are:
The Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) will advise biannually regarding strategic development, implementation, upgrades and management of the infrastructure. Meetings will rotate between NORBRAIN nodes. The SAB consists of 4 of the world’s leading scientists in neuroscience and neuroscience technology, all with considerable experience in research management:
There will be held annual user meetings to obtain feedback from the broad spectrum of external and internal users. User satisfaction surveys will be conducted in addition.